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Delta 36-725t2

by Rj1670
posted 01-27-2020 10:20 PM


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WhyMe

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#51 posted 07-01-2020 11:32 AM

It really depends on your level of use as to buy the Griz or Delta. I have the Delta and the main thing I don’t like is the integrated motor. If the motor ever takes a dump you may as well buy a new table saw. With the Griz you can get a new motor without breaking the bank.

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perfesser

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#52 posted 07-20-2020 04:21 PM

Sorry I’m late to the party. I have had my eye on the 36-725 but the T2 is out and it’s only 120V not convertible to 240v. That’s been my plan all along. I’m quite disappointed in Delta for this. Am I crying over nothing or should I retarget to something else that’s capable of 220v-240v?? Other than the sheet metal changes this seems like the same saw.

John

-- in the garage, making sawdust..

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#53 posted 07-20-2020 06:39 PM

@WhyMe ”” If the motor ever takes a dump you may as well buy a new table saw””

I have not seen the motor listed as integrated, can you explain further?

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#54 posted 07-20-2020 06:56 PM



@WhyMe ”” If the motor ever takes a dump you may as well buy a new table saw””

I have not seen the motor listed as integrated, can you explain further?

- OldBull

There are a number of posts on LJ about Delta 36-725 issues with integrated motor, such as:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/54669

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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WhyMe

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#55 posted 07-21-2020 01:39 AM

The Delta 36-725 motor assembly as a replacement, cost more than to buy a whole new saw. The motor, belt housing and arbor is all one piece.

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OldBull

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#56 posted 07-21-2020 12:16 PM

What I am trying to figure out is, what makes it integrated? I have seen nothing that claims the saw has an integrated motor, not saying they arn’t just I find nothing in the manual. They do have 5 year warranties but the process sounds like a pain although I have not been through it myself. Others have and Delta responded. It would be nice to know if the situation was with a limited slot of serial numbers but i doubt Delta would offer any information as they are not usually very forward or agressive on customer service.
Thanks.

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WhyMe

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#57 posted 07-21-2020 11:12 PM



What I am trying to figure out is, what makes it integrated? I have seen nothing that claims the saw has an integrated motor, not saying they arn t just I find nothing in the manual. They do have 5 year warranties but the process sounds like a pain although I have not been through it myself. Others have and Delta responded. It would be nice to know if the situation was with a limited slot of serial numbers but i doubt Delta would offer any information as they are not usually very forward or agressive on customer service.
Thanks.

- OldBull

If you look at the parts diagram the motor is not a normal motor that you can buy anywhere like you can for a Grizzly table saw. The motor is special to the Delta 36-725 as it has a housing that includes the slide mounts for the adjustment tubes and the mount housing for the arbor. The replacement motor assembly is over $800. I don’t know what else to say for you to understand that the motor is integrated with other functioning parts of the saw.

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#58 posted 09-03-2020 05:18 PM

After extensive research and comparison with all the other cabinet and hybrid saws I decided to buy the 36-725T. I had my heart set on the Grizzly but jsut can justify double the price for baiscally the same features. Also who knows if the will ever have nay in stock in my price range. It took alot of effort to locate one of these in stockl. I live in goergia and was unable to find one in GA, TN, SC, NC, FL, AL or MS! on a flike I checked my hometopwn webiste in Bedford VA and they had one in stck this morning! Immeditately purchased it and will drive up this weekemd to pick it up from my mohter in laws where it will be delivered.

I cannot believe how difficult is has been to find a good saw for a good price. Given that this type of deal is out there I jsut don;t see how all the the craigslist sellers can ask what they do for used ocntractors saw and expect over time grizzly will lose alot of hybrid saw business to htis model.

Will update once I have setup but based on all the reviews I have seen expect nothing but a well tuned capable saw.

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cmacnaughton

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#59 posted 09-03-2020 06:28 PM



After extensive research and comparison with all the other cabinet and hybrid saws I decided to buy the 36-725T. I had my heart set on the Grizzly but jsut can justify double the price for baiscally the same features. Also who knows if the will ever have nay in stock in my price range. It took alot of effort to locate one of these in stockl. I live in goergia and was unable to find one in GA, TN, SC, NC, FL, AL or MS! on a flike I checked my hometopwn webiste in Bedford VA and they had one in stck this morning! Immeditately purchased it and will drive up this weekemd to pick it up from my mohter in laws where it will be delivered.

I cannot believe how difficult is has been to find a good saw for a good price. Given that this type of deal is out there I jsut don;t see how all the the craigslist sellers can ask what they do for used ocntractors saw and expect over time grizzly will lose alot of hybrid saw business to htis model.

Will update once I have setup but based on all the reviews I have seen expect nothing but a well tuned capable saw.

- bean_o


I have the T1 model and have had no issues. When the T2 was released earlier this year, motor problems were widespread and even now seem pretty common. Caveat: people with problems gripe, and people without problems tend to stay silent, so make of that what you will. I would suggest that if you’re on FB, join the Delta 36-725 Table Saw Owners group. There’s an electrical engineer there (Frank Heizler) who sells a kit with higher quality switches and capacitors for a reasonable price. People who have had issues with their T1s and T2s swear by the kit in resolving motor issues.

-- –Chuck M. Nutmegger by choice

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#60 posted 09-04-2020 04:08 PM

I will say I am keeping my fingers crossed I am one of the super majority that have no problems. It has been a great saw… Whisper quiet… As far as saws go, and works perfectly with my dado blade set. Is it perfect? No. But for the price it has good precision and makes cuts that most portable saws cannot do. Does it beat a cabinet level shop saw on durability, nope, but definitely on price. Not to mention the space… And even though it is 200 pounds, it is very easy to move and then lock in place. Yes capacitors are always an issue, especially when you go cheap, but most small engine repair or electronics shops can probably troubleshoot a startup capacitor issue and replace it with a much higher quality Japanese brand, if needed. I do wish the t-square is a little less finnicky, but once you get it adjusted right it’s fine. Make sure to follow the set up guide and adjust your blades to ensure complete accuracy. It is not hard to do. Good luck on a well priced contractor saw that can perform work of much more expensive options. Now onto figuring out how to mount the router table on it. I saw previous shots here on that.

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bean_o

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#61 posted 10-01-2020 02:04 PM

FYI – I have the T2 and put it on a dedicated 20 amp circuit to avoid any “undercurrent” situations from damaging the motor. Also added cast iron wings from an old craftsman ($60 on eBay) and mounted my cheap Kobalt router table. Love this saw! The extra weight of the cast iron extension wings increased stability due to the extra weight. One other comment, The dust collection system out of the box sucked! I fixed this with a can of flex seal and tape around al the cracks in the blade chute and some foam in between the chute and the motor. Zero dust on the floor or bottom the saw now!

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