Delta table saw out of square

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Forum topic by Leldon posted 07-03-2012 04:17 PM 1091 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2012 04:17 PM

I have a 10” delta table saw. Its a contractors kind with its own base. I have noticed recently that the blade is out of square. It’s not tilted. I have checked to see if I adjust that and it is all the way, but still not right. I did get a new belt for it the other day, but not sure if that was it or not. Any help is greatly appreciated!


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#1 posted 07-03-2012 09:23 PM

What’s keeping it from going any further? Could there be an adjustable stop?

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 09:31 PM

There should be a stop on the tilt mechanism that you adjust when necessary. Makes me think a wood chip might be in front of this stopping the arbor too soon. Might need a good cleaning and no adjustment.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 09:42 PM

Thats what I thought too. I have looked to see if anything is up in there, but other than saw dust, it wasn’t. I’m going to give it a good cleaning just in case though. And maybe use a flashlight to get a better look! Thanks for the help and I will report back!

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 12:27 AM

Well, I blew out the bottom with my air compressor and there is nothing keeping it from going out of square. I was reading online and I think I might can try to adjust it into square! It sounded easy enough…we will see!

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#5 posted 07-04-2012 01:00 AM

Look in the trunion grooves for grime.

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#6 posted 07-04-2012 01:55 AM

Those two ho;es just in front of the blade opening are the adjustment stops for 90 degrees and 45 degrees, clean out the holes and you will find allen set screws. the hole on your left is the 45 degree stop an d the one on the right is for 90 degrees.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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