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post #221 of 232 Old 04-12-2019, 03:47 PM
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it's a Starett - from the '70's. but any cheapo will do - it does not need to be 'traceable national standards calibrated' to 0.00001" - it only needs to show if things are really out of whack. if it shows something is 0.100" out of alignment, the question is not if it's really 0.095" or actually 0.105" - anything on that order is way too much.

1/8 " = 0.125
1/16" = 0.0625
1/32" = 0.03125
1/64" = 0.015625
1/128"=0.0078125

getting alignment in the 0.010 or less range is good - 1/128"
under 0.005 is excellent.
if it's really 0.005 or 0.006 is not the issue.
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That helped a lot. Thanks much. I didnt realize I was paying attention to mm decimals while I should have been to the inch lol.

If anyone uses any blades with the stock knife, please share which blade. I dont have a machine shop that I know off so my plan is to carefully sand my knife on a flat surface but even then I dont think that really makes any difference. The only problem is probably the amount of sanding I will need to do lol. Maybe Ill use a belt sander.
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How thin did you have your knife ground down? Sorry to bombard this thread but this is all so new to me and some things still confusion. Thanks much for all of the help.
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I took 0.2 mm aka 0.008 inches off each side.
do not thin the bottom where it goes into the holder - that will change the "centerline"


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Great tip. Didnt even think about that. Notice you took it right to the non thru cut line, makes sense.

So .4 mm in total. That doesnt seem like much to hand sand.
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Tom, thanks again for your help. Got the dial indicator yesterday and it was a breeze to dial the blade in. Much easier than with the combination square. Also found a machine stop very close to me that can grind down the knife but they want $100 for the job. Is that a good price? Seems high to me. Does anyone know of a shop that can grind my knife down for a better price?
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$100 is not unreasonable - it's about a 2 hr job, set-up and run time. I got away for less, but also spend a lot of money at the shop...bit of a favor I suppose.

a dial indicator is a lot easier to use - one can feel the ease of cut with good alignment of blade/riving knife and fence - very little force required.
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Tom, thanks again. I will get back in touch with shop and have them do the job. Fully agree the cutting process is easier plus I dont hear the blade cut on the end side and there are no nasty saw marks on the wood. I did however notice that the cuts taper about 1/16th which is very confusing because fence is good and aligned parallel to the miter slots just as the blade is. As the cut goes, I can see a tiny gap form at the end of the fence. I started thinking I need to push the wood more towards the fence but even then it was still making the taper. Any suggestions here? I think I recall someone also having the same issue with their Delta.
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that's a natural tendency for any table saw. the resistance force to the blade cutting wants to "pull" the work pc to the left - I use a stick/feather board/whatever right in front of the blade to keep the work up 'tight' against the fence.
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Thats some relief to hear. Was worried something is off with the saw. Tom thanks again man!!!
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First post here, just picked one of these up today from a friend. He upgraded to a LARGE cabinet and was paying it forward to a new woodworker.

Since it is now some years later have the aftermarket accessories grown? ZCI and the Blades to fit the Riving Knife? I previously used Diablo 60T finishing on my older Cman deathtrap that had NO safety items left on it Can I not use that blade on this saw?

New to this so any help would be appreciated
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Delta 36-725 Table Saw

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Anyone look over the new delta saw? They sell it at lowes. Looks pretty interesting.
I have been using the Delta saw for about 6 years. It is quite and smooth running. In fact you can stand a nickle on the table while it is running. For an in depth review Check out https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/3822. It is very good. If you want to make zero clearance inserts take a look at YouTube video
. This should answer all your questions.

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