Delta 36-426 Saw User Manual

with 30″″ Unifence®
(Model 36-426)
with 30″″ Biesemeyer®
(Model 36-431)
PART NO. 422-19-651-0050 - 05-28-02
Copyright © 2002 Delta Machinery
To learn more about DELTA MACHINERY
visit our website at: www.deltamachinery.com.
For Parts, Service, Warranty or other Assistance,
please call
1-800-223-7278 (In Canada call 1-800-463-3582).
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Limited Edition
10″″ Contractor’s Saw
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Woodworking can be dangerous if safe and proper operating procedures are not followed. As with all machinery, there
are certain hazards involved with the operation of the product. Using the machine with respect and caution will
considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored,
personal injury to the operator may result. Safety equipment such as guards, push sticks, hold-downs, featherboards,
goggles, dust masks and hearing protection can reduce your potential for injury. But even the best guard won’t make
up for poor judgment, carelessness or inattention. Always use common sense and exercise caution in the workshop.
If a procedure feels dangerous, don’t try it. Figure out an alternative procedure that feels safer. REMEMBER: Your
personal safety is your responsibility.
This machine was designed for certain applications only. Delta Machinery strongly recommends that this machine not
be modified and/or used for any application other than that for which it was designed. If you have any questions relative
to a particular application, DO NOT use the machine until you have first contacted Delta to determine if it can or should
be performed on the product.
Technical Service Manager
Delta Machinery
4825 Highway 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305
(IN CANADA: 505 SOUTHGATE DRIVE, GUELPH, ONTARIO N1H 6M7)
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY
1. FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ INSTRUCTION
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE MACHINE. Learn
the machine’s application and limitations as well as the
specific hazards peculiar to it.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
3. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Wear safety
glasses. Everyday eyeglasses only have impact resistant
lenses; they are not safety glasses. Also use face or dust
mask if cutting operation is dusty. These safety glasses
must conform to ANSI Z87.1 requirements. NOTE:
Approved glasses have Z87 printed or stamped on them.
4. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from machine before turning it “on”.
5. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents.
6. DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t
use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them
to rain. Keep work area well-lighted.
7. KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All children
and visitors should be kept a safe distance from work area.
8. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF – with padlocks,
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
9. DON’T FORCE MACHINE. It will do the job better and
be safer at the rate for which it was designed.
10. USE RIGHT MACHINE. Don’t force machine or
attachment to do a job for which it was not designed.
11. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing, gloves,
neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry to get caught in
moving parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
12. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It’s safer than using your hand and frees
both hands to operate machine.
13. DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
14. MAINTAIN TOOLS IN TOP CONDITION. Keep tools
sharp and clean for best and safest performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing and when
changing accessories such as blades, bits, cutters, etc.
16. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. The use of
accessories and attachments not recommended by Delta
may cause hazards or risk of injury to persons.
17. REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure switch is in “OFF” position before plugging in
power cord. In the event of a power failure, move switch
to the “OFF” position.
18. NEVER STAND ON MACHINE. Serious injury could
occur if the machine is tipped or if the cutting machine is
accidentally contacted.
19. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the
machine, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to ensure that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function – check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced.
20. DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into a blade or
cutter against the direction of rotation of the blade or cutter
only.
21. NEVER LEAVE MACHINE RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave machine until it comes to
a complete stop.
22. STAY ALERT, WATCH WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND
USE COMMON SENSE WHEN OPERATING A POWER
MACHINE. DO NOT USE MACHINE WHILE TIRED OR
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR
MEDICATION. A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
23. MAKE SURE MACHINE IS DISCONNECTED FROM
P O W E R S U P P LY w h i l e m o t o r i s b e i n g m o u n t e d ,
connected or reconnected.
24. THE DUST GENERATED by certain woods and wood
products can be injurious to your health. Always operate
machinery in well ventilated areas and provide for proper
dust removal. Use wood dust collection systems whenever
possible.
25.
WARNING: SOME DUST CREATED BY POWER
SANDING, SAWING, GRINDING, DRILLING, AND
OTHER CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES contains
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals
are:
· lead from lead-based paints,
· crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
· arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how
often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and
work with approved safety equipment, such as those
dust masks that are specially designed to filter out
microscopic particles.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them often and use them to instruct others.
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ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR
TABLE SAWS
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE until it is
assembled and installed according to the
instructions.
OBTAIN ADVICE FROM YOUR SUPERVISOR,
instructor, or another qualified person if you are not
familiar with the operation of this machine.
FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended
electrical connections.
USE THE GUARDS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Check
to see that they are in place, secured, and working
correctly.
AVOID KICKBACK by:
A. keeping blade sharp and free of rust and pitch.
B. keeping rip fence parallel to the saw blade.
C. using saw blade guard and spreader for every
possible operation, including all through sawing.
D. pushing the workpiece past the saw blade prior to
release.
E. never ripping a workpiece that is twisted or
warped, or does not have a straight edge to guide
along the fence.
F. using featherboards when the anti-kickback device
cannot be used.
G. never sawing a large workpiece that cannot be
controlled.
H. never using the fence as a guide when
crosscutting.
I. never sawing a workpiece with loose knots or other
flaws.
ALWAYS USE GUARDS, SPLITTER, AND ANTIKICKBACK FINGERS except when otherwise directed
in the manual.
REMOVE CUT-OFF PIECES AND SCRAPS from the
table before starting the saw. The vibration of the
machine may cause them to move into the saw blade
and be thrown out. After cutting, turn the machine off.
When the blade has come to a complete stop,
remove all debris.
NEVER START THE MACHINE with the workpiece
against the blade.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
HOLD THE WORKPIECE FIRMLY against the miter
gauge or fence.
NEVER run the workpiece between the fence and a
moulding cutterhead.
NEVER perform “free-hand” operations. Use either the
fence or miter gauge to position and guide the
workpiece.
USE PUSH STICK(S) for ripping a narrow workpiece.
AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND
POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause a hand
to move into the blade.
KEEP ARMS, HANDS, AND FINGERS away from the
blade.
NEVER have any part of your body in line with the path
of the saw blade.
NEVER REACH AROUND or over the saw blade.
NEVER attempt to free a stalled saw blade without first
turning the machine “OFF”.
PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE workpieces.
NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, assembly or set-up work
on the table/work area when the machine is running.
TURN THE MACHINE “OFF” AND DISCONNECT
THE MACHINE from the power source before
installing or removing accessories, before adjusting or
changing set-ups, or when making repairs.
TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, disconnect the machine
from the power source, and clean the table/work area
before leaving the machine. LOCK THE SWITCH IN
THE “OFF” POSITION to prevent unauthorized use.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the safe and
proper operation of this machine is available from the
Power Machine Institute, 1300 Summer Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44115-2851. Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring
Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please refer to the
American National Standards Institute ANSI 01.1
Safety Requirements for Woodworking Machines and
the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA 1910.213
Regulations.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them often
and use them to instruct others.
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POWER CONNECTIONS
A separate electrical circuit should be used for your tools. This circuit should not be less than #12 wire and should be
protected with a time lag fuse. If an extension cord is used, use only 3-wire extension cords which have 3-prong
grounding type plugs and matching receptacle which will accept the machine’s plug. Before connecting the motor to
the power line, make sure the switch is in the “OFF” position and be sure that the electric current is of the same
characteristics as indicated on the machine. All line connections should make good contact. Running on low voltage
will damage the motor.
WARNING: DO NOT EXPOSE THE MACHINE TO RAIN OR OPERATE THE MACHINE IN DAMP
LOCATIONS.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: THIS MACHINE MUST BE GROUNDED WHILE IN USE TO PROTECT THE OPERATOR FROM
ELECTRIC SHOCK.
1. All grounded, cord-connected tools:
A temporary adapter, which looks like the adapter
illustrated in Fig. B, may be used to connect this plug to a
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding
matching 2-conductor receptacle as shown in Fig. B if a
provides a path of least resistance for electric current to
properly
grounded outlet is not available. The temporary
reduce the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped with
adapter
should
be used only until a properly grounded
an electric cord having an equipment-grounding
outlet
can
be
installed
by a qualified electrician. The
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
green-colored rigid ear, lug, and the like, extending from
plugged into a matching outlet that is properly installed
the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
such as a properly grounded outlet box. Whenever the
ordinances.
adapter is used, it must be held in place with a metal
Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit the outlet,
screw.
have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary adapter is not
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
permitted by the Canadian Electric Code.
conductor can result in risk of electric shock. The
conductor with insulation having an outer surface that is
green with or without yellow stripes is the equipmentgrounding conductor. If repair or replacement of the
electric cord or plug is necessary, do not connect the
equipment-grounding conductor to a live terminal.
Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if
the grounding instructions are not completely understood,
or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding type plugs and matching 3-conductor
receptacles that accept the tool’s plug, as shown in Fig. A.
Repair or replace damaged or worn cord immediately.
3. Grounded, cord-connected tools intended for use on
a supply circuit having a nominal rating between 150 250 volts, inclusive:
If the tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an
outlet that looks like the one illustrated in Fig. C. The tool
will have a grounding plug that looks like the plug
illustrated in Fig. C. Make sure the tool is connected to
an outlet having the same configuration as the plug. No
adapter is available or should be used with this tool. If
the tool must be reconnected for use on a different type
of electric circuit, the reconnection should be made by
qualified service personnel; and after reconnection, the
tool should comply with all local codes and ordinances.
2. Grounded, cord-connected tools intended for use on
a supply circuit having a nominal rating less than 150
volts:
If the tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet
that looks like the one illustrated in Fig. A. The tool will
have a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in
Fig. A.
WARNING: IN ALL CASES, MAKE CERTAIN THE
RECEPTACLE IN QUESTION IS PROPERLY
G R O U N D E D . I F Y O U A R E N O T S U R E H AV E A
QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN CHECK THE RECEPTACLE.
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
GROUNDING
MEANS
CURRENT
CARRYING
PRONGS
ADAPTER
GROUNDING BLADE
IS LONGEST OF THE 3 BLADES
Fig. A
4
Fig. B
EXTENSION CORDS
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
Use proper extension cords. Make sure your extension
cord is in good condition and is a 3-wire extension cord
which has a 3-prong grounding type plug and matching
receptacle which will accept the machine’s plug. When
using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy
enough to carry the current of the machine. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage,
resulting in loss of power and overheating. Fig. D, shows
the correct gauge to use depending on the cord length.
If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the
gauge number, the heavier the cord.
