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Forum topic by Lloyd Davies posted 06-29-2009 07:07 AM 14852 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lloyd Davies

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06-29-2009 07:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw noise problem delta 34-670 wwwlloyduscom

Is there something wrong with it?

I have an 15 year old Delta 34-670 contractors saw. It seems to work OK but when I turn it on you would think a jet engine is taking off. I can’t believe how much noise it makes. It was purchased second hand and has a nice after market fence so it does have some redeeming features.

Any advice on how to quiet it down would be well appreciated.

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com


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#1 posted 06-29-2009 07:35 AM

lloyd i owned one of these saws for 10 years welll i still own it its siting in the corner collecting dust now. it’s loud and their is nothing you can do about it but replace it if you want a saw that doesn’t sound like 747.

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 07:57 AM

Loud is an understatement. It’s like being in the front row at a rock concert. “doyoulikegumwood” is it really meant to be that loud?

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 07:57 AM

have tried without a blade and it’s the same

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 08:03 AM

its a direct drive motor don’t push it to hard their over 250 buck to replace their not much you can do to make it any quieter. i burned up 2 motors on mine and of course it always happened when i didn’t have time to buy a new saw its a good saw for starting out but i promise you’ll be looking to replace it if you really get into wood working

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 05:50 PM

Thanks doyoulikegumwood. It really is crazy loud. I can’t operate it without the garage door being shut and even then I am sure the neighbors will be complaining. I thought my 3hp portercable router was loud at 21,000 rpm but it is nothing compared to this beast. I think I am going to have to look for another table saw.

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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kweinert

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 01:48 AM

Heh – I guess since it’s the only one I’ve ever had I didn’t realize how loud it is compared to others.

I’ve never had an issue with it, aside from trying to make zero clearance inserts.

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#7 posted 12-12-2009 02:45 AM

I have found that zero clearance inserts are easy enough to make with 1/4” mdf. After I have cut out the oblong piece I use a router to reduce the height of the edge of the insert by 1/8” or so. I have even been able to glue a thin piece of wood behind the blade afterwards to act as a splitter guard. Once you ahve set the router up to the right height it’s best to make a half dozen or so for different thickness blades and differeng angle cuts.

My latest gripe with it is the amount of sawdust it generates and which goes all over the place.

Lloyd

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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kweinert

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 04:44 PM

I presume when you make them this way you don’t need/use the little rubber washers that the original plate needs, right?

-- Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the person.

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#9 posted 12-14-2009 12:52 AM

No I don’t use any rubber washers with my mdf zero clearance inserts.

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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