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post #1 of 4 Old 04-21-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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newbie w/ delta table saw

my adventures w/ craigslist thoroughly discussed here

needed help getting this out of my car. haven't done a cut yet. as ive said before I am new to all of this. wanna make sure it's set up 100% correctly before using.

everything look ok?
video 1 of table saw

video 2[email protected]/5641771528/

not sure how to set up the guard

motor set up properly?

what things should I do now, as far as setting this up? getting the most out of it. not sure how good the blade is.

i also noticed my fence doesn't move as smoothly as the one in this video

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You should check the blade alignment and try to get it within +/- 0.003". There should be lots of videos or online instructions. (Howard Acheson's method cheap and effective)

Waxing the front rail should make the movement smoother.

At the very least, take the blade off and give the teeth a good can soak it some kerosene overnight if you've got some. If not, spray the teeth with a household degreaser like 409, Simple Green, etc., and hit it with a brass brush. Keeping blades clean is important, and will help your blades cut better and last longer.

You'll get the most out of your saw if you put a decent blade on it. A good thin kerf 40T general purpose or 50T combo blade will do a nice job on most tasks, and will be easy for your saw to spin. Some of the better inexpensive blades are the Freud Diablo D1040X or D1050, Ridgid Titanium R1050C (made by Freud), DeWalt Precision Trim DW7140PT, DW7150PT, or CMT ITK Plus P10050...all readily available, all < $40....some closer to $30. If you need to rip stock 2"+ you might want to pick up a 24T thin kerf ripping blade like the Diablo D1024.

Looks like a nice saw for the price.

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thanks for the replies

this is the only piece I am unsure of

I will wax the rail.....

a close up of the fence. not sure what is mean by high and low fence option.

does this just slide into the rail? just checking that a piece is not missing, given the jerky movement.

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