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Hnda

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05-24-2020 11:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

So… been a long time lurker, decided to sign up to get some advice. I recently purchased the delta 36 725t2 table saw. I like it. Everything was going great until the motor blew up. This was after 2 weeks of ownership. Maybe, big maybe, 300 ft of cutting. Delta has been horrible about this. I am supposed to take the saw to a shop over 80 miles away. Lowes has offered my money back. Apparently they arent carrying this saw any more. I know that the rigid is the comparable model here. My question is what do I do as a replacement? The grizzly is a little to much money and I didn’t really like the feel of the rigid. Is the next up delta worth it? I do mostly home stuff, and some furniture( cabinets and tables). I really liked the delta I’m just very hesitant now based on what has happened.
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ibewjon

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#1 posted 05-24-2020 11:58 PM

Get your money back while you can. Then keep looking for a used saw. They come up regularly. A friend just passed last week and his shop will be going up for sale. If you are not in a rush, you will find a good used saw.

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#2 posted 05-25-2020 12:13 AM



Get your money back while you can. Then keep looking for a used saw. They come up regularly. A friend just passed last week and his shop will be going up for sale. If you are not in a rush, you will find a good used saw.

- ibewjon

definitely returning it. Craigslist and facebook are loaded with over priced junk lol

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#3 posted 05-25-2020 01:50 AM

Craigslist and facebook are loaded with over priced junk lol
- Hnda

So are the big box stores!

Everyone says the same thing about CL… everyone. And mostly because the good deals come and go quick, and what you are left with sitting out there is the overpriced junk. Be patient, it will come.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 05-25-2020 03:20 AM

Maybe contact this guy, he seemed to have better luck contacting delta.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/309235

-- ~Walker

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#5 posted 05-25-2020 04:01 AM

Hello, that is my link above. I am using my saw right now and have only cut a few feet of board. I plan on giving it a workout this long weekend and see how it holds up. They have a problem on their hands. Not sure if it is all saws or just the most recent ones.

I’ll be curious what you decide to go with since I might be in the same boat very soon

-- Dave Hillsboro, Oregon

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#6 posted 05-25-2020 04:24 AM

im surprised to hear this but hey sometimes you get a lemon.definitely go to lowes and get your money back.ive got that saw,an earlier model and love it,has worked flawless.the reviews are great.too bad lowes stopped selling it because for the money it couldn’t be beat.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 05-25-2020 04:54 AM

I think it is basically the same saw but they changed the motor. Too bad for sure since the model you have is tried and true

-- Dave Hillsboro, Oregon

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#8 posted 05-25-2020 05:15 AM



Craigslist and facebook are loaded with over priced junk lol
- Hnda

So are the big box stores!

Everyone says the same thing about CL… everyone. And mostly because the good deals come and go quick, and what you are left with sitting out there is the overpriced junk. Be patient, it will come.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Definitely. After lurking and reading I have become one of them also. Patience isnt my strong suit.


Hello, that is my link above. I am using my saw right now and have only cut a few feet of board. I plan on giving it a workout this long weekend and see how it holds up. They have a problem on their hands. Not sure if it is all saws or just the most recent ones.

I ll be curious what you decide to go with since I might be in the same boat very soon

- deeve


I would definitely like to hear what happens. Mine was doing great and then in the middle of a cut stopped and poured out the magic smoke. I think the bearings in the motor fried, because after hitting the reset switch and trying it one more time the motor made loud clicking noises at start up ran for about a min then the thermal cut off kicked in.


im surprised to hear this but hey sometimes you get a lemon.definitely go to lowes and get your money back.ive got that saw,an earlier model and love it,has worked flawless.the reviews are great.too bad lowes stopped selling it because for the money it couldn t be beat.

- pottz


After speaking with my dad who is much older and wiser than myself, he told me that he suspects that the quality control on the motor isnt very high. The saw is solid from what Im coming from which is a very old ryobi contractor saw. He has an older grizzly that is very nice, just not affordable or suits my space very well.

The rigid r4512 is tempting just pushes my budget up more. I also saw that the delta 5000 is now 899. I dont really see to much of a difference between the 5000 and the 36 725. At this point Im frustrated with the saw and the 1/2 projects I now have stacked up…. oh well. I will be returning the saw that I have tomorrow. Lowes said they would make it right so Ill see what they have to say when I actually show up. Ill update after the deed is done.

Thanks for all the replys

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ibewjon

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#9 posted 05-25-2020 12:09 PM

I don’t take the apples with worm holes or broken eggs at the store. The same applies to CL. I have found many great tools on CL: PM 90 lathe, 8” jointer, 15” planer, molding machine, Hegner scroll saw, 2 drum sanders, DeWalt RAS. Vertical milling machine, which was free. Total paid, $2500. All have been great tools.

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#10 posted 05-25-2020 01:40 PM

Please let us know the serial numbers on the motor and saw. You can keep the actual numbers secret by using XX for the last 2 numbers.

-- Relative bearing grease # CV-61 and CV-66

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Hnda

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#11 posted 05-25-2020 02:22 PM



Please let us know the serieal numbers on the motor and saw. You can keep the actual numbers secret by using XX for the last 2 numbers.

- OldBull


model # 36-725t2

serial # 19h-001347201933ct

i dont see a stamp or number on the motor itself. Im not to concerned about the number being a secret because I will be returning the saw today.


I don t take the apples with worm holes or broken eggs at the store. The same applies to CL. I have found many great tools on CL: PM 90 lathe, 8” jointer, 15” planer, molding machine, Hegner scroll saw, 2 drum sanders, DeWalt RAS. Vertical milling machine, which was free. Total paid, $2500. All have been great tools.

- ibewjon


Sounds like you found some deals! Good for you! I am a home shop guy with a small shed 18×20. That also houses all of my yard equipment. I also have machine tools in there. As a machinist by trade, and liker of deals i do understand about the worms and cracked eggs. I am not to versed in checking out the stuff beyond basic on/off and looking for dings and dents.

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OldBull

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#12 posted 05-25-2020 02:49 PM

The 725 was such a well liked saw the T2 seemed safe. I have a 900 series # and you had a 1300 series number, I am afraid I will suffer the inevitable and the warranty will be told “take it 200 miles to a repair station”.

-- Relative bearing grease # CV-61 and CV-66

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#13 posted 05-25-2020 02:56 PM

It looks like yours is 1347. The first two I had were in the 35xx if I recall and this one I have now is in the 50’s. I guy on Reddit has one in the 5XXX that gave him problems. That’s not good. To me it indicates something wrong from early in the beginning. I was hoping the problem stemmed from a change in the supply line or something but now I guess not.

-- Dave Hillsboro, Oregon

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Hnda

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#14 posted 05-25-2020 05:19 PM

Gonna have to sit on this for awhile. The tool person at lowes (taken with grain of salt here) told me they were not going to be carrying delta any more. There were none of the 36 725t2 within 200 miles of me and the older model they had there was trashed. I stopped by home depot and checked out the r4512. Not really a fan of the fence. Also more expensive. I’m glad I returned the saw, but now more confused than ever about what to get. I cant justify a cabinet saw for what I do and the price leap is much higher. Watching Craig’slist now and something might pop up.

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ibewjon

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#15 posted 05-25-2020 06:10 PM

My shop is about the same, 16×22. And more tools than listed above. Many are mobile to store in garage, and use them there or roll into shop when needed. For Craigslist, you have to be lucky, but also fast. I take a piece of lumber with me, and run before buying. I have not taken squares or straight edge with me. I did that testing later at home. The other thing is patience. You will find what you need.

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