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Any help with how old this is I want to restore it, I have had it for 25 years, runs great

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back





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ClayandNancy

479 posts in 1616 days


#1 posted 466 days ago

I have the same saw, at least it looks just like that. I believe mine is in the 60 to 70 year old vintage. It was my Dad’s. Still works great. Check out Vintagemachinery.org, there’s a lot of good people and info on your saw, if you have any numbers on it will help.

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sgv

266 posts in 493 days


#2 posted 466 days ago

Clay thanks it still has the original metal plate with serial number
My ex`s grandfather it was in his basement i think it is the original motor
runs like a top I just want it to look good

Thanks again

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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Surfside

3040 posts in 774 days


#3 posted 466 days ago

Check this post about band saw restoration http://lumberjocks.com/topics/28476

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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sgv

266 posts in 493 days


#4 posted 466 days ago

Thanks surfside

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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sgv

266 posts in 493 days


#5 posted 466 days ago

Just took a look it looks just like the one I have there is hope, I have wheels bolted to the saw so it move around when you cut came that way what system do you have on yours, it looks like it is stable?

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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docholladay

1286 posts in 1660 days


#6 posted 466 days ago

You also can find lots of information on the http://www.deltaportercable.com/ServiceAndSupport/ServiceAndSupport.aspx. They even have operation and owners manuals for a lot of the older models like this. I have a similar one, but not quite as old. Mine is about 25-30 years old.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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joeysjunk

26 posts in 1417 days


#7 posted 466 days ago

I have the same saw…I called Delta and gave them the serial number and they told me the exact month it rolled off the line (October 1945!)

-- Joey

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jeffl

283 posts in 1911 days


#8 posted 466 days ago

I was given a similar saw. I sprayed all the bolts with PB Blaster every day for a week and worked them loose, new tires and guides , 6” riser kit , great saw!

-- Jeff,

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thelt

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#9 posted 466 days ago

I hope you don’t mind but I rotated you picture and now can look at it without straining my neck.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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BinghamtonEd

1199 posts in 970 days


#10 posted 465 days ago

What’s in the box on the rails?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 464 days ago

Try OWWM.com they is a good resoucre for restoring old tools.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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sgv

266 posts in 493 days


#12 posted 464 days ago

Thanks to every one. We have a giant sale at work and just pulled two twelve hour days and have to drive 1 1/4 hr each way.
The Box on the side of the saw is my version of a duct collector, It slides over the rails, has a small gap on the under neath side that when I attach the dust collector hose it pulls a good deal of air threw , I made some baffles on the inside to help with the flow, It is made out of a card board box ( it was a proto-type that worked so well I painted black and put it back on)
Thanks for all the great sites to look for part and turning the pic upright need to figure that one out

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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hunter71

1954 posts in 1787 days


#13 posted 463 days ago

Love the old tool restorations. Show it off when it is done.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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