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  • Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

    My mitre saw is starting to wear out. I think the bearings need to be replaced as the blade has a slight wobble to it. When I line the blade up to my cut line, then make the cut, it's taking off an extra 16th past the line.
    Is there somewhere in edmonton I can take to get it fixed? (Not on warranty anymore)
    Is it worth it or should I spring for a new saw?

    Ryan

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    Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

    Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

    You don't give a model number so its hard to say if its worth repairing or not. In general, unless its an expensive saw the answer is just buy a new saw. Prices have come way down and you get a really nice saw for not alot of money.
    Mark
    www.masterfinishing.ca

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      Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

      Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

      If you haven't done already, I'd suggest check a few things:
      - is the nut really tight? I have had it come loose on my Delta CMS a couple of times
      - Is the blade flat or is it possible it's wrapped?

      You can find a service center in Edmonton by looking at the manual or calling Delta service center. I remember there were a few Dewalt/Delta service center around 99 st but don't remember the exact address.
      Remember, we are here to share, learn, and enjoy. Relax.

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        Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

        Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

        Thanks guys, I'll have to check on the model # but it is a cheap one. Sub- $200 mark when it was new about 4 or 5 years ago.

        The blade nut is tight with a fairly new freud blade on it. I doubt the blade is warped but I'll double check it.
        The electric brake is also worn out but I have been able to live with that.
        Sounds like it might just be time for a new saw. Especially if I'm looking at $80 an hourshop rate to diagnose and fix it anyway.

        Ryan

        GALLERY OF PROJECTS: http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/Boomr99#

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          Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

          Re: Repair for a Delta 10" compound miter saw?

          Alright, so I finally got around to calling the Delta repair center near me.
          $60 shop labour and at least $80 in parts.

          NOT worth the repair.

          I've got my eye on this Bosch saw for a replacement but I'm having trouble deciding if I want just another 10" or a 12". I'm quite sure I don't want a slider. I'll have a real nice crosscut sled on my new tablesaw when I get it so the miter saw will maybe not see as much use.? Not sure.
          Any advice?

          Bosch 4212L 12" dual bevel compound ms.


          Ryan

          GALLERY OF PROJECTS: http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/Boomr99#

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