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Forum topic by billq posted 04-02-2013 08:40 AM 801 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2013 08:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw top defective scratches standards poor makita quality table saw makita makita tools defective table saw inadequate inspection prior to shipment resource tip

A replacement Table top for my Makita table saw 2708.. The coating was different than the original smooth treatment (sorry, I don’t know what it is called”. The real difficulty however was noted when I passed my fingers along the tabletop, and noticed burrs.

I am not ready to start another project on expensive jointered, planed wood with as obviously a problem part from Makita. Scratches are going to be a problem. Anyone with similar experience?

I have not shopped to look at the new model to se if this is an issue just for this one sent to me, or is a quality defect related to a company where quality standards are deteriorating.

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 04:36 AM

Are the burrs all across the surface or just on the edges? A file would quickly clean up the edges, if the top is covered I’d badger the vendor to replace it as it sounds like it wasn’t completely finished or is a ‘reject’.

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#2 posted 05-04-2013 01:45 PM

Thank you, Jeremy, for your interest. The irregularities included the tops of small rails on this aluminum top tablesaw/

A close look revealed ripples in the coating right on top of the rails.

I had them send me a replacement, and got the same poor quality top.

No Makita new tool in my shop. I fine sanded my old tablesaw top. then wiped it down w WD-40.

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#3 posted 05-04-2013 04:29 PM

I have never heard of replacing a table top on a saw, any saw. That indicates to me that it is one piece of junk. I would let Makita know.

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