CURRENT CARRYING PRONGS
GROUNDING BLADE
IS LONGEST OF THE 3 BLADES
Fig. C
MINIMUM GAUGE EXTENSION CORD
MINIMUM GAUGE EXTENSION CORD
RECOMMENDED SIZES FOR USE WITH STATIONARY ELECTRIC TOOLS
RECOMMENDED SIZES FOR USE WITH STATIONARY ELECTRIC TOOLS
Ampere
Rating
Volts
Total Length
of Cord in Feet
Gauge of
Extension Cord
Ampere
Rating
Volts
Total Length
of Cord in Feet
Gauge of
Extension Cord
0-6
0-6
0-6
0-6
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
18 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
0-6
0-6
0-6
0-6
240
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
100-200
200-300
18 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
6-10
6-10
6-10
6-10
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
6-10
6-10
6-10
6-10
240
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
100-200
200-300
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
10-12
10-12
10-12
10-12
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
10-12
10-12
10-12
10-12
240
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
100-200
200-300
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
12-16
12-16
12-16
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
14 AWG
12 AWG
12-16
12-16
12-16
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
14 AWG
12 AWG
GREATER THAN 50 FEET NOT RECOMMENDED
GREATER THAN 100 FEET NOT RECOMMENDED
Fig. D
Fig. D
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FOREWORD
Delta 10″ Contractor’s Saws are designed to give high quality performance with maximum depth of cut capacity up to
3-1/8″ at 90° and 2-1/8″ at 45°. Delta Model 36-426 includes a 30″ Unifence Fence System with T-Slot rail and Model
36-431 includes a 30″ Biesemeyer T-Square Home Shop Fence System. These Delta Models come equipped with
basic machine, sturdy steel stand, integral dust chute, patented Auto-Set T-Slot miter gage, heavy duty motor, large
on/off paddle switch, extension wing, cast table, convenient up-front blade raising and tilting controls, and 10″ carbide
blade.
NOTICE: THE MANUAL COVER PHOTO ILLUSTRATES THE CURRENT
PRODUCTION MODEL. ALL OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS ARE REPRESENTATIVE
ONLY AND MAY NOT DEPICT THE ACTUAL COLOR, LABELING OR
ACCESSORIES AND MAY BE INTENDED TO ILLUSTRATE TECHNIQUE ONLY.
5
UNPACKING AND CLEANING
Carefully unpack the table saw and all loose items from the shipping containers. Remove the protective coating
from the machined surfaces of the saw. This coating may be removed with a soft cloth moistened with kerosene
(do not use acetone, gasoline or lacquer thinner for this purpose). After cleaning, cover the unpainted surfaces with
a good quality household floor paste wax. Fig. 2, illustrates the components of the table saw. Fig. 3, illustrates the
components of the saw stand. Fig. 4, illustrates the components of the Unifence®. Figs. 5, 6 and 7 illustrates the
components of the Biesemeyer Fence.
1
2
3
4
16
21
20
5
19
17
18
15
13
14
9
6
11
12
7
10
8
Fig. 2
1. Contractor’s Saw
12. 5/16-18 x 5/8″ Carriage Head Screw
2. Blade Tilting Handwheel
13. 5/16″ Flat Washer
3. Handwheel Lock Knob
14. 5/16-18 Hex Nut
4. Blade Guard and Splitter Assembly
15. Arbor Wrenches (2)
5. Table Insert
16. Extension Table
6. Miter Gage
17. 7/16-20 x 1-3/4″ Hex Head Screws
for assembling extension table (3)
7. Miter Gage Handle
18. Flat Washers for assembling
extension wing (3)
8. Miter Gage Handle Cap
9. Splitter Mounting Bracket
19. 1/4-20 x 3/4″ Flat head Screw
10. 1/4-20 x 3/4″ Hex Head Screws (2)
20. Flat Washer
11. 1/4″ Flat Washers (2)
21. Hex Nut
6
3
1
2
4
5
7
23
8
6
22
9
11
10
13
12
15
14
16
18
21
17
19
20
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
12.
Fig. 3
UNIFENCE T-SLOT RAIL FENCE SYSTEM
23
22
7
6
3
4
8 9
10
15
5
12
14
2
19
13
21
18
1. Combination Dust Chute/
Support Panel
2. Motor Pulley
3. Motor
4. Pulley Guard
5. Drive Belt
6. Spring
7. Pins (2) for Mounting Motor
8. Motor Mounting Plate
9. Lockwashers (4)
10. Flat Washers (4)
11. 5/16-18 x 3/4″ Carriage
Head Screws (4)
12. 5/16″ Hex Nuts (4)
13. 5/16″ Hex Nuts (8)
14. 5/16″ Lockwashers (8)
15. 5/16″ Flat Washers
16. 5/16-18 x 5/8″ Hex Head
Screws (8)
17. Rubber Feet (4)
18. #10-32 x 12 Screws (8)
19. #10 Keps Nuts (8)
20. #10-1/2″ Sheet Metal
Screws (3)
21. Grommet
22. Front Leg Panel
23. Rear Leg Panel
17
16
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
1
Unifence Body
Fence
Shelf Support Bracket
Front Table Support
Table Board
Table Legs (2)
Front T-Slot Guide Rail
Leg Adapter Insert (2)
3/8-16 Nut (2)
Leveling Screws (2)
7/16-20 x 3/4″ Hex Head
Screws, Lockwashers,(3 ea.)
U-Bolts (2)
Angle Brackets (5)
1/4-20 x 3/4″ Carriage Head
Screws, Flat Washers, and
1/4-20 Hex Nuts (5 ea.)
Flat Washers and 1/4-20
Hex Nuts for U-Bolts (4 ea.)
#8 x 3/4″ Hex Washer
Head Screws (14)
3/8-16 x 1″ Hex Head Bolts
Flat Washers, and Hex Nuts
(5 ea.)
1/4-20 Hex Head Bolt, Flat
Washer and Hex Nut (1 ea.)
Guide Rail End Caps (2 ea.)
with Rail
Unifence Flip Stop Parts
Rear Guide Rail (1)
Table Adapter Plate (1)
Cursor (not shown)
3/8-16 x 1-1/4″ Hex Head
Bolt, Flat Washer and Nut (1)
Fig. 4
(not shown)
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BIESEMEYER T-SQUARE FENCE SYSTEM
The T-Square® Commercial Fence System includes the fence assembly, front rail, rear rail, front
guide tube and right extension table Model 78-943 for 30″ capacity.
IMPORTANT: The T-Square® Fence System is designed to be used ONLY with a supporting
extension table.
UNPACKING
®
Carefully unpack the T-Square fence system from the shipping carton(s). Figure(s) 5, 6 & 7
illustrates all the items supplied with the 78-914 fence system.
1 - Rear Rail
for fastening front and rear rails
to right extension table
2 - Front Rail
16 - 1/4-20 x 1-1/2″ long flat head Phillips screws (8)
3 - Guide Tube
17 - 1-1/4″ O.D. Flat Washers (6)
4 - T-Square® Fence Assembly
18 - 1/4-20 hex nuts (8)
5 - Template for aligning front rail to saw table
19 - Extension Table
for fastening guide tube to front rail
for fastening extension table legs
6 - 1/4-20 x 1/2″ long hex head screws (7)
20 - Legs (2)
7 - Lock washers (7)
21 - #8 x 5/8″ long wood screws (8)
22 - 1/4-20 x 1-1/2″ flat head
Phillips screws (4)
for fastening rear rail to saw table and sheet metal
extension wing if applicable
23 - 1/4″ flat washers (4)
8 - 3/8-24 x 1-1/4″ long hex head cap screws (2)
24 - 1/4-20 hex nuts (4)
9 - 7/8″ O.D. flat washers (2)
10 - Lock washers (2)
NOTE: A common hardware package is used
for several different models, therefore you may
have leftover hardware.
11 - 3/8-24 hex nuts (2)
for fastening front rail to saw table
12 - 3/8-16 x 1-1/4″ long flat head screws (2)
13 - 7/8″ O.D. flat washers (2)
14 - Lock washers (2)
15 - 3/8-16 hex nuts (2)
8
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
4
6
2
7
5
Fig. 5
19
16
17
18
Fig. 6
9
3
20
22
23
24
21
Fig. 7
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: MAKE SURE THE SAW IS SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE STAND BEFORE PERFORMING ANY
CUTTING OPERATIONS. DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE UNTIL YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE
ENTIRE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
ASSEMBLING SAW STAND
C
1. Assemble the dust chute and support panel (A)
Fig. 8, to the inside of the front stand panel (B) with three
#10 x 1/2″ sheet metal screws (C).
C
B
2. Insert four #10-32 x 1/2″ screws (D) Fig. 9 through
support panel and dust chute. Install four #10-32 hex
nuts (E) Fig. 9. NOTE: The front stand panel will have the
saw identity labels facing you. Do not completely tighten
the stand hardware at this time. Also, make certain the
dust chute/support panel (A) Fig. 9, is located under the
lip of front stand panel (B).
A
3. Assemble the other end of dust chute and support
panel (A) Fig. 10, to rear stand panel (F) as shown with
four #10-32 x 1/2″ screws and #10-32 hex nuts, which
are shown at (C). NOTE: Do not completely tighten stand
hardware at this time.
Fig. 8
E
D
B
F
C
C
A
A
Fig. 10
Fig. 9
ASSEMBLING
SAW TO STAND
D
1. Turn saw table face down on a piece of cardboard
to protect the table surface. Place stand (B) Fig. 11, onto
saw (A). Align eight holes in the stand (B) with mounting
holes in the saw (A) and fasten with eight 5/16"-18 screws,
flat washers, lockwashers, and hex nuts one of which is
shown at (C) Fig. 11. Assemble flat washers onto
screws, place screws through holes, assemble
lockwashers then hex nuts finger tight. Do not
completely tighten hardware at this time.
B
C
A
2. Install four rubber feet (D) Fig. 11, on the end of each
stand leg (B).
Fig. 11
3. Turn saw table face up.
11
ASSEMBLING BLADE
TILTING HANDWHEEL
A
D
1. Attach blade tilting handwheel (A) Fig. 13 to shaft
(B). Make certain slot (C) in handwheel is engaged with
roll pin (D) on the shaft.
C
B
Fig. 13
2. Thread locking lever (E) Fig. 14, on shaft.
A
3. Fig. 14 illustrates the blade tilting handwheel (A) and
locking lever (E) assembled to the saw.
E
Fig. 14
MOTOR
The motor shipped with your saw is a 1-1/2 H.P. at 115 volts or 2 H.P. at 230 volts, Ball Bearing,
Capacitor Start/Capacitor Run motor.
This motor has been especially selected to best supply power to your machine, and the relative safety
of the machine is enhanced by its use. Use only this motor, as the use of other motors may be
detrimental to the performance and safety of the saw.
ASSEMBLING MOTOR TO
MOTOR MOUNTING PLATE
WARNING: WHEN ASSEMBLING THE MOTOR TO
THE MOTOR MOUNTING PLATE, MAKE CERTAIN THE
MACHINE IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER
SOURCE.
C
1. Assemble the motor (A) to the motor mounting plate
(B) as shown in Fig. 15, using four 5/16-18 carriage
bolts, flat washers, star washers, and hex nuts (C).
