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Silverline

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12-02-2020 02:06 PM

Looking at purchasing the Delta 36-725T2 Table Saw as it seems to be one of the best buys in terms of specs and features that fits my budget.

Looks like there has been a history of motor burnout issues looking at reviews online. I have read in some places this was a known issue by Delta early in the year that has since been corrected. I’ve also read most of the problems stem from people running the saw on a circuit that doesn’t provide enough power and causes the motor issues.

Ive got a 20amp dedicated circuit to run my saw.

Anyone bought one of these recently and can provide and feedback?

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DELTA-Contractor-Saws-10-in-Carbide-Tipped-Blade-15-Amp-Table-Saw/1001385562


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#1 posted 12-02-2020 02:28 PM

Edited: can you run it on 220v?

-- Nicholas

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#2 posted 12-02-2020 04:33 PM

I have one. I bought it in April this year and its been used almost daily since then. Only issue I had was with the stamped steal wings. I couldn’t get one of them to sit level to save my life. So I replaced it with a shop built wing and cabinet.

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#3 posted 12-02-2020 05:29 PM

Some early ones suffered from a motor problem but I have not heard anything bad since. I love mine, it is my first table saw. As far as features and fence compared to all the rest I personally believe it is by far the best bang for the buck. It also has room for a router table, I put an aluminum Bosch in mine and it has done me well and is not to heavy being on the end. I like the t-square fence and the table is very flat. It also has a 5 year warranty but be forewarned, you have to take the complete saw to an approved repair facility. There seems to be plenty of them but just know that.

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#4 posted 12-02-2020 05:58 PM

So I was able to contact Delta and they do acknowledge there was an issue with the motors failing in the initial production batch late 2019/early 2020.
Unfortunately they do not have the ability to identify potentially defective units in the supply chain.
They said units shipped to Lowe’s recently will not have the motor issue as it’s been identified and corrected at the factory.
If you do have the issue within 90 days Lowe’s will exchange it back no questions asked.
If it’s outside the Lowe’s 90 day return window you have to take it to a certified Delta repair shop which for me is about an hour away, and you have to transport the entire saw.
I’m going to contact Lowe’s corporate and see if there is anyway to identify if the units at my store were not in the initial shipment batch from early in the year.

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#5 posted 12-02-2020 06:26 PM

I personally would not worry about it, you should be fine, start your projects and get to work.

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#6 posted 12-02-2020 07:48 PM

That’s good info Silverline. I purchased mine in April as well, and have not had any issues thus far, but apparently it could go either way according to the timeline they gave you. I found a cast iron wing from on old craftsman saw that I made fit. Then added a router table as well.

-- ~Walker

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#7 posted 12-02-2020 08:07 PM

I wouldn’t worry about it either. I couldn’t even find one within a 3 hr drive of where I live for almost a month. Then one day they were back in stock at Lowe’s again. If I was a betting man that little time window of no availability is when the motor issue was corrected.

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#8 posted 12-07-2020 04:34 AM

Hope everything is great….as I’m looking at the same saw.

sansoo22…I like the side table/cabinet you made! If I get one I may ask you for ideas.

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#9 posted 12-07-2020 04:41 AM



Hope everything is great….as I m looking at the same saw.

sansoo22…I like the side table/cabinet you made! If I get one I may ask you for ideas.

- Gary Batten

There are custom organizers going into every drawer on it. Bottom drawer even holds a small crosscut sled. Once the organizers are done I will be do a pretty lengthy show and tell in my projects.

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