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Buying used Delta 36-725

by pigpencbr
posted 05-11-2016 12:03 AM


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Jim Dawson

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 12:11 AM



Found a guy selling a used delta 36-725. He says its 6 months old and he is moving. I got him down to $400. Is that a good deal for it if it s in good shape? What should I be looking for to check? Any good videos or posts explaining what to check or do?

- pigpencbr


I paid $540 for my 36-725 at Lowes a couple months ago. I would have jumped on a 6 month old one for $400 if I’d found one. I’m very happy with the saw. There are many reviews and videos on the web, just google Delta 36-725 and you’ll be overwhelmed with results.

There is also a great. lengthy review on this site.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 12:21 AM

If the saw is mint and the warranty is still valid, it’d be a good deal IMO. If not, I’d work some coupons and get new one.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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pigpencbr

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 02:15 AM

He said he doesn’t have the original receipt. Think I can get any information about warranty with just a serial number?

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SuperCubber

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 02:33 AM

I’m sure you can call delta with the serial for date of manufacture and warranty info.

I have one, and also would have jumped on a 6 month old one for that price.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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pigpencbr

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 01:37 PM

Just found out from Delta they don’t transfer warranties. So I would be out of luck if anything went wrong. Ugh! I don’t know what to do.

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knotscott

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#6 posted 05-11-2016 02:02 PM



Just found out from Delta they don t transfer warranties. So I would be out of luck if anything went wrong. Ugh! I don t know what to do.

- pigpencbr

The good news is that most devices that are going to have a premature failure will incur failure very early on. Otherwise they tend to perform as expected for the duration of their intended service life, given proper maintenance. That’s one of the benefits of having a slightly used saw vs a 10 year old saw that’s still new in the box….it’s been through the initial testing phase. That doesn’t mean that nothing will ever go wrong with it, but the odds are in your favor for the extended future. Because of the lack of warranty, I’d try to push for a bit more price reduction. It really boils down to your comfort level, how you feel about the used price vs new price, etc.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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bluethundra

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#7 posted 05-11-2016 02:36 PM

I would go see it in person and check it over really well and if everything is good go for it. If he has been using it and has not had any issues so far it should be good.

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WhyMe

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#8 posted 05-11-2016 03:12 PM

I would still buy it if in good shape even without the warranty for $400. Has the current owner registered the saw for the warranty? Some people don’t bother.

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pigpencbr

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#9 posted 05-11-2016 04:31 PM

Doubt he registered it for warranty but he doesn’t have the receipt either. Pretty sure you need the receipt in order to have the warrant.

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WhyMe

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#10 posted 05-11-2016 08:44 PM

If you buy the saw, it won’t hurt to setup a Delta member account and try to register the saw as long as you know the saw wasn’t registered by the current owner. I think when registering you just have to say where the saw was purchased and when. Just claim it was a cash sale and you lost the receipt.

Edit: Looked at the registration and it appears very simple, looks like you don’t even have to say exactly where it was purchased. You can say it was a gift. Warranty service requires a proof of purchase receipt or a product registration number. So it appears you could register the saw if the current owner hasn’t. Here’s the warranty page… http://www.deltamachinery.com/service-support/warranties

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jwyant

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#11 posted 05-11-2016 11:46 PM

The one positive is that you wont have to go through the chaotic build process! :)

If I remember correctly (as I just bought one from Lowes), the S/N format looked like it has the date in it. Mine had a 2015 in it…

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pigpencbr

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#12 posted 05-12-2016 03:25 PM

Gonna pick the saw up today. I did register it with no issues as a gift but still concerned if something goes wrong won’t be able to get support.

Anyone know what a product registration number is?

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WhyMe

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#13 posted 05-12-2016 05:09 PM


Gonna pick the saw up today. I did register it with no issues as a gift but still concerned if something goes wrong won t be able to get support.

Anyone know what a product registration number is?

- pigpencbr

??? It’s the number you get after registering it online. Go into the account you created and look at registered products and you should see the registration number.