Assemble star washers on bolts, place bolts through
holes, then assemble lockwashers and hex nuts.
B
A
NOTE: Do not completely tighten the hex nuts at this
time.
Fig. 15
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ASSEMBLING MOTOR
AND MOTOR MOUNTING
PLATE TO SAW
A
X
WARNING: WHEN ASSEMBLING THE MOTOR
AND MOTOR MOUNTING PLATE TO THE SAW, MAKE
CERTAIN THE MACHINE IS DISCONNECTED FROM
THE POWER SOURCE.
Y
B
X
D
1. Depress two pins (X) Fig. 16 and insert into holes (D)
in each side of bracket (B). Pins are spring (Y) loaded
from factory.
Fig. 16
C
2. Position motor and motor mounting plate (A) Fig. 17
below bracket (B) to allow bracket arm to slide through
large opening in motor mounting plate (A).
B
C
3. Depress pins (C) Fig. 17, on both sides of bracket
(B) and rotate motor mounting plate (A) until pins (C) are
engaged in holes (D) Fig. 16, of motor mounting plate
(A).
A
Fig. 17
4. Fig. 18 illustrates the motor and motor mounting
plate assembled to the rear of the saw.
Fig. 18
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ASSEMBLING MOTOR
PULLEY, BELT AND
PULLEY GUARD, AND
DRIVE BELT
B
WARNING: WHEN ASSEMBLING MOTOR
PULLEY, BELT AND PULLEY GUARD, AND DRIVE
BELT, MAKE CERTAIN THE MOTOR IS
DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER SOURCE.
A
C
1. Remove the motor shaft key that is taped to the
motor.
Fig. 19
2. Insert the key (A) Fig. 19 in the keyway on the motor
shaft. Assemble the motor pulley (B) on the motor shaft
with the hub of the pulley facing out. Tighten set screw
(C).
E
3. Remove wing nut and external tooth lockwasher (D)
Fig. 20, and outer cover (E) from belt and pulley guard (G).
G
D
Fig. 20
4. Slide the belt and pulley guard bracket (G) Fig. 21
between the motor plate (M) and motor mounting plate
(L), as shown.
G
L
Fig. 21
5. Position belt and pulley guard bracket (G) Fig. 22, so
that the motor pulley (B) is centered and through the
hole in the belt and pulley guard bracket.
6. Use a straight edge to align the motor pulley with the
arbor pulley. If necessary, adjust the motor pulley (B)
Fig. 22 in or out on the motor shaft. Tighten the four hex
nuts [refer back to (C) Fig. 15] that fasten the motor to
the motor mounting plate.
B
G
Fig. 22
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M
7. Lift the motor and assemble the drive belt (H) Fig. 23
to the arbor pulley and motor pulley (B). The weight of
the motor will provide the correct belt tension.
H
B
Fig. 23
8.
WARNING: IMMEDIATELY AFTER ASSEMBLING
THE BELT, RAISE THE SAW BLADE TO ITS MAXIMUM
HEIGHT AND TILT THE SAW BLADE TO 45 DEGREES.
CHECK TO SEE IF THE MOTOR (J) FIG. 24 IS BELOW
THE TOP OF THE TABLE SURFACE (K). IF THE
MOTOR (J) IS ABOVE THE TOP OF THE TABLE
SURFACE, MOVE THE MOTOR TO THE LEFT UNTIL
THE END BELL (J) OF THE MOTOR IS BELOW THE
TOP OF THE TABLE SURFACE. THEN RE-ALIGN THE
MOTOR PULLEY TO THE ARBOR PULLEY.
J
K
Fig. 24
9. Assemble the outer cover (E) Fig. 25, of the belt and
pulley guard assembly, which was removed in STEP 3,
and fasten with external tooth lockwasher and wing nut
(D). IMPORTANT: Make certain the outer cover does not
interfere with the drive belt and the motor pulley.
D
E
Fig. 25
CONNECTING MOTOR CORD
TO SWITCH ASSEMBLY
C
WARNING: BEFORE CONNECTING MOTOR CORD
TO THE SWITCH ASSEMBLY, MAKE CERTAIN THE
MACHINE IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER
SOURCE.
B
1. Insert the pronged motor plug (A) Fig. 26, into the
female receptacle (B) of switch-to-motor cord (C).
A
Fig. 26
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2. Fig. 27, illustrates the motor cord connected to the
switch assembly.
Fig. 27
ASSEMBLING
BLADE GUARD AND
SPLITTER ASSEMBLY
A
B
WARNING: DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM
POWER SOURCE.
1. Fasten the rear splitter mounting bracket (A) Fig. 28,
to the rear trunnion using the two 1/4-20 x 3/4″ hex head
screws (B) and flat washers. Do not completely tighten
the two screws (B) at this time.
2. Raise saw arbor to its highest position. With
wrenches supplied, remove the saw blade from the saw.
Refer to section “CHANGING THE SAW BLADE” of this
manual.
Fig. 28
3. Remove screw and large washer (C) Fig. 29, from
the inside splitter mounting bracket.
C
Fig. 29
4. Use a straight edge to check to see if the top and
bottom of the inside splitter bracket (D) Fig. 30 is aligned
with the inner arbor flange (E).
D
E
Fig. 30
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5. If an alignment is necessary, loosen the two screws
(F) Fig. 31, align bracket (D) with the arbor flange (E), and
tighten screws (F).
D
6. Loosely assemble large washer and screw (C) Fig. 31,
to the inside splitter bracket. This screw and washer was
removed in STEP 3.
F
C
E
Fig. 31
7. Assemble the blade guard and splitter assembly (G)
Fig. 32 between the large washer (C) and the splitter
bracket and tighten screw (H) with wrench supplied.
G
H
C
Fig. 32
G
8. Fasten the rear of the blade guard and splitter bracket
assembly (G) Fig. 33, to the rear splitter mounting
bracket using 5/16-18 x 5/8″ carriage bolt (J), flat
washer, and 5/16-18 hex nut. IMPORTANT: The splitter
(G) Fig. 33, has a notch (L) cut in the top edge. This
feature will enable the blade guard to stay in the raised
position to make blade changing a little easier. Raise the
front of blade guard (M) Fig. 34, until the rear edge of the
blade guard slips into notch (L) of splitter (G); the blade
guard will stay in this position.
L
J
Fig. 33
M
L
G
Fig. 34
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9. With the blade guard (L) Fig. 35, in the raised
position, assemble the saw blade (K) on the saw arbor
with two arbor wrenches supplied.
L
K
Fig. 35
G
10. Use a straight edge to check to see if the saw blade
is aligned with the rear of the splitter (G) in Figs. 36 and
37. If alignment is necessary, loosen the screws (A) Fig.
37, align splitter (G) with the saw blade, and tighten two
screws (A).
Fig. 36
G
A
Fig. 37
11. Lower saw blade and install table insert (P) Fig. 38,
in the saw table. IMPORTANT: When installing the table
insert, make certain to hold on to the blade guard (L).
The insert will automatically release the holding action
on the splitter and lower the blade guard when it is
installed in the table opening.
L
P
Fig. 38
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ASSEMBLING
EXTENSION WING
1. Assemble extension wing (A) Fig. 39, to the saw
table using three 7/16-20 x 1-1/4″ screws (B) and
lockwashers (C) Fig. 39.
C
B
D
A
Fig. 39
2. With a straight edge (D) Fig. 39, make certain the
extension wing (A) is level with the saw table before
tightening three screws (B) Fig. 40.
B
Fig. 40
ASSEMBLING SWITCH
TO EXTENSION WING
C
B
1. Assemble switch (A) Fig. 41, behind the lip of
extension wing (B) insert 5/16-18 x 1″ flat head screw
(C), then assemble flat washer, and locknut.
A
Fig. 41
2. Fig. 42 illustrates the switch assembled to the
extension wing.
Fig. 42
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UNIFENCE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLING TABLE
BOARD TO SAW
1. Lay the table board upside down on the floor or
bench, Fig. 44.
2. Assemble the two table legs (A) Fig. 45 to the
bottom of the table using eight #8 x 3/4″ self tapping
wood screws. NOTE: Refer to Fig. 43 for the hole
location for the 30″ Unifence table legs.
3. Insert foot adapter (T) Fig. 46, into the bottom of
each leg (A). Assemble the 3/8″ jam nut (V)
Fig. 46, approximately 3/4 of the way onto leveling
screw (W). Thread the leveling screw (W) Fig. 46 into
foot adapter. Fig. 47 illustrates the foot leveling
assembly on the table leg. Assemble the remaining
foot assembly to the other table leg in the same
manner. NOTE: Height adjustments can be made
later.
Fig. 43
Fig. 44
A
Fig. 45
Fig. 46
Fig. 47
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4. Assemble shelf support bracket (M) Fig. 48 to the
table legs (A) using two U-clamps (N), 1/4″ flat washers,
and 1/4-20 hex nuts (P). NOTE: Height adjustments to
the bracket can be made later.
N
M
N
P
5. Fasten the front table support (F) Fig. 49 to the
bottom of the table using two #8 x 3/4″ long self tapping
wood screws (H) and (I) supplied. NOTE: The slots
closer to the angles in the support (F) should be against
the table and the vertical flange of the table support
should be flush with the front edge of the table. NOTE:
Screws (H) and (I) Fig. 49 should not be completely
tightened to the table board at this time. NOTE: Make
certain the end of the table support does not extend out
past the table. NOTE: Screw (I) must be removed and
reinstalled when table is mounted to the saw.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN MOUNTING
SCREWS. Over-tightening screws in particle board may
cause them to strip.
Fig. 48
H
F
I
Fig. 49
6. Fasten the rear table support (A) Fig. 50 to the saw
table. Insert a 3/8-16 x1″ hex head screw (B), through hole
in rear support and table, place a 3/8″ washer onto the
screw and thread a 3/8-16 hex nut onto screw and tighten.
Repeat this process for the remaining hole. Hole (C) is not
used on cast iron wing.
D
A
B
7. Assemble the three brackets (J) to the table adapter
plate (K) using the three 1/4-20 x 3/4″ carriage bolts, nuts
and washers (Fig. 51). NOTE: The long leg of the brackets
(J) should be against the adapter plate (K). Do not
completely tighten brackets (J) to adapter plate (K) at this
time.
B
Fig. 50
K
8. Fasten the table adapter plate (B) Fig. 52 to the right
side of the saw table. Place a 7/16″ lockwasher onto a
7/16-20 x1″ hex head screw (D), insert screw through
the table adapter plate and thread screw into right side
of saw table. Repeat this process for the two remaining
holes. NOTE: Before tightening screws (D), use a
straight edge to make sure top of the adapter plate (B)
is level with or slightly below surface of the saw table.
Also make sure that the front edge of the adapter (B)
does not stick out past the front edge of the saw table.
