Delta 36-725-T2 Warped Table

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Forum topic by RCRAW posted 09-29-2020 12:14 AM 298 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2020 12:14 AM

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My wife purchased me a new Delta 36-725-t2 table saw for our 50th anniversary in July. This past week I was trying to level the throat plate and noticed either the plate was bent or the table was not flat. Upon further examination I found that the cast iron table was warped several thousands of an inch up on the left side of the throat plate. It seems flat at the front, back and both sides of the table. I called Delta’s Customer Service and she said I had two choices: (1) take to a Delta Service Center (nearest is 75 miles away) drop it off and if they determine it is defective they will order the parts and repair. I would the have to drive back down after several weeks and pick it up. or (2) return it to Lowes and get a replacement. The catch is Lowes only has a 90 day return policy. Luckily I caught this in time and will be able to return it for a replacement. The moral of this story is: “don’t assume that because it is new it is right”. You need to check the things you might not think to check, like is the cast iron table machined flat. I am not real happy with Deltas response to my problem. Other than that I really like the saw and its operation and would recommend it to someone looking to purchase one. Just check it over carefully when you get it set up.

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#1 posted 09-29-2020 12:35 AM

Return it. Quick! Hopefully there is a flat one there for your enjoyment!

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#2 posted 09-29-2020 01:50 PM

So did you expect Delta to take your word for it and just sent you a new top or saw? I see their response to be reasonable. As you said it’s up to the purchaser to check it over and not wait months before doing so. I know for a fact Delta will send minor parts with no questions asked. They sent me a new throat plate but I contacted them 3 days after purchasing when I found the one with the saw was bent.

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#3 posted 09-29-2020 02:44 PM

i think delta did what they needed to,i mean there just not gonna send you a new saw without seeing it so returning to lowes was the way to go.ive got that saw and love it.good luck with the new one.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-30-2020 10:43 PM

Only a couple of thousands of an inch? I wouldn’t sweat it. Besides, you probably won’t find any that is flatter.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 09-30-2020 10:58 PM

Cut with it, if it cuts clean ignore it.

Normally you replace the stock throat plate with a Zero Clearance Insert on day 1 as your first safety upgrade. I ordered my ZCI with the saw.

When you set the throat plate you normally leave the front a hair low and the rear the same amount high. This prevents the stock from catching during feeding.

If you have to measure the error with a micrometer it’s probably not worth worrying about.

ZCI prevents kickbacks

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