Delta 725T2 90 and 45 positive bevel stops, mushy !!!! Do you use them ?

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Forum topic by OldBull posted 05-09-2020 02:17 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2020 02:17 PM

As I go through my manual learning and completing the adjustments I came upon the 90° and 45° positive bevel stop adjustments on top of the table in front of the blade.

The problem is the stop is not positive, it’s mushy like tightening a wood screw before it comes to a stop, you could force it farther but know not to. There is no way to tell when you have arrived at the desired angle. It does move the tightness closer as I adjust it but it is not positive, still mushy. I do not want to keep forcing a worm gear like that on what is supposed to be a precision machine.

Am I doing something wrong ? should I set 90 with my square and forget about using the stops? I have never heard anyone talk about these adjustments.

The T handled (bent hex wrench) that is sent is shown as fitting this adjustment as well as the riving knife, but the riving knife will only take a 4mm, not the supplied T-hex.

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#1 posted 05-09-2020 05:27 PM

I have the original 36-725 and the 45 and 90 stops are as you say, mushy. For precise cuts I use my digital angle gauge to set the blade. Even for rough cuts I look at the printed angle gauge and don’t just go by when the stop hits.

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#2 posted 05-09-2020 05:38 PM

Same as WhyMe. I have the 725t2, the stops are mushy, I use a wixey digital angle gauge. My former saw was a ridgid jobsite saw. I never trusted any of the stops, angle gauge, or the ruler. So I had the digital angle gauge already. The nice thing about the Delta is I can trust the ruler at least.

The supplied T-handle is really just for assembly. The instructions mention needing a 4mm to make adjustments but it’s not supplied.

-- ~Walker

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#3 posted 05-09-2020 05:48 PM

My Delta from the late 90s also has mushy stops but I never used them anyway. Nowadays I use a wixey before that squares to set angles.

-- Rick M,

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