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  • Delta SS350 problems

    i'm noticing a "clunking" sound happening more and more frequently with my
    delta ss350. its 3 years old and i'm wondering if anyone else has had this
    problem with them. thanks.

    graham

  • #2
    Take it apart before it gets worse. I took mine apart and put white lithium grease on all of the joints. The back arm is only stamped steel, no bearings. I also found that the set screw on the counter balance was loose. That is where my noise came from. The saw runs better than new now.
    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    • #3
      Mine doesn't clank so much as squeak. But only sometimes. I tried oiling it but it didn't seem to help.

      I'm not sure I trust myself enough to take it apart. May take it over to the Delta folks down the street after the holidays and have them look at it. It's still under warranty, thank goodness.
      Kelly
      "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rolf
        Take it apart before it gets worse. I took mine apart and put white lithium grease on all of the joints. The back arm is only stamped steel, no bearings. I also found that the set screw on the counter balance was loose. That is where my noise came from. The saw runs better than new now.
        i'm going to give that a try. i already replaced the rear link bar and
        the 2 screws thinking it was that but it still clunks. i'll let you know
        what i find, if anything.

        graham

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        • #5
          i took most of it apart except the motor and greased it all up, it still
          clunks.

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          • #6
            Are the blade clamps tight? I mean where the blade clamp assembly is fastened to the arm. I will look at my saw when I get home.
            Rolf
            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              according to the dewalt service center, the upper and lower arms are bad. i'm not overly impressed as this saw is only a little over 3 years old.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rolf
                Take it apart before it gets worse. I took mine apart and put white lithium grease on all of the joints. The back arm is only stamped steel, no bearings. I also found that the set screw on the counter balance was loose. That is where my noise came from. The saw runs better than new now.

                Had the same problem with mine on the clunking noise it was also the set screw loose on the counter balance on my SS350

                rms112462

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                • #9
                  it wasn't the set screw, i checked.

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                  • #10
                    since i just bought an excalibur ex-30 for $500 i'm not bothering to fix my delta at this time.

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                    • #11
                      I like that fix!!
                      Bill

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                      • #12
                        since it was going to cost me $150 to get my delta back running, really
                        the Excalibur only cost me $350 (CDN). someone pinch me.

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