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Forum topic by hiljac posted 11-15-2016 03:15 PM 584 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hiljac

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11-15-2016 03:15 PM

I know these are getting harder to find. We could really use one in our High School Shop, must fit a 14” Cat. No. 28-203 saw. Let me know what you need to have for it.

Thanks


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bobburk

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#1 posted 11-18-2016 03:33 PM

If your familiar with the OWWM site, there is a fella who has a riser kit complete for sale right now for $150 + shipping. Now if will fit your model I’m not 100% sure. Most everything is standard on the Delta’s except for the guide post which could be either round or hexagon.

Bob

-- Bob, Kingwood, TX

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langski93

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#2 posted 11-18-2016 10:39 PM

There was a guy selling kits on ebay fro about the same price. You could specify round or hexagon guidepost.

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#3 posted 11-19-2016 02:10 AM

I needed a riser block kit for my Delta a few years ago. Being cheap, I refused to pay the price that was being asked for sets. It took a while, but I finally found some of the components individually and made the rest. I found the block and the guide post on ebay for reasonable prices. I purchased the big bolt from a local supplier. I then made a longer right hand blade guard out of some sheet metal and made the left hand guard using 1/4” acrylic modeled after the existing one. I’ve been using it this way for several years without issues.

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#4 posted 11-19-2016 01:12 PM

Funny story, I recently bought a Powermatic 14 off of Craigslist. The day before I went to pick it up, I drove up to Woodcraft (begrudgingly) to buy a rolling stand since the seller did not have one.

When I got there, all but one of the Wood Craft guys turned their noses up at me for not buying a brand new Laguna instead, but one guy came over and said, “Hey man, do you want a riser block for that 14?”

I had no intention of putting a riser on it, but the guy said that they still had like thirty boxes of riser blocks sitting in the back from when they used to carry that saw.

Dude let me have one for the cash I had in my pocket (which was 16 bucks)... Then, the other Wood Craft guys spent the rest of the time I was there telling me that I was an idiot for wanting a riser block and that a PM with a 1.5 motor still wouldn’t work well with a riser (LOL)... I just rolled my eyes at them, took my essentially free block back home with me, put it under my workbench and smiled inwardly knowing that If I ever wanted to put it on, I could and I wouldn’t even have to go searching for one.

That said, I think the PM 14 riser MAY work on your Delta since the PM is essentially a clone anyway. So if you are near Delaware, pop into the woodcraft there and grab a riser block from them. :-)

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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