Delta 36-725 review
Alright fellows, I finished assembling the 36-725 thihaven't morning and it took me about 6 hours total. Don't laugh, it's my first table saw and I'm very meticulous. The part of the assembly that took a while for me were installing and aligning the front/rear guide rail assembly. As you all probably know, it's a split rail. If it was not, it would be a lot easier to install. In addition, when I was aligning the fence, I had to realign/adjust the left portion of the guide rail because when I moved the fence left of the saw blade or when the fence was on the split, the fence was not parallel to the miter slot. But after 30 minutes of adjusting, I was able to get the fence parallel to either miter slots and throughout the entire rail.
Ok, about the saw blade alignment. When I checked if there was a discrepancy between different blade heights, there was none. But when I checked the blade alignment from front to back, the front was approximately less than a 64th of an inch further from the left miter slot than the back. I'm not even going to try to adjust the trunnion to align the blade further because for me, I think it's good enough. Again this is my first table saw, so I'm not a pro at this yet.
Other than the one blade alignment issue, everything else checked out good. I did replaced the stock blade with a Diablo 50T combination. The only bad thing about doing this was I can't use the riving knife because it's thicker than the Diablo blade...thus will not be able to use the anti-kickback and blade guard because both attaches to the riving knife. I'm going to buy another blade so I can utilize all the safety stuff.
I've read a lot of comments about this saw being about 50 lbs or so lighter than the Ri dgid R4512 and may not be a stable saw, well it is. I don't have a perfectly leveled garage floor but the adjustable feet levels the saw. I haven't tried to rip a full sheet of 3/4 inch MDF so I can't tell you if this saw will be stable enough but I did do the push test and the saw did not budge. Rollers worked as advertised. The other thing I liked about this saw is how quiet it is. It just hummms.
I tested the saw by cutting half inch Birch plywood for my zero clearance inserts since there are currently no zci available for this saw. No issues cutting plywood. After I'm done fabricating my zci, I'll start making my crosscut sled, push sticks, etc.
Overall, I'm very happy and impressed.