Having finally gotten my new 36-L31X-BC50 Delta cabinet saw onto its
mobile base, I began the assembly process.
As many of you know, the X5 tablesaw has comes with "free accessories"
including (as listed on Delta's website):
3 HP Left Tilt Unisaw with Biesemeyer Fence (36-L31X-BC50)
-Universal Tableboard for 50² System (78-852)
-Carbide Toothed Blade (35-617)
-Cast Iron Wing (36-937)
The Biesemeyer extension table measures 44" in length. The distance
from the blade to the edge of the cast iron table top is 10". The cast
iron wing (on the right side) measures 10" wide. Assuming I mount the
right cast wing, the distance from the blade to the far edge of the
extension table is 64", certainly more than 50" or 52".
In photos on Delta's site, the extension table is shown with the right
cast iron wing, although the extension table seems shorter than 44". In
the Biesemeyer installation manual that came with the fence, some
photos show the extension table mounted WITH the right wing and some
show it WITHOUT it. There is no specific mention of whether the right
cast wing should be used or not.
Images show the tubular steel guide tube extending about 6" beyond the
far end of the extension table, but if I install the right cast wing,
it will be short of the end of the extension table.
Before I start assembling this incorrectly (probably can't do any harm
either way), can anyone relate their own experiences with this issue
An additional question relates to an apparent inability to bolt the
extension table to the cast iron top (or wing), since the extension
table frame is "open" on this side (i.e., frame is only on three sides,
not four) and there would be no place to place bolts (although there
are certainly threaded holes in the cast iron in this location).
Thanks in advance for your help.