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Forum topic by trouthunter posted 10-16-2009 09:54 PM 5427 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2009 09:54 PM

Howdy folks,

I’m new here and I’m looking for some suggestions. I have an older Delta Model 10 Contractor’s Saw that my dad gave me. He built several houses using this thing and it ain’t pretty. The motor is newer but not brand new and there’s some rust here and there. The saw itself is in pretty good shape, the rolling stand and table extensions are where the damage is. I’ve had the saw myself for about 8 or 9 years. I’ve never fired it up since I don’t have a 220 volt outlet to plug it into. I’ve moved this thing twice now and it’s sitting in my very small single car garage taking up about 20% of the floor space.

I also have a DeWalt 10” job-site table saw with a rolling stand that works great for the projects I’ve done recently. This saw will work great for all the projects that I currently have planned but if I decide to go bigger the Delta would be nice to have working.

I’m thinking of selling the Delta. Or not. I can’t decide.

If I keep the Delta I’ll most likely store it until I have more room or figure out how to incorporate it into my very tiny garage. I would have to disassemble the saw and store it some place besides the garage in the mean time. The restoration plan would be to build some sort of base and router table extension for it along with replacing the stock fence. This project would stretch the very limits of my skills, to say the least. Cool!

So, what I need to decide is whether this saw is worth keeping around. Quality tools from Dad are always great to work with and I’d hate to sell it for the little bit of money I could get for it then turn around in a couple of years and spend 6 or 7 times as much on a new saw.

Anyone have any input or advice? Are there parts and accessories readily available for this saw?


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#1 posted 10-16-2009 11:16 PM

Hi Erich – Not sure if Dad is still with you, but he won’t always be. IMHO, the money the saw would fetch isn’t worth losing the saw over….you’ll have plenty of chances for more money, but not for that saw. If that’s a full size contractor saw, it has potential to be the better saw of the two you have….clean it up, get it aligned well, put a decent blade on it, and maybe even a new fence.

Just my 2 cents…

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 01:17 AM

Thanks for the advice. I think the reason I’ve been putting off posting this thing on craigslist is that I really don’t want to get rid of it. I’m going to take it apart, clean it up and store it under my basement stairs until I have the time to build a proper base and extensions. While my dad and I have never been all that close I do owe him for giving me an appreciation for well built, well engineered projects of all sizes. He’s still around but won’t always be and it would be nice to have the saw around when he’s gone. I just wish it wasn’t in my way at the moment. ;-)


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