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post #1 of 3 Old 05-26-2011, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Older Delta Contractor saw

I just acquired a model 34-444 type 2 (I think) contractor saw off craigslist. It runs great and is in good shape, but I have two issues. One, there are no stops for 45 and 90, no holes in the table top for them. Two, the gear that tilts the blade has some play, and there doesn't seem to be an adjustable eccentric like Dewalt told me to look for. Apparently some models had this. It rattles a little when it's running, and I'm concerned about accuracy (the reason I bought the saw in the first place).

Does anybody have experience/ideas that might help either of these?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-26-2011, 03:15 PM
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Once you have an angle set on your saw does it wander or does it lock in place and not move? If it will not lock in place or has slop in it when set on an angle you have problems. Is that saw a direct drive saw? The reason I ask is some direct drive saws will kinda rattle which don't affect the cut. If it is a belt drive you may want to check the belt and or the pulley. A bad belt will sometimes make a rattling sound as will a loose pulley.

As for the 45 and 90 stops I don't know that saw so I don't know about that.

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It is belt drive. Everything seems ok except there is a liittle space between the tilt gears, so the blade
can wiggle a little side to side. This seems to be at any angle, except when the blade is bottomed out beyond 90 & 45,then it is smooth. There doesn't seem to be any way to tighten this up.
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