J
Fig. 51
D
B
Fig. 52
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C
ASSEMBLING UNIFENCE
TABLE TO SAW
A
1. Remove screw (I) Fig. 49 (D Fig. 54) before placing
table on brackets. Position table board (A) Fig. 53 on
three angle brackets (B).
B
2. While holding table board firmly against the saw
adapter plate, fasten the table to the three brackets
using three #8x7/8" wood screws (D), (E), and (F), Fig.
54. NOTE: The two screws (E) and (F), Fig. 54 can be
tightened. Screw (D) Fig. 54 should be left slightly loose
at this time.
Fig. 53
D
CAUTION: DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN TABLE MOUNTING
SCREWS. Over-tightening screws in particle board may
cause them to strip.
E
F
Fig. 54
3. Assemble the two brackets (J) to the rear guide rail (K)
using the two 1/4-20 x 3/4" carriage bolts placing bolts
through holes, then washers and nuts (L), Fig. 55. NOTE:
The long leg of the brackets (J) should be against the
bottom of the table (A).
K
4. Fasten the table (A) to the two brackets (J) on the
rear guide rail (K) Fig. 56, using two #8x7/8" wood
screws.
A
J
L
Fig. 55
5. Using a straight edge (S) Fig. 57, make certain the
surface of the Unifence table is level with the saw table
by adjusting the height of the two leveling screws (E)
Fig. 58 at the base of the table legs, and adjusting the
height of angle brackets (B) Fig. 53. Position hex nuts
(H) Fig. 58, against the bottom of the table legs to hold
the leveling screws in position and tighten.
IMPORTANT: Use a level, side to side and front to
back, to make sure the Unifence table is level with the
saw table.
J
K
A
Fig. 56
S
H
E
Fig. 58
Fig. 57
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L
ASSEMBLING
UNIFENCE GUIDE RAIL
B
1. Locate the T-Slot Guide Rail and mounting hardware
Fig. 59 from the packing material of the Unifence.
Remove the end caps (A) Fig. 59, prior to assembly, by
inserting a flat headed screwdriver (B) into the channel
and tap gently. NOTE: Take care not to damage either the
cap or the rail.
A
A
Fig. 59
2. Insert two 3/8-24 x 1″ hex head bolts, flat washers
and hex nuts (C) Fig. 60 into the two holes (F) Fig. 60 in
the front of saw table (G). Screw bolts into nuts slightly
leaving bolt head extended approximately 1/2″. Note:
Make sure to use only the two holes shown at (F) and
that washers are on the nut side of the bolt.
E
D
F
3. Insert one 1/4-20 x 3/4″ hex head bolt, flat washer and
hex nut (D) Fig. 60, into the front support of the extension
table (E) Fig. 60. Screw bolt into nut slightly leaving bolt
head extended approximately 1/4″. Make sure washer is
on the nut side of the bolt.
C
G
Fig. 60
4. From either end, slide the T-Slot guide rail (A) Fig. 61
on the hex head of the bolts partially inserted in step 2
and 3 above. Note: The bolt heads on the saw table,
slide into the upper t-slot (B) Fig. 61 and the bolt head on
the extension table slide into the lower t-slot (C) Fig. 61.
B
A
5. Slide the guide rail along until the 0” on the unifence
scale is aligned with the right edge of the saw table.
Snug the hex nuts on the saw and extension table, but
do not tighten at this time.
C
Fig. 61
6. Adjust the guide rail (C) Fig. 62 parallel with the saw
table surface by placing a square (H) on the saw table at
both the left front end of the saw table (A) and the right
front end of the extension table (B), with the rule of the
square against the flat surface on top of the guide rail.
The guide rail (C) Fig. 62, can be adjusted up or down
slightly at either end. After being certain the guide rail is
parallel with the table surface, firmly tighten the two hex
nuts that fasten the guide rail to the table. Note: Make
sure 0” (D) on the unifence scale is aligned with the right
edge of the saw table (E).
E
H
D
A
0"
C
Fig. 62
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B
7. Move the square (H) Fig. 62, to the end of the
Unifence table and check to make certain the same
distance is kept from the top surface of the extension
table (K) to the top surface of the guide rail (C). Move the
front table support (L) Fig. 63, against the guide rail (C),
and fasten with 1/4-20 nut and flat washer (M). Tighten
two screws, one of which is shown at (N) Fig. 63, that
fasten the Unifence table to the guide rail.
N
ASSEMBLING
RAIL STOP
1. The Unifence Flip Stop, Fig. 64, can be easily
assembled by inserting flip stop (A) into fence slide stop
(B) which is held in place by inserting 1/4-20 x 2″ hex
head bolt (C), fiber washers (D) and tightening hex nut
(E). Make sure fiber washers are placed on both sides of
flip stop (A) when assembled. Do not over tighten hex
nut (E). The flip stop must fit snuggly but move freely.
M
L
C
Fig. 63
E
F
B
D
2. The Rail Stop Assembly, Fig. 65, can then be
attached to the guide rail by inserting head of 5/16-18 (F)
hex head bolt into T-Slot (G) positioning the stop
assembly to the rail and tightening knob (H) finger tight.
3. Use a rubber mallet (P) Fig. 66, or a hammer and a
block of wood, to gently tap end cap (R) into both ends
of the guide rail (C). NOTE: To avoid damage to the
guide rail, DO NOT use a metal hammer directly against
the guide rail.
A
H
C
Fig. 64
P
G
C
F
R
H
Fig. 65
Fig. 66
SETTING T-SLOT
RAIL STOP
A
1. The Rail Stop Assembly Fig. 67 (A) can be set to any
number of positions along the guide rail providing a
quick stop setting for the Unifence body by loosening
knob (B) and sliding the stop along the rail to the desired
position (
) and re-tighten.
NOTE: Any number of stops can be purchased and
installed to provide time saving quick stop adjustment
for the Unifence body.
B
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Fig. 67
E
B
A
C
F
C
B
A
D
Fig. 70
Fig. 68
A
B
B
Fig. 69
G
Fig. 71
ASSEMBLING CURSOR
TO UNIFENCE BODY
1. Remove two screws and flat washers (A) Fig. 68, and
assemble the cursor (B) to the Unifence body (C).
Replace the two screws and flat washers (A).
2. Fig. 69 illustrates the cursor (B) assembled to the
Unifence body. Final adjustment to the cursor (B) will be
made later.
B
ASSEMBLING UNIFENCE
BODY TO GUIDE RAIL
G
1. Turn fence body (A) Fig. 70, upside down and lay it on
a table or bench. Push handle (B) in against fence body.
Make certain the surface (C) of clamp bracket is parallel
to the face (D) of the fence body, and that the inside edge
(E) of the clamp bracket is parallel to surface (F) of the
fence body. Turn handle (B) Fig. 70, if necessary.
2. Place fence body (A) Fig. 71, onto the guide rail,
making sure that the clamp bracket is inserted into
channel (G) on rail. Notice that the clamp handle (B) is
turned to the left indent position.
3. Turn handle (B) Fig. 72, to the right indent position.
This action will prevent fence clamp from sliding out of
the channel (G).
4. Lock fence body (A) to the guide rail by pushing
down on handle (B) Fig. 73.
Fig. 72
B
Fig. 73
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A
C
C
A
A
B
B
Fig. 74
Fig. 75
ASSEMBLING UNIFENCE
TO UNIFENCE BODY
C
1. The fence (A) can be assembled to clamp plate (B)
in either the horizontal position as shown in Fig. 74, or
the vertical position as shown in Fig. 75. Make certain
that the two lock knobs (C) are loose and slide fence (A)
onto clamp plate (B) as shown. Then tighten the two lock
knobs (C).
2. For most cutting operations, the bottom of the fence
should be positioned slightly above the table surface.
Loosen two lock knobs (C) Fig. 76, and place a thin
object such as a scale (D) between the table and fence.
Tighten two lock knobs (C).
D
Fig. 76
BIESEMEYER T-SQUARE FENCE SYSTEM
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
WARNING: DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Assemble the front rail (A) Fig. 77 to front of saw table using the two 3/8-16 x 1-1/4″ long flat head Phillips screws
(B), 7/8″ flat washers, lock washers and 3/8-16 hex nuts supplied. Screws (B) are inserted through the two holes in the
front rail, and through the two through-holes in the front of the saw table, and fastened to the table with the flat
washers, lockwashers, and hex nuts. IMPORTANT: Do not completely tighten front rail mounting hardware at this
time.
D
A
B
B
Fig. 78
Fig. 77
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D
G
E
B
F
A
Fig. 80
Fig. 79
3. Using the template (D) Figures 78 and 79, check and adjust front rail at both ends of the saw table to make sure
rail (A) is level with table surface. Tighten rail mounting hardware (B). IMPORTANT: Template (D) must be on saw
table when checking, not on extension wing.
4. Assemble rear rail (E) Fig. 80 to rear of saw table using the two 3/8-24 x 1-1/4" long hex head screws (F), 7/8" flat
washers, 3/8-24nuts and 3/8" lockwashers (not shown). Place flat washer on bolt, then assemble bolt into rear rail, then
assemble lockwasher and nut.
5 Make certain top edge of rail (E) Fig. 80 is below table surface, and that top edge of cut-outs (G) are below miter
gage slots before tightening screws (F).
Fig. 81
6. If the accessory right extension table for use with the T-Square® fence was
not purchased, construct an extension table by following the dimensions shown
in Fig. 81.
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5- 3/8″″ (M)
H
3″″ (L)
I
1- 3/4″″ (K)
J
P
P
Fig. 83
Fig. 82
7. Mark the position of the four leg mounting holes from
each end of the table (Fig. 82). Use a 1/4″ drill bit to drill
four through holes through the end piece (J) of the table
at the dimensions shown at (K) (L) and (M).
L
8. Position the two legs (H) Fig. 83. Assemble the four
1/4-20 x 1-1/2″ leg mounting screws, washers, and hex
nuts (I) into holes drilled in step 7 and tighten. Mark the
eight holes (P) to attach the legs to the table top.
Remove the screws and two legs (H). Using a 1/16″ drill
bit, drill the eight holes 1/2″ deep.
I
J
CAUTION: DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN MOUNTING
SCREWS. Over-tightening screws in particle board may
cause them to strip.
N
Fig. 84
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your saw and fence system will be used with a mobile base underneath the saw base and
table legs, the position of the legs may have to be changed to fit onto the mobile base.
9. Fasten the leg bracket (L) Fig. 84, to the underside of table top using the eight 3/4″ long wood screws [four are
shown at (N) Fig. 84]. Assemble the four 1-1/2″ long flat head Phillips screws, flat washers and hex nuts (I) to the end
piece (J) of the table and retighten. Fasten the remaining leg to the extension table in the same manner.
10. Place table assembly (N) Fig. 85, in position between the two rails. Make sure end of table (O) is flush against saw
table (P). Use a bar clamp (Q) to snug up end of rails to hold table in position. Use a straight edge to make sure table
(O) is in the same plane and level with saw table (P). Lightly tap table up or down, and adjust leveling screws (R) Fig.
