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Forum topic by Drewbaby27 posted 12-31-2014 01:06 PM 757 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2014 01:06 PM

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself, and figured this was the best place to post. Hopefully I won’t catch a beating; but if I do I guess this is the best place to get a paddle made.

So, I am a long-time lurker and user of your reviews. After a long and drawn out process (mostly because I have a Lowe’s card), I decided on picking up the Delta 36-725 based mostly on the quality of the review(s) thetinman posted. To be honest it’s probably more saw than I need, but maybe someday with your help, I’ll grow into it.

I plan on posting a newb’s review of my own (still currently in the assembly phase, as I just purchased it today), as well as a few small projects once I get it dialed in.

Looks like a great community, hope I can find a contributing place in it!

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 02:08 PM

Welcome to LJs. The saw is a good one for a first step.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 02:12 PM

I bought the same saw around the first of the month. I’d been like you reading and looking at everything I could about the saw before I bought it. I was at the lowes store looking at it again when the salesman told me if I applied for a lowes credit card I could get 10% off, but it only lasted one more day. I applied at the desk and bought the saw. I had looked around and was never going to get a better deal. My saw went together without any problems and I’m still in love with it. It’s so smooth and quite it unreal. I had been using an old skill ts that would make you cringe every time you started it. I’m well pleased and sure you will be to once you get it together. Also welcome to the forum, I also new but have been reading here for awhile now. I really enjoy reading and looking at all the post and projects. There’s really some good craftsman and people here.

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 03:39 PM

Glad to have you with us. Don’t be bashful.


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#4 posted 01-01-2015 03:42 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks!

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 03:48 PM

Hello David welcome to LJ’s to you from a fellow LJ down in Charles County!

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 04:06 PM

Welcome aboard glad to have you join the fun. Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 02:21 AM

Thanks for the welcome all. It’s an informative community with my kind of humor. so I’m sure I’ll be around.

Gerald (or anyone else that knows or can point me in the right direction), I’m sure you read how crucial it is to get the rails right. Unfortunately the only other table saw I’ve had experience (I cringe at using such a neutral term) with is a pretty old Craftsman 21807; so I have no point of reference to measure the accuracy from.

Any idea on what to look for, tells that it’s not aligned enough, etc? I spent a good 45 minutes to an hour tinkering on the front, and about half that time on the back. I ‘think’ it’s good, but then again wtf do I really know?

In large part to good reviews and entertaining YouTube videos, assembly has been rather easy. I’m at the point of trying to dial everything in, and that’s where I’m worried my inexperience will show.

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#8 posted 01-02-2015 02:43 AM

I don’t know whether I was lucky or what but my rails lined up rather easily. Basically just keep in mind your lining two pieces of angle iron end to end using the furnished couplings and bolts. Next just take your time getting the rails level using the tool that is furnished. Don’t let it get complicated, because it really not. A lot of people I think try to make it complicated. The rails if they are not bent will almost have to be square with the saw the way they bolt up. Just take your time and it shouldn’t give you any problems. There’s also a post by Tinman that really goes into detail about everything you want to know. I don’t know how to post a link right now but maybe someone will post it for you. I read it before I bought mine and really after reading it decided I wanted one.

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#9 posted 01-02-2015 04:31 AM

Welcome. There’s more knowledge here than you can shake a stick at.

I’d like to try out a new Delta. I’ve been using my Delta Rockwell for around twenty years. Still works like it did first time I hit the switch. (I know somebody’s bound to ask, it worked good)

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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