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Forum topic by stico posted 09-16-2013 06:56 AM 994 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2013 06:56 AM

I have a Delta cat #34-670, and the motor serial # 1313314. The motor needs to be replaced and while I’d rather spend $200 towards a new saw for now it looks like replacing the motor is my best option. What is the easiest way to get access to all the bolts? From what I’ve seen the only solution is to take the cast iron top off the saw. Is there an easier way?



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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 11:26 AM

I have no experience with that particular model, but looking at the parts diagram, that would seem to be the best choice. Remember when you lift up the top, everything will be connected to it (trunnions/motor) so it will be heavy. I have to say, I’ve seen several Delta 34-444 saws listed for about $200, and you might be better off putting the money toward one of them. That would give you a saw with an induction motor, and much more power and a lot less noise.

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 12:46 PM

I would have to agree with Fred, you can get a decent used tablesaw with an induction motor (no brushes or gears to worry about) for about what you’ll spend replacing the motor on your current saw. While I have no experience with that particular model, I have worked on many smaller jobsite tablesaws and if the saw doesn’t have to be portable, getting something a little heavier duty. If you must replace the motor I’ve found it easiest to flip the saw upside down to get to it. I could look for a used one for you if you’re not too far away.

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 05:56 PM

If you can remove the motor, you can try to match it up at a Grainger site. They have motors for just about every possible use.

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Shawn Masterson

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 09:46 PM

I have that saw. I use it as a jobsite saw. It is a good saw, but has no resale value. I couldn’t sell it for $100. I tried to sell mine when I got my PM66. IMHO you are throwing money away to replace the motor in that saw.

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 10:07 PM

fwiw I needed a motor for an old craftsman TS and put a “looking for” add up on Craigslist in the tool section. Week or so later I had an almost new 1 hp GE motor for $45.00. Try it, you might like it :o)

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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