86 in bottom of legs. When the table (O) Fig. 85 is level and in the same plane with saw table (P), tighten bar clamp (Q)
to hold in position. Then drill 1/4″ through-holes in the front and rear of the extension table, using the holes (S) provided
in rails as template.
P
O
N
R
Q
S
Fig. 85
Fig. 86
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V
U
T
X
Fig. 87
11. After the holes have been drilled in the edge of the front and rear extension
table board, fasten both front and rear rail to table using the 1-1/2″ flat head
Phillips screws (T) Fig. 87, 1-1/4″ O.D. flat washers (U) and hex nuts (V). NOTE:
The 1-1/4″ flat washer cannot be used on the end holes (X) shown covered by
clamp.
12. Lay the guide tube (B) Fig. 88, on the saw table,
and line up the threaded holes (C) on bottom of guide
tube (B) with the through-holes (D) on the front rail (A) in
seven places.
B
C
A
D
Fig. 88
13. Position the guide tube (B) Fig. 89 on the front rail
and fasten the guide tube to the rail using the 1/4-20 x
1/2″ long hex head screws (G) and lockwashers in
seven places. Place lockwasher onto screw and
assemble into rail.
B
G
Fig. 89
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FASTENING STAND TO SUPPORTING SURFACE
IF, DURING OPERATION, ANY TENDENCY EXISTS FOR THE SAW TO TIP OVER, SLIDE OR WALK ON
THE SUPPORTING SURFACE, THE SAW STAND SHOULD BE SECURED TO THE FLOOR SURFACE.
THE RUBBER FEET OF THE STAND FEATURE HOLES WHICH ALLOW EASY MOUNTING WITHOUT
REMOVING THE SAW FROM THE STAND.
OPERATING CONTROLS AND ADJUSTMENTS
STARTING AND STOPPING SAW
1. The on/off switch is located underneath the switch shield (A) Fig. 94. To turn the saw “ON,” move
switch trigger (B) to the up position.
2. To turn the saw “OFF,” simply push down on switch shield (A) Fig. 95.
A
A
B
Fig. 94
Fig. 95
LOCKING SWITCH IN
THE “OFF” POSITION
IMPORTANT: When the machine is not in use, the
switch should be locked in the “OFF” position to
prevent unauthorized use, using a padlock (C) Fig. 96
with a 3/16" diameter shackle.
C
OVERLOAD PROTECTION
Fig. 96
The motor supplied for use with your saw is equipped
with a reset overload relay button (A) Fig. 97. If the motor
shuts off or fails to start due to overloading (cutting stock
too fast, using a dull blade, using the saw beyond its
capacity, etc.), or low voltage, turn the switch to the
“OFF” position, let the motor cool three to five
minutes, and push the reset button (A). The motor can
then be turned on again in the usual manner.
A
Fig. 97
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RAISING AND LOWERING
THE BLADE
To raise the saw blade, loosen lock knob (A) Fig. 98, and
turn the blade raising handwheel (B) clockwise. When
the blade is at the desired height, tighten lock knob (A).
To lower the blade, loosen lock knob (A) Fig. 98, and turn
the handwheel (B) counterclockwise. NOTE: One full
turn of the handwheel will change blade height
approximately 1/4″.
B
D
A
C
E
TILTING THE BLADE
Fig. 98
To tilt the saw blade for bevel cutting, loosen lock knob
(D) Fig. 98, and turn the tilting handwheel (C). When the
desired blade angle as shown on scale and pointer (E),
tighten lock knob (D).
ADJUSTING 90 DEGREE AND
45 DEGREE POSITIVE STOPS
The machine is equipped with positive stops that will
quickly and accurately position the saw blade at 90
degrees and 45 degrees to the table. To check and
adjust the positive stops, proceed as follows:
C
A
B
F
1.
WARNING: When adjusting the positive stops,
make certain the machine is disconnected from the
power source.
2. Raise the saw blade to its highest position.
3. Set the blade at 90 degrees to the table by turning
the blade tilting handwheel counterclockwise as far as it
will go.
4. Use a combination square (A) Fig. 99 to see if the
blade is at 90 degrees to the table surface.
5. If the blade is not at 90 degrees to the table, loosen
set screw (B) Fig. 99 with 5/32″ allen wrench (C), and turn
the blade tilting handwheel until the blade is 90 degrees
to the table. Turn set screw (B) clockwise until it bottoms.
6. Adjust the pointer (D) Fig. 100 to point to the zero
degree mark on the scale by loosening screw (E),
adjusting pointer (D), and tightening screw (E).
7. Turn the blade tilting handwheel clockwise as far as
it will go and use a combination square to see if the
blade is at 45 degrees to the table.
8. If the blade is not at 45 degrees to the table, loosen
set screw (F) Fig. 99, and turn blade tilting handwheel
until the blade is 45 degrees to the table. Turn set screw
(F) clockwise until it bottoms.
Fig. 99
E
D
Fig. 100
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BACKLASH ADJUSTMENTS
FOR BLADE RAISING
AND BLADE TILTING
MECHANISMS
C
D
After a period of extended use, if any play is detected in
the blade raising or blade tilting mechanisms, make the
following adjustments:
A
B
WARNING: Disconnect machine from power
source.
2. NOTE: The machine has been turned upside down
and the blade removed for clarity and safety.
Fig. 101
3. Adjusting blade raising mechanism - Loosen
locknut (A) Fig. 101, and turn eccentric sleeve (B) until all
play is removed in mechanism and tighten locknut (A).
4. Adjusting blade tilting mechanism - Loosen
locknut (C) Fig. 101, and turn eccentric (D) until all play
is removed in mechanism and tighten locknut (C).
H
CHECKING BLADE ALIGNMENT
F
1.
WARNING: Disconnect machine from power
source.
G
2. Raise blade guard and adjust blade to its highest
position. Mark one side of one saw blade tooth (F) with
a dark colored marker Fig. 101A. Rotate the blade
toward the front of the saw by hand until the marked
tooth is at the top of the table.
Fig. 101A
3. Insert the miter gage into miter gage slot and
position near the front edge of the blade. With a
combination square (G), place the straight edge along
the face of the miter gage. Position the end of the
straight edge (H) to lightly contact the side of the marked
tooth.
F
4. Firmly hold the straight edge in place while rotating
blade to the rear side of the table. Firmly hold the
straight edge in place to re-position the miter gage to the
rear side of the saw table (Fig. 101B). Rotate the mark
(made in step 2) on the blade (F) to end of straight edge
to check blade alignment gap. The marked tooth (F)
should be the same distance from the end of the straight
edge in front and rear positions.
5. Repeat this procedure moving from front to rear until
you have visual confirmation of the blade alignment.
NOTE: All saw blades have some run-out. Therefore
check the alignment each time a blade is changed.
Fig. 101B
6. If the blade alignment is off by .010″ or the
approximate thickness of a standard business card,
follow (ADJUSTING BLADE ALIGNMENT) procedure.
7. Lower blade guard and
reconnecting power source.
saw
blade
before
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ADJUSTING BLADE ALIGNMENT
WARNING: Blade Alignment is Factory Set and
should not need adjustment. Adjusting Blade Alignment,
in the field is a difficult and time-consuming procedure.
All Saw Blades have some run-out. Therefore, readjusting blade alignment should only be attempted if it
becomes necessary. (See step 6 in CHECKING BLADE
ALIGNMENT.)
1.
WARNING: Disconnect machine from power
source.
2. Lower blade. Remove blade guard and table insert. With
E
a 1/2″ wrench, loosen the 4 front and rear trunnion mounting
bolts (E) Fig. 101C. NOTE: Only the 2 rear trunnion mounting
bolts are shown.
3. Move the trunnion assembly in the desired direction.
Tap gently with rubber mallet if necessary.
Fig. 101C
4. To check blade alignment, follow (CHECKING BLADE
ALIGNMENT) procedure until proper alignment is achieved. Tighten 4 trunnion bolts (E).
5. Check blade alignment again after tightening bolts to confirm alignment. If alignment is off, loosen the 4
trunnion bolts (E) and repeat the above steps until proper alignment is achieved with bolts fully tightened.
6. Install table insert, blade guard, and lower blade before reconnecting power source.
MITER GAGE OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT
1. Insert the miter gage bar into the miter gage slot and
assemble the washer and lock handle (A) Fig. 102, to the miter
gage bar. Insert cap (K) into top of handle (A).
2. The miter gage is equipped with adjustable index stops
at 90 degrees and 45 degrees right and left. Adjustment to
the index stops can be made by tightening or loosening the
three adjusting screws (B) Fig. 103.
3. To rotate the miter gage, loosen lock knob (A) Fig. 103,
and move the body of the miter gage (C) to the desired angle.
4. The miter gage body will stop at 90 degrees and 45
degrees both right and left. To rotate the miter gage body
past these points, the stop link (D) Fig. 103, must be moved
up and out of the way.
5. The head of the miter gage pivots on a special tapered
screw (G) that fastens the head to the miter gage bar. If the
miter gage head does not pivot freely, or pivots too freely,
adjust it by loosening set screw (H) Fig. 104, and turning the
screw (G), in or out. Be certain to tighten screw (H) after
adjustment is made.
K
A
Fig. 102
H
C
A
E
F
B
G
B
D
Fig. 104
Fig. 103
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ADJUSTING TABLE INSERT
WARNING: DISCONNECT
POWER SOURCE.
MACHINE
B
FROM
Place a straight edge across the table at both ends of the
table insert (Fig. 105). The table insert (A) should always
be level with the table. If an adjustment is necessary, turn
the adjusting screws (B). Four adjusting screws (B) are
supplied in the table insert. The table insert is equipped
with a convenient finger hole (C) for easy removal.
A
C
B
Fig. 105
CHANGING THE SAW BLADE
1.
WARNING: DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. NOTE: Two 7/8″ wrenches are supplied with the saw for changing the saw blade: a box end
wrench (A) Fig. 107, and open end wrench (B). Use only 10″ saw blades rated for 3000 RPM or
higher with 5/8″ arbor holes.
3. Remove table insert (C) Fig. 106, and raise saw blade to its maximum height.
4. Place the open end wrench (B) Fig. 106 on the flats of the saw arbor to keep the arbor from
turning, and use wrench (A), to turn the arbor nut toward the front of the saw. Remove arbor
nut, blade flange, and saw blade.
5. Assemble the new blade, making certain the teeth point down at the front of the saw table,
and assemble outside blade flange and arbor nut. With wrench (B) Fig. 106, on the flats of the
arbor to keep it from turning, tighten arbor nut by turning wrench (A) counterclockwise.
6. Replace table insert.
B
C
B
A
A
Fig. 107
Fig. 106
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STORING THE MITER GAGE,
RIP FENCE, AND ARBOR
WRENCHES
1. When not in use, the miter gage (A) Fig. 108 can be
stored through the hole located at the front side of the
stand.
