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Forum topic by Beuford posted 03-19-2021 09:30 AM 248 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beuford

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03-19-2021 09:30 AM

I recently acquired an older (2000 or so) Delta table saw, model 36-649. It came with a T2 fence system installed.

I’ve inspected the locking mechanism for the fence and it does not use a “cam-over” function; i.e.: the lever constantly tightens as it is depressed, never reaching a point where the pressure on the cam forces it to “self-lock” into position. As a result, the cam works itself loose when the saw is used. Setting the cam to be tight, loose, or in between does not matter.

I’ve taken to hanging a 4 lb weight on the cam lever when using the saw, which works quite well at keeping the lever tight and the fence secure. My question: is there a better way?

Thanks,

Beuford


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OldBull

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#1 posted 03-19-2021 01:10 PM

My saw is a little tedious when I first put the fence on, it doesn’t sit in the right position but it looks like it is. Check to make sure the opposite side is on the back rail properly. If you have some pics it would be even better.

Does it have a lobe at the end of the handle that presses against the square tubing??

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EndlessOcean

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#2 posted 03-19-2021 06:43 PM

I think this is the same fence as my Delta 36-725. The set screws that adjust the fence parallel with the blade/miter slot are probably pretty far out making the locking mechanism tighten with the lever too high. What I did was back the alignment set screws out so it’s pretty loose when trying to lock, then tighten each side until it feels like its in a good place and will stay put, then re-align the fence with the miterslot/blade.

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