I have a five-year-old DELTA Benchtop Saw. I'm in no position to spend
$$$ on an upgrade, so......
The top contains nary an ounce of iron (no magnet alive will stick to
it). It seems to be made of aluminum and some sort of hard plastic
(phenolic?). The slots would be T-shaped if it weren't for the fact
that all the corners are rounded -- no two to the same radius. The
mitre gauge rocks left-to-right in a fun little dance that mocks the
very thought of getting an accurate cut. Add to this the fact that the
slots vary in width from front to back as well as from slot to slot.
I'm thinking of gluing 60-grit sandpaper to opposing sides of hardwood
sticks and working them front-to-back in the slots, using ever-wider
sticks until the sides of the slots can be made uniform. At this point
I would forget the "T" and simply use hardwood sticks as runners (for
jigs) to be used in the slots.
Has anyone out there had a similar experience? Is this worth the
All suggestions 'twill be much-appreciated. (Nix the "get out of
woodworking" suggestion. What little I can do, I enjoy too much.....)
BTW: I've been lurking here for about a year. My thanks to the
powers-that-be on this particular wreck. It has been very informative.