B
2. The rip fence (B) Fig. 108 can be conveniently stored
out-of-the-way on the stamped ledges on the right side
of the saw stand.
A
3. Arbor wrenches (C) Fig. 109, can be stored on one
of the two notched legs.
Fig. 108
DUST CHUTE
The saw stand support panel (D) Fig. 109 also serves as
a natural built-in dust chute. This dust chute (D) allows
the sawdust to conveniently escape out the rear of the
saw stand and away from the work area.
D
FENCE OPERATION
C
Fig. 109
1. Before operating fence, make sure the fence is
adjusted parallel to miter gage slot, as explained later on
in this manual.
2. For most normal ripping operations of standard size
lumber, the fence is used in the vertical position, as
shown in (A) Fig. 110.
A
Fig. 110
3. When ripping thin stock, use the fence in the
horizontal position, (B) Fig. 111.
B
Fig. 111
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4. To move the fence along the guide rail, simply lift up
clamp lever (A), Fig. 112, slide fence to desired position
on the rail, and push down on clamp lever (A) to lock
fence in place.
A
Fig. 112
5. The distance the fence is positioned away from the
blade is indicated by the two witness lines (B) and (C) Fig.
113, located on the cursor (D). The witness lines (B) and
(C) indicate the distance the fence is positioned away
from the saw blade. Witness line (B) indicates the
distance the fence is away from the blade when the fence
is in the horizontal position (Fig. 111), and witness line (C)
indicates the distance the fence is away from the blade
when the fence is in the vertical position (Fig. 110). To
adjust cursor (D), make a test cut with the fence in either
the vertical or horizontal position, measure the distance
of the finished cut and move the cursor (D) by loosening
the two screws (E) Fig. 113. After adjustment is
completed, tighten the two screws (E).
B
E
C
D
E
Fig. 113
6. To remove the fence and fence body assembly (F)
Fig. 114, from the guide rail, lift up on fence clamping
lever (A) and turn lever (A) to the CCW indent position.
The fence assembly (F) can then be pulled straight off
the guide rail and removed, as shown in Fig. 114.
F
ADJUSTING FENCE
PARALLEL TO
MITER GAGE SLOTS
A
Fig. 114
The fence (A) Fig. 115, should be adjusted so it is parallel
to miter gage slots (B). To check and adjust, move the
fence (A) until the bottom front edge of the fence is in line
with the edge of the miter gage slot, and push down on
fence clamping lever (C). Check to see that the fence is
parallel to the miter gage slot the entire length of the
table. If the rear of the fence must be moved, slightly
tighten or loosen one of the adjustment plugs (D) or (E)
Fig. 115, using the arbor wrench or 7/8″ wrench, until the
fence is parallel with the miter gage slot. IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ADJUSTMENT PLUGS (D)
AND (E) FIG. 115. VERY LITTLE MOVEMENT OF THESE
ADJUSTMENT PLUGS IS NECESSARY WHEN
ADJUSTING THE FENCE PARALLEL WITH THE
MITER GAGE SLOT.
A
E
B
D
C
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Fig. 115
ADJUSTING FENCE
90 DEGREES TO TABLE
B
A
Adjust the fence so that the face of fence (A) Fig. 116 is
90 degrees to the table. To check if the fence is 90
degrees to the table, place a square (B) on the table with
one end of the square against the fence. If an
adjustment is necessary, tighten or loosen one of two
screws (C) or (D) until the fence is 90 degrees to the
table. IMPORTANT: VERY LITTLE MOVEMENT OF
THESE SCREWS (C) AND (D) IS NECESSARY TO
MAKE THIS ADJUSTMENT.
D
C
Fig. 116
ADJUSTING CLAMPING
ACTION OF FENCE
LOCKING HANDLE
When the fence locking handle (A) is pushed to the
down position (Fig. 117), the fence body (B) should be
completely clamped to the guide rail. If the fence body
(B) is not completely clamped to the guide rail when the
handle (A) is in the position shown in Fig. 117, lift up the
locking handle (A) Fig. 118, and slightly tighten two
adjustment plugs (C) using arbor wrench or 7/8″ wrench.
Adjustment plugs (C) should be tightened an equal
amount. Check to see if the fence body (B) is completely
fastened to the rail by pushing down on locking lever (A).
Adjust further if necessary.
A
B
Fig. 117
IMPORTANT: AFTER ADJUSTING THE CLAMPING
ACTION OF THE FENCE LOCKING HANDLE, CHECK
TO SEE IF THE FENCE IS PARALLEL TO THE MITER
GAGE SLOT. ADJUST IF NECESSARY.
C
B
C
Fig. 118
REPOSITIONING MOTOR
FOR STORAGE
When the saw is not in use, the motor can be
repositioned so that it hangs straight down at the rear,
enabling you to move the saw against a wall. This can
be accomplished by removing the belt and repositioning
the motor and motor mounting plate, as shown in Fig.
119.
Fig. 119
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A
PROTECTING CAST IRON TABLE FROM RUST
To clean and protect cast iron tables from rust, you will need the following materials: 1 pushblock from a jointer, 1 sheet
of medium Scotch-Brite™ Blending Hand Pad, 1 can of WD-40®, 1 can of degreaser, 1 can of TopCote® Aerosol. Apply
the WD-40 and polish the table surface with the Scotch-Brite pad using the pushblock as a holddown. Degrease the
table, then apply the TopCote® accordingly.
COMMON SAWING OPERATIONS
Common sawing operations include ripping and cross-cutting, plus a few other standard operations of a
fundamental nature. As with all power tools, there is a certain amount of hazard involved with the operation and
use of the machine. Using the machine with the respect and caution, demanded as far as safety precautions are
concerned, will considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are
overlooked or completely ignored, personal injury to the operator can result.
NOTE: THE USE OF ATTACHMENTS AND ACCESSORIES NOT RECOMMENDED BY DELTA MAY RESULT IN
THE RISK OF INJURY.
CROSS-CUTTING
Cross-cutting requires the use of the miter gage to
position and guide the work. Place the work against the
miter gage and advance both the gage and work toward
the saw blade, as shown in Fig. 120. The miter gage
may be used in either table slot. When bevel cutting
(blade tilted), use the table groove that does not cause
interference of your hand or miter gage with the saw
blade guard.
Start the cut slowly and hold the work firmly against the
miter gage and the table. One of the rules in running a
saw is that you never hang onto or touch a free piece of
work. Hold the supported piece, not the free piece that
is cut off. The feed in cross-cutting continues until the
work is cut in two, and the miter gage and work are
pulled back to the starting point. Before pulling the work
back, it is good practice to give the work a little
sideways shift to move the work slightly away from the
saw blade. Never pick up any short length of free work
from the table while the saw is running. Never touch a
cut-off piece unless it is at least a foot long.
Fig. 120
For added safety and convenience the miter gage can
be fitted with an auxiliary wood-facing (C), as shown in
Fig. 121, that should be at least 1 inch higher than the
maximum deth of cut, and should extend out 12 inches
or more to one side or the other depending on which
miter gage slot is being used. This auxiliary wood-facing
(C) can be fastened to the front of the miter gage by
using two wood screws (A) through the holes provided
in the miter gage body and into the wood-facing.
A
A
C
Fig. 121
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WARNING: NEVER USE THE BIESEMEYER
F E N C E S Y S T E M A S A C U T- O F F G A G E W H E N
CROSS-CUTTING WITHOUT USING (B) FIG. 121A.
When cross-cutting a number of pieces to the same
length, a block of wood (B) can be clamped to the fence
and used as a cut-off gage as shown in Fig. 121A. It is
important that this block of wood always be positioned
in front of the saw blade as shown. Once the cut-off
length is determined, secure the fence and use the miter
gage to feed the work into the cut.
This block allows the cut-off piece to move freely along
the table surface without binding between the fence and
the saw blade, thereby eliminating the possibility of
kickback and injury to the operator.
Fig. 121A
IMPORTANT: When using the block (B) Fig. 121A, as a cutoff gage, it is very important that the rear end of the block be
positioned so the work piece is clear of the block before it
enters the blade.
FOR UNIFENCE SYSTEMS ONLY
THE UNIFENCE CAN BE USED AS A CUT-OFF GAGE
The fence can be used as a cut-off gage when cross
cutting a number of pieces to the same length.
IMPORTANT: WHEN USING THE FENCE AS A CUTOFF GAGE, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE REAR
END OF THE FENCE BE POSITIONED IN FRONT OF
THE SAW BLADE.
When using the fence as a cut-off gage, simply position
the fence (A) to the front (Fig. 122), or purchase the
accessory 12″ long fence (B), Fig. 123. Fig. 124
illustrates a typical operation using the accessory 12″
long fence (B) as a cut-off gage.
A
Fig. 122
B
B
Fig. 123
Fig. 124
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RIPPING WITH THE UNIFENCE
Ripping is cutting lengthwise through a board, (Fig. 125). The rip fence (A) is used to position and
guide the work. One edge of the work rides against the rip fence while the flat side of the board
rests on the table. Since the work is pushed along the fence, it must have a straight edge and
make solid contact with the table. The saw blade guard must be used. On Delta saws, the guard
has anti-kickback fingers to prevent kickback and a splitter to prevent the wood kerf from closing
and binding the blade.
1. Never stand in the line of the saw cut when ripping.
Hold the work with both hands and push it along the
fence and into the saw blade (Fig. 125). The work can
then be fed through the saw blade with one or two
hands. After the work is beyond the saw blade and antikickback fingers, the hand is removed from the work.
When this is done the work will either stay on the table,
tilt up slightly and be caught by the end of the rear
guard, or slide off the table to the floor. Alternately, the
feed can continue to the end of the table, after which the
work is lifted and brought along the outside edge of the
fence. The cut-off stock remains on the table and is not
touched until the saw blade has stopped, unless it is a
large piece allowing safe removal. When ripping boards
longer than three feet, use a work support at the rear of
the saw to keep the workpiece from falling off the saw
table.
2. If the ripped work is less than 4 inches wide, a push
stick should always be used to complete the feed, as
shown in Fig. 126. The push stick can easily be made
from scrap material as explained in the section
“CONSTRUCTING A PUSH STICK.”
3. Ripping narrow pieces can be dangerous if not done
carefully. Narrow pieces usually cannot be cut with the
guard in position. If the workpiece is short enough, use a
pushboard. When ripping material under 2 inches in
width, a flat pushboard is a valuable accessory since
ordinary type sticks may interfere with the blade guard.
When using a pushboard, the width of the pushboard
must be added to the width of the rip fence position
setting. A flat pushboard can be constructed as shown in
Fig. 126A and should be used as shown in Fig. 126B.
NOTE: Some special operations (when using the
moulding cutterhead) require the addition of an auxiliary
wood facing to the fence, as explained in the section
“USING AUXILIARY WOOD FACING ON THE
UNIFENCE” and use of a push stick.
