Antique Delta TS worth the time?

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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 540 days ago 480 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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So I saw this post on Craigslist and thought it was a pretty darn cool old table saw, but I don’t know if it would be worth my time to make it a usable TS. What do y’all think?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#1 posted 540 days ago

I wouldn’t think so. Not sure but I think this saw adjusted the table for tilting, raising and lowering instead of the blade. What a pain that is.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 540 days ago

That is a cool table saw. It’s a tilty top. Meaning the motor is fixed and the top pivots. Does it come with a motor? Is it currently running smoothly? How much time and effort would you want to put into it? These are things you need to ask yourself.

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Edit: I do think the price is a little high, at least for the Denver Market

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#3 posted 540 days ago

give them the price of scrap plus %10. It is cool, but not that rare really. It would need a lot of love to restore, and a lot of love to use on a regular basis. If you need a saw, no. If you love the idea of all the pain that goes along with working with that saw, or restoring it to be a satisfying show piece.. IMO yes.

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