|Forum topic by chunter_ksu||posted 08-06-2014 05:05 AM||1067 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
08-06-2014 05:05 AM
I have been a member for quite sometime. Learned a lot from this forum but never had much to say. Today I am in need of some help.
I have acquired a new saw and won’t actually get to look it over close for a week. I can’t wait that long to find out more about it though. I don’t even know what model it is or an approximate age. I was at an auction last weekend and was drawn to it and 2 other Deltas they had. One if them was 3phase with a uniifence. The other was a contractor saw with a Bies. Fence and extension table. This one was definitely the only one I would consider worth enough to get in to shape and justify parting with the tuned R4512 and all the sleds and out feed bench I have made.
It was also obviously out of my price range so I didn’t pay a ton of attention to it outside of running the blade up and down and playing with the fence a bit. Just enough to know that it needed a bit of elbow grease but it was in good enough shape that I couldn’t afford it right now. That didn’t stop me from leaving a bid on it before I left for the day though. My father in law left one on one of the others as well. Turns out that was a good idea because I was informed today that it is coming home with me.
I am ashamed to admit what i got it for to be honest. I think my first post just might be gloat worthy After taxes and fees I will owe $54 and some change. My FIL paid the same for the contractor saw.
Unfortunately it did get rained on in between the time it was taken out of it’s shop and brought to this auction. The top has a bit of rust as you can see. I saw it in person and it is minor surface rust- nothing a little scotch brite won’t fix. Same with the strips on the fence. The fence needs new faces and the melamine table needs replaced. My FIL plugged it in today when he called to give me the news. He said that he 3hp motor runs fine and the elevation and tilt work as expected. It is right tilt which is new to me but not a problem when compared to what I am gaining. I will tear it down once it is home just the same.
Can anyone tell me anything about this saw from this blurry picture? I am first and foremost trying to figure out the model #, age, any potential issues this has.
I am interested in overhead dust collection for it and some type of upgraded blade guard and/or splitter. Any suggestions for other safety upgrades I will need?
What is the best bet for a mobile base on these saws with the extended fence/table?
As for the fence,where is a good place to get the parts needed to rebuild it?
Thanks in advance!