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Power Tools #2: Rockwell Delta Table Saw Jointer Combo Restoration

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 260 days ago 1826 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a vintage Rockwell Delta Table Saw Jointer Combo, well, at least it was… the original jointer was sold and the owner kept the Magna jointer. So I re-assembled them anyway into the original configuration.

Table Saw

Jointer

Here are the after pictures

Table Saw

Jointer

Combo

Once I got it finished, it lasted exactly 3 days on Craigslist. Sold for $450.00

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.



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waho6o9

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#1 posted 260 days ago

Super clean restore Jerry, no wonder it moved quickly.

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stefang

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#2 posted 260 days ago

Another wonderful restoration of a good quality venerable machine Jerry. You sure have a talent for this. Do you know when it was built?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bluepine38

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#3 posted 260 days ago

Wonderful restoration. I have one of the newer ones with the tilting arbor, those tilting tables are just a
little to weird for me.

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

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Jerry

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#4 posted 260 days ago

Thanks wahoo and Stefang, it looks like it was built in the 1940’s – 50’s according to this site:

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=5855

Blupine38, yes that tilting table was weird. I used it a few times after I restored it, and it definitely was weird, as is my shopsmith with it’s tilting table.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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NormG

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#5 posted 259 days ago

Great job on the restore

-- Norman

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Jerry

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#6 posted 259 days ago

Thanks very much. Lot of work there…

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 258 days ago

Nice restore, I’ve always like the styling of those.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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cutmantom

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#8 posted 152 days ago

how did you deal with the riveted name plates, remove and re install or just mask off for painting

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Jerry

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#9 posted 152 days ago

RE cutmantom: how did you deal with the riveted name plates, remove and re install or just mask off for painting.

On the jointer, they would not come off easily, so I masked them off with painter’s masking tape, like the blue tape, and then used an Xacto knife to trim to the edge of the plate. On the table saw, I was able to pry the rivets out with stainless steel kitchen knife, and successively a screwdriver, and then when I re-installed them, I used a drop of super glue on the rivets.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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