Delta 40-560 Blade Changer

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Forum topic by tamarack posted 10-08-2015 03:46 PM 507 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2015 03:46 PM

Another newbie to Lumberjocks so I don’t know if this will reach anyone or not. If so, I will appreciate any advise you can offer.
I have had a Delta 40-560 in storage since the late 90’s. Having entered my rather shaky golden years, I decided it was time to sell it. Got it out of storage and found the blade changer tool for the lower clamp is missing. Like a lot of Delta parts, discontinued. Does anyone have an alternative way to change the blade. Would be sad if the saw can no longer be used.
Thanks for your help.

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#1 posted 10-08-2015 05:47 PM

I had one of those saws, or a similar model, many years ago for a short while. If I recall, that blade changer tool holds the lower blade chuck in place while you tighten the clamp. It wouldn’t be too much of a job to fabricate something to do the job, but a potential buyer would need to be able to do that, and would expect a big discount on the price.

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#2 posted 10-08-2015 06:05 PM

That saw has what they call a “quickset blade changing wrench”, which appears to be nothing more than an allen wrench and a locking rod combined into one tool. On older Delta machines like the one I have, they are two separate tools. There is no reason you can’t change blades like on the older models without that quickset thing.

When I got my saw, it didn’t have either one of those (lock pin or allen wrench), so I just made my own. For the locking pin, I found a chop stick that was the appropriate diameter, cut it down and glued it into a block of hardwood. I then found the correct allen wrench out in my box-o-stuff and fabricated a T-handle for it out of some scrap wood.

They may not be the official Delta tools, but they work just as well :)


-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#3 posted 10-09-2015 06:55 PM

Thanks for the response. Brad, great suggestion. I knew there had to be a work around. Ones of these days I will stumble on the tool while sorting more of my “stuff”.

Thanks again -

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