Vintage Delta Milwaukee Combo Table Saw and Jointer Rebuild #1: Intro

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Blog entry by OregonWoodRat posted 141 days ago 1185 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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On February 15th I bought a 1945 or about that Delta Milwaukee Table saw and Jointer combo with a Delta 1hp motor on a stand off of Craigs list. After I got it home i needed some info about it and was looking on OWWM site and found a table saw and jointer that looked like what I had Link to saw
It turns out this was the exact saw I had bought down to the green paint on the table saw. It was still in the same garage that the picture was taken in. That was in Lebanon Oregon.

I thought it was neat that This person posted it on that site. So it is now in Canby Oregon and currently the table saw is totally taken apart and has been cleaned up. I have the main base parts painted. I still have the fence and trunons to paint.

I cleaned up the Jointer and will be painting that next. You can see the difference between the in feed table and the out feed table. The tables were not too rusted but were very dirty and there is a lot of paint splatters.

The manual I could find for this did not cover much. I did learn that the Wing nut looking knobs lock the tables.

The drive pulley was broken. I ordered one from Amazon and new blades, they arrived today.
The motor is a 1hp Delta Replusion-Induction and it is huge.

I hope to take more pictures on the Table saw tonight and post a part two.
Anyone that has more information about the exact model number for these two machines I would love to hear from you. As far as I know the jointer is a 37-207. The Table saw is a 1160.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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Bob Current

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#1 posted 141 days ago

Looks like a nice project, I’ll kook forward to chapter 2.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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#2 posted 140 days ago

With a tilting table instead of a tilting arbor, that saw will have to be treated gently, but will be great for
the usual straight cut. Hope you enjoy working with old equipment.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 140 days ago

This will be fun to watch. Love these machine rebuilds. Can’t wait to see it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Don W

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#4 posted 140 days ago

That’s gonna be sweet!!

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#5 posted 140 days ago

Bluepine38 – I do enjoy using old tools. Right now I have three new Ridgid power tools and 6 over 60yr tools. I have found there is not much difference in performance. I have a Ridgid Miter saw that is 4 years old and it has bad bearings. I have a Craftsman drill press and 6 inch jointer both have the original bearings and both work great. I think it is how well the tool was cared for and the beginning quality. I am not sure what happened to my miter saw since I tried to keep it clean.

I was hoping to post pictures of the Table saw today but It needed one more coat of paint. Maybe tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#6 posted 79 days ago

I have precisely the same table saw/jointer combo and also purchased it around February 2014. Even the stand is the same. My saw does not have the arm for the blade guard although the saw I just bought tonight does. I really like both this saw and jointer.

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