Edit: Correction, I went and looked at my registration and all I see listed is the S/N, so I guess you use that as the registration number when calling for service.

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pigpencbr

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#14 posted 05-14-2016 10:20 PM

Well I purchased the saw and it definitely looks brand new. We had to take the rails off the make it fit through the door.

I am a noob still so I am sure this is a dumb question but..I had a question about the rip fence. The far side of the fence is dragging along the table. It doesnt appear to have a height adjustment that I can see like the closer side does. The only thing I can think of is maybe you can shim the far side. Is it as simple as finding someplace that sells a plastic piece I could try and fit In there? Or is there a company that makes one that is meant to fit there?

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ohtimberwolf

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#15 posted 05-15-2016 02:12 PM

It could be you didn’t get the rail back on as high as it should be. See if you can move it up a little. Also the manual should be checked. good luck and good woodworking. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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WhyMe

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#16 posted 05-15-2016 02:25 PM

You shouldn’t have to shim it. As said, check and see if the back rail can be tweaked up a bit.

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pigpencbr

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#17 posted 05-16-2016 07:59 PM

https://youtu.be/RyNQx0R0Ihg

I pushed the back up as far as it can go but it still scrapes on the back side right before the cast iron. Maybe I can loosen the wings and push them down further although they feel pretty flush with the cast iron part. Attached a video of it in motion. Thanks for all the help guys!

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hotbyte

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#18 posted 05-16-2016 09:01 PM

Something definitely not right…

I found image below on Google, but does your fence have the small white nylon block on the fence that rides along the angle iron rail? Is the rail mounted like in this picture. Ignore the comment about drilling holes…that is for retrofitting a Delta fence to a different brand saw.

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WhyMe

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#19 posted 05-16-2016 09:09 PM

The back rail is on upside down in that picture.

The sides of the fence can also be adjusted. Is the center body of the fence dragging or is it just the outer faces? The bolts holding the faces can be loosened from the bottom square hole in the center body.

If all else fails remove the nylon block and shim with a couple of small squares of paper or thin card stock.

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nkawtg

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#20 posted 05-16-2016 09:42 PM

He should have included a tool to set the rail heights.
If not, you can eyeball it, or order one from Delta

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knotscott

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#21 posted 05-16-2016 09:47 PM

I think WhyMe is correct….the rail looks upside down. Moshup Trail did a nice write up of his T2 installation:
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2711

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#22 posted 05-16-2016 09:53 PM

Yup it sits on the white nylon block.

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hotbyte

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#23 posted 05-16-2016 10:10 PM



The back rail is on upside down in that picture.

- WhyMe

Oops…yes it is.

So, if your rail is like that one, turn it over :-)

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#24 posted 05-16-2016 10:12 PM

Maybe fence faces need to be raised as WhyMe explained.

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pigpencbr

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#25 posted 05-17-2016 01:05 PM

Whyme you nailed it. When I flipped it over the middle was riding really high so I loosened and adjusted the fence to put everything flush which in turn raised the fence off the table. Now it glides smooth off the table except for the split rail part :-)

Thanks for everyone’s help! Can’t wait o start making stuff :-)

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WhyMe

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#26 posted 05-17-2016 01:27 PM

I beveled the sharp edges where the pieces of the rails come together with a file and it made a big difference in the smoothness when the fence slides over the joint. Bad thing is you have to take one side of the rails off to do this now that you have it all together.

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#27 posted 05-17-2016 03:41 PM

Good to hear that you got it fixed!

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#28 posted 05-17-2016 04:25 PM

I was about to say that the rail is upside down. :) Also, in the new saws, which I’ve had mine only about 2 months, the 2 piece rail comes with a little piece of metal that acts as a coupler. It is bolted on the bottom of each piece of rail , holding them tight and level. I haven’t had a problem with the fence moving over this part.

Some people go to a local metal shop and get a piece of angle the same size and use that as a one piece rail.

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