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Forum topic by SiRiC posted 01-30-2019 11:40 AM 323 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SiRiC

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01-30-2019 11:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: 36-725 tablesaw 45 degrees stiff

Hi,

I have a Delta 36-725 and have extreme difficulty changing the angle to 45. For the first few turns, the wheel is fine and then it becomes more and more difficult to turn. I will eventually get it there but it takes a lot of effort.

I removed the bevel rod assembly to make sure that it was not bent or in any other way damaged – looks fine to me. I greased by the ball joint and the threads but that made no difference.

In some instances, I will get to 45.5 (I use a Wixey angle gauge) and no more. If I take the wheel back to 90 and then go again, I may get it to the 45. I have checked the stops as well and they are not the cause.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks

Steve

-- Measure twice...ummm.. i forget the rest!!


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aravenel

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#1 posted 01-30-2019 01:34 PM

When I had that saw, I recall there was a piece of packing styrofoam in there that was pretty well hidden that caused similar issues for me getting to 45. Take a look and make sure there nothing similar in yours?

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SiRiC

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#2 posted 01-31-2019 01:23 AM

Hi Aravenel,

When I took out the bevel assembly, I had a good look around and did not see any packing material.

Thanks

Steve

-- Measure twice...ummm.. i forget the rest!!

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Ripper70

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#3 posted 01-31-2019 01:49 AM

Two things come to mind.

1.) The hand wheel lock nut is tightening while you’re turning it to adjust the angle.

2.) There’s sawdust impacted somewhere in or around the trunnion. I had a similar problem once and sawdust was the culprit.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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SiRiC

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#4 posted 02-08-2019 12:10 AM

Ok,

I make sure to check the hand wheel lock nut to make sure that it is not tightening up. I put the saw on the back and gave underneath a good blowout as well as oiling the bevel adjustment and that seems to have made a difference.

The only issue that I have now, which I will correct, is that when I removed and reinstalled the bevel assembly, I should have zeroed the gauge and made sure the blade was at 90 before screwing it in. So now, I can get a little over 90 degrees and not quite to 45! Will make the adjustment and I should be good.

Thanks all!!

-- Measure twice...ummm.. i forget the rest!!

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runswithscissors

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#5 posted 02-08-2019 12:32 AM

Oil or grease unfortunately attract sawdust and can make your problem worse. Something less sticky, such as hard wax (candle sticks, for example) might work better. Dry Lube (various brands) might work too, but I haven’t tried this.

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Ripper70

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#6 posted 02-08-2019 02:42 AM

You might want to consider a dry lube spray. I’ve used this one and it works as advertised. As runswithscissors mentioned above, you want to avoid any lubricant that will attract sawdust and gum up the works.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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