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Forum topic by scvwood27 posted 11-30-2013 09:36 PM 1290 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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scvwood27

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11-30-2013 09:36 PM

Just purchased a used Delta contractor saw and it was damaged while I transported it. It appears the motor mount bent and something else might have shifted because the blade it no longer at 90 degrees in the position where it was prior to transport. Any suggestions? Is there a thing as a home repair service? If so, How would I find somebody to repair it? Thx


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#1 posted 11-30-2013 09:40 PM

It may or may not be as bad as you think.

Posting a few pictures would allow people to offer informed opinions, as to a possible repair.

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#2 posted 11-30-2013 11:11 PM

It looks like the motor plate bent. As you can see in the pictures there is wrinkles and chip in the paint. Also, the tilting wheeling is difficult to turn, won’t go past 15 degrees or so. On- line it shows the motor plate obsolete. Any thoughts will help. Thx

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#3 posted 12-01-2013 01:38 AM

Anybody ever have a bent motor plate? Is it easy to repair/replace?

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#4 posted 12-01-2013 01:53 AM

Not to ask the obvious, but have you tried to bend it back?
It doesn’t seem like anything that can’t be fixed with a hammer/mallet. Maybe take the mount off the saw, slap it into a vise, and put it back into shape.

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#5 posted 12-01-2013 02:01 AM

I haven’t tried that because it seems kinda flimsy and the motor seems kinda heavy. I figured the piece was compromised and would no longer carry the weight properly. I guess I will give it a try or a good whack to see what happens.

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#6 posted 12-01-2013 04:17 AM

You’ll probably need to to tear it down and rebuild it, repairing/replacing as you go. The bad news is Delta stopped making them a decade or so ago, the good news is they sold eleventybillion contractor saws in several different model numbers but are mostly the same.

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#7 posted 12-01-2013 11:27 AM

I’d be on the web looking for replacement part.
Did you go to Delta homepage and see about a parts list?
Can goggle that and I bet you find your part in no time at all.

SCV, posts model number, etc. Someone here may have you model saw and has parts lists.

I’ve orders tool parts lots of time, they are out there, sometimes the prices are not bad.

If you really get stuck, we have a Delta rep that comes to our shop and repairs equipment, he can help out finding what you need.

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#8 posted 12-01-2013 02:09 PM

The issue with tilting could be from crap built up on the gears. When I bought mine, it would hardly move until I cleaned all the sawdust out and gave it a little lube job. Iif I had to guess, your trunnion is twisted relative to the adjustment gears and it’s binding. Loosen all 4 trunnion bolts and then try tilting the blade.

I have a similar delta contractor saw. The motor mounting plate doesn’t do much except hold the angle of the motor, the main thing is to get the belt aligned. If you can align the belt, I’m sure your mounting plate will be OK.

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#9 posted 12-01-2013 02:16 PM

have welder will travel or have hammer will motivate or have drill will plate or ebay, it could be lurking

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#10 posted 12-01-2013 02:20 PM

try Ereplacemant parts they have every part for everything ever made or toolparts they have everythong ever made for guys like us saws compressors just about ething I bought stuff for 20 yearold craftsman compressor goood luccck

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#11 posted 12-01-2013 02:27 PM

go to Ereplacement parts and and they have ething all delta contractor saw models from early 70”s click on that then they have an exploded view of your saw pic out the No. and off you go they have it all

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#12 posted 12-02-2013 02:48 AM

I bent to motor mount back and it seems to work. However, now the blade does not line up to the splitter ( it did prior to transportation) . Also, the blade is lifting the zero insert which shows the blade moved. The blade is still straight and parallel to the miter slots, just moved to the left slightly. Will loosing all four bolt underneath and shifting it left work or any other thoughts? Thx

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#13 posted 12-02-2013 02:55 AM

I don’t think you could have bent the trunnion frame during the move unless something really horrible happened. Try loosening all 4 bolts and shifting.

I’m not sure how the arbor is held on the trunnion, but it’s possible the arbor shifted over as well. Might want to check for obvious signs of movement of the arbor (clean metal where there shouldn’t be).

Is the blade tilt still sticking?

-- -Dan

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#14 posted 12-02-2013 03:13 AM

No, it seems to be tilting fine. I think the reason it was not tilting before was because the motor mount bent and the motor was sitting lower then normal. The motor would then rub up against the back frame. It seems to be tilting fine now though.

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