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What am I doing wrong? Can't assemble front fence rails on delta table saw 36-725

by Zvonko
posted 12-11-2018 08:35 PM


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#1 posted 12-11-2018 08:53 PM

it’s been forever since I assembled mine. Maybe switch the two?

-- Petey

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#2 posted 12-11-2018 08:58 PM

One rail isn’t for the back is it?

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#3 posted 12-11-2018 09:01 PM



it s been forever since I assembled mine. Maybe switch the two?

- Peteybadboy

I tried that. The “right one” is the longer one and it has to go on right side to support the “extension” when ripping long pieces. I put “extension” in quotes because I’m not sure that’s actually the right term for it.

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#4 posted 12-11-2018 09:02 PM



One rail isn t for the back is it?

- Steve

No, the back rails are not as big and those went on just fine. Perfect fit.

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#5 posted 12-11-2018 09:12 PM

Is it possible you have two of the same side rail?

have you watched this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWWvO7x8gBA

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#6 posted 12-11-2018 09:20 PM

I think there’s definitely something up with the right rail, as those two holes in the horizontal portion are for mounting the power switch, I believe. And that should be on the far left side, per assembly instructions. So as Steve mentioned, is it possible it was mispackaged with two of the same rail?

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#7 posted 12-11-2018 09:23 PM



Is it possible you have two of the same side rail?

have you watched this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWWvO7x8gBA

- Steve

I had not seen that video although I have watched several on YouTube trying to figure this out. The video you linked to is more detailed and definitely shows that my rail is not drilled correctly.

I don’t have two of the same because the back rails are different size (seem thinner) than the front ones. The rails are made up of two pieces. One is 20” and the other is over 36” so it’s not like they put in two of the same.

Calling Delta support now. Getting a beer (or two) ready for the long wait on hold.

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#8 posted 12-11-2018 09:31 PM



I think there s definitely something up with the right rail, as those two holes in the horizontal portion are for mounting the power switch, I believe. And that should be on the far left side, per assembly instructions. So as Steve mentioned, is it possible it was mispackaged with two of the same rail?

- Dustin

Not sure what the two holes on bottom of right rail are, but the power switch holes are on the left rail as expected.

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#9 posted 12-11-2018 11:06 PM

What if your entire back rail was meant to be the front rails?

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#10 posted 12-12-2018 02:23 PM


I think there s definitely something up with the right rail, as those two holes in the horizontal portion are for mounting the power switch, I believe. And that should be on the far left side, per assembly instructions. So as Steve mentioned, is it possible it was mispackaged with two of the same rail?

- Dustin

Not sure what the two holes on bottom of right rail are, but the power switch holes are on the left rail as expected.

- Zvonko

On second glance, I think those two holes on the bottom in your first pic are actually supposed to be vertically oriented to fasten the cross-bar on the right hand side of the saw. So have you tried flipping the right rail?

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#11 posted 12-12-2018 03:00 PM

- Zvonko

On second glance, I think those two holes on the bottom in your first pic are actually supposed to be vertically oriented to fasten the cross-bar on the right hand side of the saw. So have you tried flipping the right rail?

- Dustin

I know it looks that way from the pictures, but it’s not. The holes along the vertical part are tapered so it’s not possible to flip the pieces. What you can’t tell from my pictures because I didn’t take one of the whole length of the two pieces combined is that the right piece has the two vertical (untapered) holes at the far right for that cross bar piece.

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#12 posted 12-12-2018 03:05 PM

UPDATE 12/12/18: Phone support told me yesterday to send an email describing the issue with pictures. This morning, they replied that a replacement is being mailed to me. I’ll come back and update this when I receive the right (I hope) piece.

Thanks everyone for your responses.

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#13 posted 12-16-2018 12:08 AM

UPDATE 12/15/18: Received the replacement part from Delta today. Much better.

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#14 posted 12-16-2018 12:36 AM

Wow. I’m glad it’s handled! I wouldn’t think of it at first but I suppose this is another plus for buying used equipment haha! Hopefully you’re set now and ready to make sawdust!!

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