Delta 36-725 fence issue

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Forum topic by aterrell posted 05-07-2018 06:03 PM 866 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2018 06:03 PM

I have a Delta 36-725 table saw. Its a great saw for the price. I am having a bit of issue with the fence. Then I slide the fence back and forth and try to lock it down it doesn’t lock down square to the blade. what ends up happening is that it locks down so that the back of the fence is closer to the blade than the front. This can be a safety issue.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there something I can do to get it to always lock square? Thanks.

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#1 posted 05-07-2018 06:10 PM

Fence should be adjustable – check the manual.

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#2 posted 05-07-2018 06:31 PM

Fence is adjustable as I had that saw. Just read the manual and it’ll tell you how to get it perfectly aligned.

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#3 posted 05-07-2018 06:45 PM

Yes I have the fence so that it will lock down square. The problem is that when you move the fence from left to right and try to lock it down the back of the fence lags the front and thus doesn’t always lock up square. If I move it from right to left most of the time it isn’t a problem.

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 07:23 PM

hmm…that’s pretty strange to be in only 1 direction unless your rails were not perfectly aligned when you set it up. Because of the split rail system, when it crosses over to the split rail, it could be throwing off your fence.

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#5 posted 05-07-2018 08:43 PM

Are the fence rails bent at all, or the two sections not well aligned?

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#6 posted 05-07-2018 09:31 PM

I have that saw and the fence is not 100% self aligning after moving with just one stroke locking of the handle. I have to pull the handle end of the fence snug to the rail and then do a up and down on the handle to get the fence to settle into place before pushing the handle down into full lock.

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