|Forum topic by Bow||posted 09-04-2014 02:40 PM||1792 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
09-04-2014 02:40 PM
I am Bow (like Bow and Arrow, not the command) and I am a hobby wood worker. I currently live in Yuma, AZ.
I have been building small projects (Speaker Cabinets, small stands, free standing shelves, racks, etc) for a number of years using mostly Pine or Plywood, my Miter Saw, drill press, Dremel tool, brute force and ignorance… but I have recently decide to get a table saw.
I poked around an line looking for reviews and decided to get a Craftsman 10” Table Saw with Laser Trac (21807) on Monday, as the reviews where not THAT bad… after assembly, and 4-5 hours of tweaking, I could not get the blade 90 degrees perpendicular to the table without forcing the tilt adjustment and locking it under pressure, nor could I get the Aft Blade right toe out of the blade (aft of blade closer to the fence)... and yes, I attempted all the adjustments provided in the manual, so Tuesday morning, it went back to the store and I got my cash back…
My wife was disappointed, as she had offered to get it for me as a Birthday present, but told me to keep researching and get a decent one…
That search lead me to this forum, as I was looking at the Delta 36-725. I have read the threads about this saw on the site, and looked on the web for real reviews and I think I am heading that way. It seems the biggest complaint is the assembly process, and the Saw is pretty solid after setup… I realize I should get a cabinet saw, but for the amount of woodworking I do, I have trouble justifying the price, or the space.
The projects on this site are incredible, as is the knowledge base, so please forgive my lack of experience in the woodworking field.