|Forum topic by Pmh30097||posted 10-06-2014 09:44 AM||2847 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-06-2014 09:44 AM
I just picked up a Delta 36-725 Table Saw. It is a second-hand purchase, so I have no expectation of warranty coverage. Surprisingly, it was still in the box, but once assembled (rather, reassembled), it was apparent that it had been used and somewhat abused. For example, the (not original) blade had heavy scorch marks and melted vinyl from what I guess was ramming thick sheets of MDF/Melamine board through it. The blade was not parallel to the miter slot, nor was the miter gauge or fence. The real red flag was the thermal protection circuit had been tripped. The saw would not start at first – I had to reset the protection circuit. Caveat emptor, so they say.
Anyway, it has been reassembled (the split rail is a pain… I’m considering fabricating my own from steel angle), cleaned up, lubed with dry-film lube per the manual, aligned per Delta tech-support instructions and appears good to go. Cuts are generally very clean and smooth, and the motor does not bog at all through hardwoods. I’m happy, except for two things – the arbor seems to have some runout and causing my diablo 40T blade to wobble a little, and the motor makes an unusual noise when running (load or no-load).
So, I’m asking the folks here with one, what does your saw sound like? does it quietly “whoosh” as the blade spins, or is there a slight hum? Or is there a little more, like a light grrrrrrrr? Descriptive, I know. I’ll try a youtube link, but forgive me if it doesn’t work…
How about arbor runout issues? And what kind of tweaks in general have you made to make your saw better?