Delta 36-725 Riving Knife won't lock

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Forum topic by Kayelbe posted 06-17-2018 01:51 AM 1386 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2018 01:51 AM

Like the title says…

I just assembled this thing today, and on the step for attaching the riving knife I missed the part where it had to be in the through cut position. Attached the blade guard and of course it wasn’t parallel. So, I found that I had to remove the RK and raise it, so I followed the directions to do that and now it won’t lock. I can just lean it to the side and it pulls right out. I know this can’t be right, because if I just leave it like that and lower the blade, the RK moves and eventually hits the blade.

The locking lever, doesn’t. I can slip the RK in and out regardless of position of the “locking” lever.

I can add pics if needed, but really disappointed that this relatively simple step is so hard!

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#1 posted 06-17-2018 04:05 AM

Need a picture of what your lock looks like and what the RK looks like “locked” in. I had this saw and never had a problem putting it in, out, through-cut, or not. The pins on the RK line up to what’s between the plates that hold it and the lever is cam-locked by pushing it down. That’s what I remember the setup being anyways.

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#2 posted 06-17-2018 04:11 AM

Pictures are needed. It’s not a very complicated operation, although it needs to be correctly adjusted. There are several threads on this site (and others) that discuss it’s operation, such as this one you may find interesting:

Delta 36-725 riving knife adjustment question


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#3 posted 06-18-2018 01:16 AM

I ended up taking it back to the store. It was FUBAR. The locking mechanism was broken. The new saw I just assembled today is more what I thought it should be. Thanks for the replies!

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