A
Fig. 125
Fig. 126
Fig. 126A
Fig. 126B
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4. When ripping material with a veneer facing that
extends over the material, the fence (A) should be in the
horizontal position with the veneer (B) extending over
the lip of the fence, (Fig. 127).
5. When ripping material with a veneer facing and the
material is not thick enough for the veneer to extend
over the lip of the fence, or if the veneer facing (B) is on
both sides of the material, (Fig. 128), the fence can be
positioned slightly above the surface of the table. The
veneer can be placed between the fence and the table
or the veneer can straddle the fence with the material
solidly against the fence, as shown.
B
A
Fig. 127
RIPPING ON LEFT
SIDE OF SAW BLADE
B
In some cases, it may be desirable to use the fence on
the left side of the saw blade. This action is easily
accomplished by repositioning the fence (A) Figs. 129
and 130, fence clamp bar (B), and lock knobs (C) so that
the fence (A) will be attached to the right side of the
fence body, (Fig. 130). The complete fence assembly (D)
Fig. 130 can easily be moved to the left side of the saw
table.
Fig. 128
C
C
A
A
B
D
Fig. 130
Fig. 129
USING AUXILIARY WOOD
FACING ON RIP FENCE
Some special operations (when using the moulding
cutterhead) require the addition of a wood facing (A) Fig.
130A to one side of the rip fence. The wood facing is
attached to the fence with wood screws through holes
drilled in the fence. Stock that is 3/4 inch is suitable for
most work, although an occasional job may require oneinch facing.
A
Fig. 130A
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USING ACCESSORY
MOULDING CUTTERHEAD
Moulding is cutting a shape on the edge or face of the
work. Cutting mouldings with a moulding cutterhead in
the circular saw is a fast, safe and clean operation.The
many different knife shapes available make it possible for
the operator to produce almost any kind of mouldings,
such as various styles of corner moulds, picture frames,
table edges, etc.
Fig. 131
The moulding head consists of a cutterhead in which can
be mounted various shapes of steel knives, (Fig. 131).
Each of the three knives in a set is fitted into a groove in
the cutterhead and securely clamped with a screw. The
knife grooves should be kept free of sawdust which
would prevent the cutter from seating properly.
H
IMPORTANT: For certain cutting operations (dadoing
and moulding) where the workpiece is not cut
completely through, the blade guard and splitter
assembly cannot be used. Loosen screws (G) and (H)
Fig. 132. Lift up and swing blade guard and splitter
assembly (W) Fig. 133 to the rear of the saw and
retighten (H). CAUTION: Always return and fasten the
blade guard and splitter assembly to its proper
operating position for normal thru-sawing operations
as shown in Fig. 32 and 33.
G
Fig. 132
A moulding cutterhead (A) Fig. 134 is shown assembled
to the saw arbor. Also, the accessory moulding
cutterhead table insert (B) must be used in place of the
standard table insert.
H
W
Fig. 133
When using the moulding cutterhead, add wood-facing
(C) to the face of the rip fence (Fig. 135). The wood-facing
is attached to the fence with wood screws through holes
which must be drilled in the fence. Stock that is 3/4″ inch
thick is suitable for most work, although an occasional
job may require 1 inch facing.
Position the wood-facing over the cutterhead with the
cutterhead below the surface of the table. Turn the saw
on and raise the cutterhead. The cutterhead will cut its
own groove in the wood-facing. Fig. 135 shows a typical
moulding operation. See accessories for molding
cutterhead set. NEVER USE MOULDING CUTTERHEAD
IN A BEVEL POSITION.
Fig. 134
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IMPORTANT: NEVER RUN THE STOCK BETWEEN
THE FENCE AND THE MOULDING CUTTERHEAD.
IRREGULAR SHAPED WOOD WILL CAUSE
KICKBACK.
C
IMPORTANT: Special attention should be given the
grain direction. Make all cuts in the same direction
as the grain whenever possible.
WARNING: ALWAYS INSTALL BLADE GUARD
AFTER OPERATION IS COMPLETE.
Fig. 135
USING ACCESSORY DADO HEAD
IMPORTANT: THE BLADE GUARD AND SPLITTER ASSEMBLY CANNOT BE USED WHEN DADOING
OR MOULDING. IT MUST BE REMOVED OR SWUNG TO THE REAR OF THE SAW AS DESCRIBED IN
“USING ACCESSORY MOULDING CUTTERHEAD” SECTION.
1. Dadoing is cutting a rabbet or wide groove into the
work. Most dado head sets are made up of two outside
saws and four or five inside cutters, (Fig. 136). Various
combinations of saws and cutters are used to cut
grooves from 1/8″ to 13/16″ for use in shelving, making
joints, tenoning, grooving, etc. The cutters are heavily
swaged and must be arranged so that this heavy portion
falls in the gullets of the outside saws, as shown in Fig.
137. The saw and cutter overlap is shown in Fig. 138, (A)
being the outside saw, (B) an inside cutter, and (C) a
paper washer or washers, used as needed to control the
exact width of groove. A 1/4″ groove is cut by using the
two outside saws. The teeth of the saws should be
Fig. 136
positioned so that the raker on one saw is beside the
cutting teeth on the other saw.
2. Attach the dado head set (D) Fig. 139, to the saw
arbor. IMPORTANT: The blade guard and splitter
assembly cannot be used when dadoing and must be
removed or swung to the rear of the saw as explained
previously in this manual. Auxiliary jigs, fixtures, push
B
A
sticks, and feather boards should also be used. Also, the
accessory dado head table insert (E) Fig. 139, must be
C
used in place of the standard table insert.
3. Fig. 140 shows a typical dado operation using the
miter gage as a guide.
WARNING: NEVER USE THE DADO HEAD IN A
BEVEL POSITION.
Fig. 137
Fig. 138
WARNING: ALWAYS INSTALL BLADE GUARD
AFTER OPERATION IS COMPLETED.
Fig. 139
Fig. 140
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CONSTRUCTING A FEATHERBOARD
Fig. 141, illustrates dimensions for making a typical featherboard. The material which the featherboard is constructed
of, should be a straight piece of wood that is free of knots and cracks. Featherboards are used to keep the work in
contact with the fence and table, as shown in Fig. 141A, and help prevent kickbacks. Clamp the featherboards to the
fence and table so that the leading edge of the featherboards will support the workpiece until the cut is completed. An
8″ high flat board can be clamped to the rip fence and the featherboard can be clamped to the 8″ high board. Use
featherboards for all non “thru-sawing” operations where the guard and splitter assembly must be removed. Always
replace the guard and splitter assembly when the non thru-sawing operation is completed.
Fig. 141
Further information on the safe and proper
operation of table saws is available in the Delta
“Getting the Most Out of Your Table Saw” HowTo Book, Catalog No. 11-400. Additional
Information on table saw safety is also available
by writing to:
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
1121 SPRING LAKE DRIVE
ITASCA, IL 60143-3201
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Fig. 141A
BIESEMEYER T-SQUARE FENCE SYSTEM
FENCE OPERATION
IMPORTANT: Before operating fence, make sure the fence is adjusted parallel to
the miter gage slot, as explained later in this manual.
A
E
A
Fig. 142
Fig. 143
1. To move the fence along the guide rail, simply lift up
clamp lever (A) as shown in Fig. 142, slide fence to
desired position on rail, and push down on clamp lever
(A) as shown in Fig. 143. NOTE: A magnet (E) Fig. 143,
is provided to hold clamp handle (A) Figs. 142 and 143,
in the up position when moving the fence.
D
2. The distance the fence is positioned away from the
blade is indicated by the witness line (B) Fig. 144,
located on the cursor (C). To adjust the cursor (C), make
a test cut with the fence locked in position. Measure the
width of the finished cut and adjust the cursor (C) by
loosening the two screws (D), adjusting the cursor (C)
until the witness line (B) is aligned with the same marking
on the scale as the finished cut. Tighten the two screws
(D).
C
B
Fig. 144
ADJUSTING FENCE PARALLEL TO MITER GAGE SLOTS
Adjust the fence (A) Fig. 145 so that it is parallel to the
miter gage slots (B). To check and adjust, move fence (A)
until the bottom edge of the fence is in line with the edge
of one of the miter gage slots, and push down on the
fence clamping lever (C). Check to see if the fence (A) is
parallel to the miter gage slot the entire length of the
table. If an adjustment must be made, lift up fence
locking lever (C) and raise fence up off the guide tube,
(Fig. 146). Tighten or loosen one of the two adjusting
screws (D) or (E) Fig. 146, using a 3/16″ allen wrench (F),
not supplied. Replace the fence on the guide tube and
check again to see if the edge of the fence is parallel
with the miter gage slot along the entire length of the
slot. Repeat this adjustment until the fence is parallel
with the miter gage slot. IMPORTANT: VERY LITTLE
MOVEMENT OF SCREWS (D) AND (E) IS
NECESSARY TO ADJUST THE FENCE PARALLEL
WITH THE MITER GAGE SLOT.
A
B
C
Fig. 145
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E
D
F
Fig. 146
ADJUSTING CLAMPING ACTION OF FENCE
LOCKING HANDLE
When the fence locking handle (A) is pushed to the down position, (Fig. 147), the fence assembly (B) should be
completely clamped to the guide tube (C). If the fence assembly (B) is not completely clamped to the guide tube (C)
when the handle (A) is pushed down, as shown in Fig. 147, lift up handle (A) and raise fence assembly (B) up off the
guide tube (C). Slightly tighten the two adjusting screws (D) and (E) Fig. 148, using the 3/16″ allen wrench (F) not
supplied. Adjusting screws (D) and (E) Fig. 148, should be tightened an equal amount. Replace fence onto the
guide tube and re-check to see if the fence assembly (B) Fig. 147 is completely tightened to the guide tube (C) with the
locking handle (A) pushed down. Adjust further if necessary. IMPORTANT: AFTER ADJUSTING THE CLAMPING
ACTION OF THE FENCE LOCKING HANDLE, CHECK TO SEE IF THE FENCE IS PARALLEL TO THE MITER
GAGE SLOT AND ADJUST IF NECESSARY.
E
D
B
A
F
C
Fig. 147
Fig. 148
LUBRICATION
1. Apply household floor paste wax to fence and guide
tube sliding surfaces weekly. Also, saw table and
extension table surface should be waxed often.
A
2. Apply grease to cam lock (A) Fig. 149, and cam foot
(B) occasionally to prevent wear.
B
Fig. 149
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CONSTRUCTING A PUSH STICK
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Fig. 150
1/2″ SQUARES
CUT OFF HERE TO
PUSH 1/2″ WOOD
CUT OFF HERE TO
PUSH 1/4″ WOOD
NOTCH TO HELP
PREVENT HAND
FROM SLIPPING
MAKE FROM 1/2″ OR 3/4″
WOOD OR THICKNESS
LESS THAN WIDTH OF
MAT’L. TO BE CUT
PUSH STICK
When ripping work less than 4 inches wide, a push stick should be used to complete the feed and could easily be
made from scrap material by following the pattern shown in Fig.150.
