Originally Posted by Kevin Shaughnessy
...I'm under the impression that they both set up pretty much the same.
Not at all.
Go to YouTube and look at a few videos of deadlifters and then a few videos of lifters cleaning. You'll get a better idea of the difference.
Setting up for a deadlift:
1) Feet spaced apart as if you were about to perform a vertical jump
2) Barbell positioned over the middle of the foot.
3) Reach down, grab the barbell and put your chest up until your shins come in contact with bar
4) Pull by driving through the heels and back
Setting up for a clean, you want your hips lower, so your bar will start a little further out over the toes.