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Posted on Delta 36-725 Table Saw Alignment Issues - Need Advice

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#1 posted 08-15-2018 03:01 PM

Did you ever resolve this? I have a similar issue. The right miter slot, blade and fence are all parallel, but the let slot isn t. Love to hear if you found a solution.

- Tdgkorn

As long as the right face of the fence is parallel to the blade when the fence is to the left of the blade, it is safe to use. If not, you may have to adjust the fence anytime you need to use it on the left side of the blade. On the other hand, if the left slot is not parallel to the right slot there is not a permanent fix for that but is not dangerous to use, since it just affects the accuracy using your miter gage, though you could similarly adjust your miter gauge when you need to use it on the left. Measuring from the right slot, how far out of alignment is the left slot? If you have made a crosscut sled (everyone should), does it slide smoothly with guides in both slots?

I have had the same saw for 4 years now and the only problem that I have is that the faces of the fence are cupped slightly, probably because they over tightened them when assembling the fence but I can deal with that by using an auxiliary fence face when needed. One of these days, I will make some new faces to replace the cupped extruded aluminum ones. While I have been happy with my saw, recent reports of issues like this would prevent me from buying it now and if the miter slots are not parallel or the table was not flat, I would return the saw.

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