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Forum topic by Kazooman posted 10-27-2015 09:36 PM 1605 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kazooman

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10-27-2015 09:36 PM

Once again I need a replacement part for a Delta machine and can’t seem to find it. I have a Delta 37-190 6” jointer. The quick release lock lever that adjusts the position of the fence failed. The internal gear split in two and separated from the shaft. From the parts diagrams in the manual it is part number 118 (1340166) “lock lever”. A Google search led me to the ereplacments site and, sure enough, this is now an obsolete part that is no longer available. I can adjust the fence with the shaft and a pair of pliers, but I would like to make the jointer whole again. This is not the first time I have had this happen with my Delta machines. I was a major customer, but once they decided to forget about product support I walked away and have never looked back.

Here’s a picture. I will have to spend a lot of time looking for a suitable replacement. I am certain that I can find something, but it is a pain in the butt to have to do so.


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#1 posted 10-27-2015 09:41 PM

If you know the diameter / thread, you might be able to find one that will work at Grizzly

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#2 posted 10-27-2015 10:10 PM

Thanks, I will have a look there. Right now the piece has been cleaned, and reassembled with some JB weld. Probably be stronger than the original.

The last issue I had was the height adjustment handle on a 12” portable planer. Completely unique to that machine, absolutely required for operation, and absolutely obsolete and no longer available. I managed to construct a handle that worked, but I am done with Delta tools. Last purchases here were SawStop, Dewalt, and Jet. No more Delta for me.

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#3 posted 10-27-2015 10:10 PM

Ereplacementparts.com

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#4 posted 10-27-2015 10:30 PM

Gotta love it. The Op says that he cannot get the part from ereplacements and someone posts their link not two posts later.

That lever is out there. Rockler has something like that related to their jig and fixture hardware but I’m not sure if the threads are long enough. Worth a look

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#5 posted 10-27-2015 10:37 PM

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#6 posted 10-27-2015 10:38 PM

Yep, I am certain that there is a part out there for another machine that will be perfect. I just need to find the right diameter and thread pitch. I can cut down a longer shaft, so at least one dimension is negotiable, but you are correct that most handles like that for jigs have much shorter shafts. This one is 1 1/2” long and 5/16” diameter. Can’t measure the threads right now since it is covered with blue tape and in a vise to hold things in place for the JB weld to set.

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#7 posted 10-27-2015 10:43 PM


Try here 1-3 week delivery:
http://www.toolpartspro.com/delta-parts/delta-jt360-parts/delta-1340166-lock-lever

- pjones46

Thanks. Unfortunately, if you drill down through their website parts list to try to place an order they show the part as discontinued. Amazingly, it seems to be just about the only part that is discontinued.

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#8 posted 10-27-2015 10:57 PM

I have ordered disc part fromthem but try
Renovo for possible re-supply availability at tech@renovoparts.com – DP00-2DD9

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#9 posted 10-27-2015 11:10 PM

Grainger or McMaster Carr can get you what you need. On another note, Delta is now just a name, the quality that was once associated with the name has been completely removed through mergers and acquisitions along with a plethora of people who just don’t care. Too many other once great names in tools have suffered the same fate. That is the primary reason I only buy old iron, it was produced by someone who gave a darn.

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#10 posted 10-27-2015 11:16 PM



Grainger or McMaster Carr can get you what you need. On another note, Delta is now just a name, the quality that was once associated with the name has been completely removed through mergers and acquisitions along with a plethora of people who just don t care. Too many other once great names in tools have suffered the same fate. That is the primary reason I only buy old iron, it was produced by someone who gave a darn.

- bigblockyeti

Out of curiosity, who do you use for your “old iron” parts. Just recently bought a 1938 lathe and have a couple parts I’d like to order, or made.

Paul.

Sorry OP, off subject.

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#11 posted 10-27-2015 11:25 PM

Yep, that’s me. The guy who doesn’t read the whole post.
Ebay? Have a steel one made?


Gotta love it. The Op says that he cannot get the part from ereplacements and someone posts their link not two posts later.

That lever is out there. Rockler has something like that related to their jig and fixture hardware but I m not sure if the threads are long enough. Worth a look

- WhoMe


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#12 posted 10-28-2015 12:24 AM

For future reference, that machine shares a lot of common parts with the Grizzly G0654

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#13 posted 10-28-2015 12:29 AM

I recently joined OWWM.com and there appears to always be someone how is offering something or looking for something old iron related. If I’m looking at a machine that I know is going to be difficult to find parts for I make sure everything is there and in working condition that I can’t make.

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#14 posted 10-28-2015 02:01 AM

Delta = planned obsolescence. I’ve had to MacGyver my Delta planer because it is obsolete at least in terms of parts. It has more JB Weld than OEM parts but it works!

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#15 posted 10-28-2015 04:37 AM

The story I got when I was looking for some parts for my 20 yr old lunch bucket planner is that when Delta was sold the shop drawings for all of the older tools were either not a part of the sale or were “lost.” However, as the manufacturing was moving offshore one can surmise which story would be true.

I ended up making my own part. it was the bar that holds one of the knives. Must have work, no shrapnel yet…

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