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Forum topic by cabmaker posted 08-06-2015 01:42 AM 2183 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cabmaker

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08-06-2015 01:42 AM

Ok,,,,enough is enough ! Earlier today when i hit the switch on my table saw i just got a hum !

Cmon now, can’t these guys do better than that, I mean its only a 1971 model ! And i got lots of work to do !

Darned old delta 12-14, its hard enough to move around at 1005 lbs, not to mention all that steal that was wasted on the 48X38 inch cast iron top…geeez.

I guess it started going south on me when i put that new fangled biesmier fence on their in 1986. What a gimmick,,,,i mean i had to check alignment on the dang thing about ten years ago. Yeah it was out by 1/128 th. boy someone was asleep there !

While inspecting under the hood i saw that those jokers had fitted this saw with…..never heard of it….starts with a B.something motor.

Appears they were quite liberal with the belts as well…..who needs four belts. Guess one cheapy wouldn’t do it.

If only i had listened to all those recommendations about buying a chinese saw i would be cutting wood right now !!!

OH WAIT A MINUTE …it was just a fried pole on the breaker in the panel..Carry on

Enjoy the journey JB


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Handtooler

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 02:18 AM

Oh quit ya whining and get on with your fun. Suppose your Band saw, jointer, planner and 14” miter saw are all foreign products? or Maybe, just maybe Good ole USA vintage ) Pre big WAR) tools?

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 01:52 PM

A lot of the older plants get auctioned off for scrap iron prices. The whole plant might end up in a third world country to equip a plant for a second life.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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SirIrb

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 02:04 PM

4 BELTS That saw must have a beer gut.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 08-06-2015 03:51 PM

You forgot to mention whether or not that piece of machinery came with the replacement 5/8 arbor
so you could use those inexpensive 10” blades and the smaller dado sets? That 12” dado head makes
it sound like a serious machine. Wish I could afford to replace by 1948 Delta 10” cabinet saw with
one of those bigger monsters. Maybe when I retire I can afford to upgrade.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 08-06-2015 06:49 PM

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cabmaker

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#6 posted 06-04-2016 11:57 PM

Gus …sorry I never did respond to you…..No i do not have a 5/8 arbor for this saw.

I do have another delta with a 5/8 but its rarely needed

I do have a 12 dado stack for the one inch arbor.

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BurlyBob

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#7 posted 06-05-2016 01:55 AM

You want a little cheese with that whine? It’s on sale at the grocery store.

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AlaskaGuy

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#8 posted 06-05-2016 02:21 AM

I have the same POS saw but I put a good fence on mine.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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CyberDyneSystems

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#9 posted 06-05-2016 08:32 PM

Your new-fangled ‘71 model is quite the young-en’

I’m still toiling away wit a ‘42 unisaw in my basement… damn thing had the worst fence on it so I had to retrofit it with a Beismeier made in the 1980’s,. made the switch in 2009, so the old jetlock only lasted 67 years! :(

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 06-05-2016 09:36 PM

Just for the record when I bought mine (about 20 years ago) I called Delta (yes they had service back then) Delta told me my saw was made in the mid 40’s and they still had every part available except for the miter gauge.

I have a 10 inch dado with a 1’’ arbor hole. I got it from Jesada

How things have changed.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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mramseyISU

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#11 posted 06-06-2016 12:53 PM



Just for the record when I bought mine (about 20 years ago) I called Delta (yes they had service back then) Delta told me my saw was made in the mid 40 s and they still had every part available except for the miter gauge.

I have a 10 inch dado with a 1 arbor hole. I got it from Jesada

How things have changed.

- AlaskaGuy

Isn’t that crazy that there are still places that do that? I work for John Deere and you can still get parts from the factory for just about anything they ever built. It’s just crazy to think about.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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Bill White

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#12 posted 06-06-2016 02:18 PM

I guess that you guys want me to change the bearings in my 1952 King Seeley drill press. I HATE it when ya have to do repairs on that old junk. (See my tongue in my cheek?)
Bill

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MrRon

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#13 posted 06-06-2016 05:57 PM

My old junker Delta circa 1937 drill press is still going strong. Wish it would quit so I could get a modern Chinese DP.

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Dustin

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#14 posted 06-06-2016 06:13 PM

More evidence that nearly everything born in the USA 60-70 years ago works harder than me…

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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CyberDyneSystems

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#15 posted 06-07-2016 12:13 AM

Well, at least you have to change bearings every so often. My 1912 Champion Blower and Forge model 50-E (E for electric vs.. ?? Water power? Hand crank?) drill press has all open bearings, be they ball, bronze or steel on steel, that need to be oiled regularly. And yes, since I do that, it means the bearings (Including the ones at either end of the old Pre-GE “Leland” motor) are all original and running smooth.

Mind you, the 1930’s era Atlas 15” floor model sees a little more service than the leather belt driven Champion. :)

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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