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Buschywooder

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03-15-2017 09:58 PM

I am trying to “re-home” a dismantled Delta TS. There is no model tag on it, but part of it is stamped TSC-201 and 203. Was brought home from a consignment sale with grand ideas of rebuilding it, but enthusiasm has waned. I’m hoping someone with the interest to rebuild old machines would want it. I doubt much more than $50 was given for it, as it didn’t come with a motor, and was on a home built stand. It looks like all parts are there, and I have a fence for it too, just forgot to take a picture of that. I have more pictures if anyone is interested, I can either post more, or send them email.

Hope someone can make this useful again. It was probably a very substantial machine, as it is made from heavy parts. No plastic, that’s for sure!

-- Dana, Illinois


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 03-15-2017 10:22 PM

It appears to be an early 10” “Tilting Table Circular Saw” from around the 40’s… probably a catalog #34-305 or very similar.

It would be a really fun restoration project… unfortunately, you are a few states away from me :(
A typical hobby type woodworker will most likely be uninterested though – most don’t like tilting tables, and the micro-set fence on that machine is far from perfect. Someone who is into vintage machines and/or a collector would be all over it though.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: If you don’t get anyone interested here, ask over at the OWWM site – I bet it will be gone in less than a day :)

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

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Buschywooder

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#2 posted 03-16-2017 02:28 PM

Thanks, Brad. Unfortunately, when I go to FL, I fly. I do drive to Atlanta to visit a sister, though. If you’re interested in driving up to meet me?!? I did go to the OWWM site and registered, but it was taking a long time to be accepted, so I posted here and on CL instead. Will still plan on posting there, though.

-- Dana, Illinois

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#3 posted 03-16-2017 02:29 PM

By the way, I do have the fence, too. What a monster, weight wise!

-- Dana, Illinois

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#4 posted 03-16-2017 02:39 PM

I live in Atlanta and have a friend who may be interested. I have e-mailed him and am awaiting a reply. Will get back to you.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#5 posted 03-18-2017 03:24 PM

Thanks Planeman40.

-- Dana, Illinois

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#6 posted 03-18-2017 03:28 PM

By the way, Brad, do you have any experience with the OWWM site? I posted this machine, and was denied because I didn’t put a price on it. Now can’t find my original post. I PM’d the admin, a couple of days ago, but haven’t gotten any word back. Is it just me, or is it a difficult site to maneuver around in? Don’t see a HELP button.

-- Dana, Illinois

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 11:12 PM

To Buschywooder

I finally got in touch with my retired Lockheed engineer friend about taking the Delta saw above. He says he would love to have it! He loves refurbishing old iron. When he completes one it looks like it came from the factory yesterday. I often help him. We recently restored a 1953 Delta metal shaper that is now in like new condition. I don’t have a photo, but here is one off the Internet (ours looks a lot nicer!). I will P.M. you with contact info.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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Buschywooder

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#8 posted 04-03-2017 02:16 PM

Delivered the TS yesterday to Planeman, and he gave us a tour of his shop. I asked him to adopt me.! Not only to have access to all of his toys, but to be taught how to use them. He had stories to tell, and projects to show. Only downsize was that he felt under the weather. So, Rufus, I hope this Atlanta storm will take your “bad weather” away with it as it leaves the area. Don’t forget to send me a post when you and your friend have the TS back to rights. Pictures, too, of course. Thanks, Dana

-- Dana, Illinois

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