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onesojourner

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01-06-2016 05:36 PM

I found this beauty on CL a few weeks ago. I plan to add a riser block since I process a lot of firewood for small projects. This saw was completely restored before I bought it.

-- http://icftfsystemshome.blogspot.com/


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#1 posted 01-06-2016 05:39 PM

That looks fantastic. Kudos to the restorer, and nice score.

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 05:50 PM

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 06:34 PM

I agree, who ever did the restore did a great job. That baby looks brand new.

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#4 posted 01-06-2016 06:42 PM

That is one sweet saw…congrats, really nice!

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#5 posted 01-06-2016 06:46 PM

GEEZ—All the fun has been had. Since it has been rebuilt what is left to do with it?

Nice one. I have wanted a 1948 14” bs to match the year of my Uni.

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onesojourner

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#6 posted 01-06-2016 06:51 PM



GEEZ—All the fun has been had. Since it has been rebuilt what is left to do with it?

Nice one. I have wanted a 1948 14” bs to match the year of my Uni.

- SirIrb

I guess I will have to spend that time cleaning up the jointer or the planer I guess…

-- http://icftfsystemshome.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 01-06-2016 07:11 PM


GEEZ—All the fun has been had. Since it has been rebuilt what is left to do with it?
- SirIrb

Yeah, half the fun is doing the restore :)
Nice saw… it’s a 28-207 that looks like it’s been brought back to 99% original… only addition is that light switch, and it appears to be missing the rubber grommets in the frame holes. The originals had a pull rod coming off the motor, and those grommets were for running the retirement light wiring.

That photo is a stock one from the 1950 catalog that pictures the older Delta badge and metal wheel cover knobs (they frequently just used older photos in newer catalogs), but you can see the switch rod on the motor.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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onesojourner

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#8 posted 01-06-2016 07:17 PM


GEEZ—All the fun has been had. Since it has been rebuilt what is left to do with it?

Nice one. I have wanted a 1948 14” bs to match the year of my Uni.
- SirIrb

Yeah, half the fun is doing the restore :)
Nice saw… it s a 28-207 that looks like it s been brought back to 99% original… only addition is that light switch, and it appears to be missing the rubber grommets in the frame holes. The originals had a pull rod coming off the motor, and those grommets were for running the retirement light wiring.

That photo is a stock one from the 1950 catalog that pictures the older Delta badge and metal wheel cover knobs (they frequently just used older photos in newer catalogs), but you can see the switch rod on the motor.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I have been meaning to look and see how the original had the switch. I am not sure I will go back to that. I wish this had the retirement light, but I am not spending the $200 that those go for on ebay. Does anyone know of a reasonable alternative?

-- http://icftfsystemshome.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 01-06-2016 07:26 PM

I wish this had the retirement light, but I am not spending the $200 that those go for on ebay. Does anyone know of a reasonable alternative?
- onesojourner

Several threads over at OWWM about fabricating them… here is a pretty good one:
Anybody for a cheap retirement light?

There are also a few discussions about making the motor switch rod/bracket over there if you decide to venture into that.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#10 posted 01-07-2016 05:10 AM

That is a beauty!

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#11 posted 01-07-2016 05:20 AM

2 questions, why do they call it a retirement light? The other is what did you pay for that beauty?

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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onesojourner

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#12 posted 01-07-2016 12:47 PM


2 questions, why do they call it a retirement light? The other is what did you pay for that beauty?

- conifur

I call it that because everyone else does. I have heard 2 reasons stated. One is, if you have one and sell it you can retire. The other is when you retire you can’t see well enough without it.

$250 and about $35 in gas.

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#13 posted 01-07-2016 02:41 PM

Wait, what? 2-fiddy??? Oh hells yeah, THAT will get you a big ol’ YOU SUCK !

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#14 posted 01-07-2016 03:12 PM

$250 is a bargain. The seller could have gotten much more than that.

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#15 posted 01-07-2016 03:50 PM

$250!? Did you show up armed?

Congratulations on a great deal.

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