BLADE GUARD ACCESSORIES
Deluxe Uniguard® Blade Guard
The Delta Model 34-976 Uniguard Blade Guard with
Splitter and Anti-kickback Fingers Fig. 151, is an
accessory that can be used in place of the standard
blade guard that is supplied with the Contractor’s Saw.
The Delta Model 34-976 Uniguard Blade Guard can be
mounted to the Contractor’s Saw with a UniRip or
Unifence, fence systems.
78-953 Uniguard Strap Kit. Kit replaces the rear angle
rail of Biesemeyer 30" and 50" Commercial Fence
Systems and Home Shop Fence Systems up to 52" for
mounting the No. 34-976 Delta Uniguard Blade Guard.
Mounting hardware included.
Fig. 151
Biesemeyer® T-Square® Table
Saw Blade Guard System
The Biesemeyer Model 78-960 T-Square Table Saw
Blade Guard System Fig. 152, is an accessory that can
be used in place of the standard blade guard that is
supplied with the Contractor’s Saw.
Catalog Listing Blesemeyer T-Square Blade Guard
Systems
78-960 10" System for Home Shop 52" and Commercial
50" Fence Systems. With T-arm assembly, blade guard,
splitter, installation bracket, mounting hardware and
instruction manual.
78-955 10" System for Home Shop 28", 40" and
Commercial 26", 30" and 38" Fence Systems. Same as
78-960 except for fence systems 40" and under.
Fig. 152
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ACCESSORIES
A complete line of accessories is available from your Delta Supplier, Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Centers,
and Delta Authorized Service Stations. Please visit our Web Site www.deltamachinery.com for a catalog or
for the name of your nearest supplier.
WARNING: Since accessories other than those offered by Delta have not been tested
with this product, use of such accessories could be hazardous. For safest operation, only
Delta recommended accessories should be used with this product.
MODEL
DESCRIPTION
34-976
Deluxe Uniguard Blade Guard
78-960
Biesemeyer T-Square Table Saw Blade Guard System
PARTS, SERVICE OR WARRANTY ASSISTANCE
All Delta Machines and accessories are manufactured to high quality standards and are serviced by a network
of Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Centers and Delta Authorized Service Stations. To obtain additional
information regarding your Delta quality product or to obtain parts, service, warranty assistance, or the location
of the nearest service outlet, please call 1-800-223-7278 (In Canada call 1-800-463-3582).
Two Year Limited Warranty
Delta will repair or replace, at its expense and at its option, any Delta machine, machine part, or machine accessory which
in normal use has proven to be defective in workmanship or material, provided that the customer returns the product
prepaid to a Delta factory service center or authorized service station with proof of purchase of the product within two
years and provides Delta with reasonable opportunity to verify the alleged defect by inspection. Delta may require that
electric motors be returned prepaid to a motor manufacturer’s authorized station for inspection and repair or replacement.
Delta will not be responsible for any asserted defect which has resulted from normal wear, misuse, abuse or repair or
alteration made or specifically authorized by anyone other than an authorized Delta service facility or representative. Under
no circumstances will Delta be liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from defective products. This
warranty is Delta’s sole warranty and sets forth the customer’s exclusive remedy, with respect to defective products; all
other warranties, express or implied, whether of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or otherwise, are expressly
disclaimed by Delta.
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PORTER-CABLE • DELTA SERVICE CENTERS
(CENTROS DE SERVICIO DE PORTER-CABLE • DELTA)
Parts and Repair Service for Porter-Cable • Delta Machinery are Available at These Locations
(Obtenga Refaccion de Partes o Servicio para su Herramienta en los Siguientes Centros de Porter-Cable • Delta)
ARIZONA
Tempe 85282 (Phoenix)
2400 West Southern Avenue
Suite 105
Phone: (602) 437-1200
Fax: (602) 437-2200
CALIFORNIA
Ontario 91761 (Los Angeles)
3949A East Guasti Road
Phone: (909) 390-5555
Fax: (909) 390-5554
San Leandro 94577 (Oakland)
3039 Teagarden Street
Phone: (510) 357-9762
Fax: (510) 357-7939
COLORADO
Arvada 80003 (Denver)
8175 Sheridan Blvd., Unit S
Phone: (303) 487-1809
Fax: (303) 487-1868
FLORIDA
Davie 33314 (Miami)
4343 South State Rd. 7 (441)
Unit #107
Phone: (954) 321-6635
Fax: (954) 321-6638
Tampa 33609
4538 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Phone: (813) 877-9585
Fax: (813) 289-7948
GEORGIA
Forest Park 30297 (Atlanta)
5442 Frontage Road,
Suite 112
Phone: (404) 608-0006
Fax: (404) 608-1123
ILLINOIS
Addison 60101 (Chicago)
400 South Rohlwing Rd.
Phone: (630) 424-8805
Fax: (630) 424-8895
Woodridge 60517 (Chicago)
2033 West 75th Street
Phone: (630) 910-9200
Fax: (630) 910-0360
MARYLAND
Elkridge 21075 (Baltimore)
7397-102 Washington Blvd.
Phone: (410) 799-9394
Fax: (410) 799-9398
MASSACHUSETTS
Braintree 02185 (Boston)
719 Granite Street
Phone: (781) 848-9810
Fax: (781) 848-6759
Franklin 02038 (Boston)
Franklin Industrial Park
101E Constitution Blvd.
Phone: (508) 520-8802
Fax: (508) 528-8089
MICHIGAN
Madison Heights 48071 (Detroit)
30475 Stephenson Highway
Phone: (248) 597-5000
Fax: (248) 597-5004
MINNESOTA
Minneapolis 55429
5522 Lakeland Avenue North
Phone: (763) 561-9080
Fax: (763) 561-0653
Cleveland 44125
8001 Sweet Valley Drive
Unit #19
Phone: (216) 447-9030
Fax: (216) 447-3097
MISSOURI
North Kansas City 64116
1141 Swift Avenue
P.O. Box 12393
Phone: (816) 221-2070
Fax: (816) 221-2897
OREGON
Portland 97230
4916 NE 122 nd Ave.
Phone: (503) 252-0107
Fax: (503) 252-2123
St. Louis 63119
7574 Watson Road
Phone: (314) 968-8950
Fax: (314) 968-2790
PENNSYLVANIA
Willow Grove 19090
520 North York Road
Phone: (215) 658-1430
Fax: (215) 658-1433
NEW YORK
Flushing 11365-1595 (N.Y.C.)
175-25 Horace Harding Expwy.
Phone: (718) 225-2040
Fax: (718) 423-9619
NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte 28270
9129 Monroe Road, Suite 115
Phone: (704) 841-1176
Fax: (704) 708-4625
OHIO
Columbus 43214
4560 Indianola Avenue
Phone: (614) 263-0929
Fax: (614) 263-1238
TEXAS
Carrollton 75006 (Dallas)
1300 Interstate 35 N, Suite 112
Phone: (972) 446-2996
Fax: (972) 446-8157
Houston 77055
West 10 Business Center
1008 Wirt Road, Suite 120
Phone: (713) 682-0334
Fax: (713) 682-4867
WASHINGTON
Auburn 98001(Seattle)
3320 West Valley HWY, North
Building D, Suite 111
Phone: (253) 333-8353
Fax: (253) 333-9613
Authorized Service Stations are located in many large cities. Telephone 800-438-2486 or 731-541-6042 for assistance locating one.
Parts and accessories for Porter-Cable ·Delta products should be obtained by contacting any Porter-Cable·Delta Distributor, Authorized
Service Center, or Porter-Cable·Delta Factory Service Center. If you do not have access to any of these, call 800-223-7278 and you will
be directed to the nearest Porter-Cable·Delta Factory Service Center. Las Estaciones de Servicio Autorizadas están ubicadas en muchas
grandes ciudades. Llame al 800-438-2486 ó al 731-541-6042 para obtener asistencia a fin de localizar una. Las piezas y los accesorios
para los productos Porter-Cable·Delta deben obtenerse poniéndose en contacto con cualquier distribuidor Porter-Cable·Delta, Centro
de Servicio Autorizado o Centro de Servicio de Fábrica Porter-Cable·Delta. Si no tiene acceso a ninguna de estas opciones, llame al
800-223-7278 y le dirigirán al Centro de Servicio de Fábrica Porter-Cable·Delta más cercano.
CANADIAN PORTER-CABLE • DELTA SERVICE CENTERS
ALBERTA
Bay 6, 2520-23rd St. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 8L2
Phone: (403) 735-6166
Fax: (403) 735-6144
BRITISH COLUMBIA
8520 Baxter Place
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 4T8
Phone: (604) 420-0102
Fax: (604) 420-3522
MANITOBA
1699 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3H 0H2
Phone: (204) 633-9259
Fax: (204) 632-1976
ONTARIO
505 Southgate Drive
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 6M7
Phone: (519) 836-2840
Fax: (519) 767-4131
QUÉBEC
1515 ave.
St-Jean Baptiste,
Québec, Québec
G2E 5E2
Phone: (418) 877-7112
Fax: (418) 877-7123
1447, Begin
St-Laurent, (Montréal),
Québec
H4R 1V8
Phone: (514) 336-8772
Fax: (514) 336-3505
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INNOVATION THAT WORKS®, JETSTREAM®, LASERLOC®, OMNIJIG®, POCKET CUTTER®, PORTA-BAND®, PORTA-PLANE®, PORTERCABLE®, QUICKSAND®, SANDTRAP®, SAW BOSS®, SPEED-BLOC®, SPEEDMATIC®, SPEEDTRONIC®, STAIR-EASE®, THE PROFESSIONAL
EDGE®, THE PROFESSIONAL SELECT®, TIGER CUB®, TIGER SAW®, TORQBUSTER®, WHISPER SERIES®, DURATRONIC™, FLEX™,
FRAME SAW™, MICRO-SET™, MORTEN™, NETWORK™, RIPTIDE™, TRU-MATCH™, WOODWORKER’S CHOICE™, THE AMERICAN
WOOD SHOP™ (design) , AUTO-SET™, B.O.S.S.™, BUILDER’S SAW™, CONTRACTOR’S SAW™, DELTA™, DELTACRAFT™,
HOMECRAFT™, JET-LOCK™, KICKSTAND™, THE LUMBER COMPANY™ (design). MICRO-SET™, Q3™, QUICKSET II™, QUICKSET
PLUS™, SAFEGUARD II™, SANDING CENTER™, SIDEKICK™, UNIFENCE™, UNIGUARD™, UNIRIP™, UNISAW™, VERSA-FEEDER™ ,
THIN-LINE™, TPS™, Emc²™.
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