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Forum topic by speedboatracer posted 01-05-2015 01:02 AM 774 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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speedboatracer

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01-05-2015 01:02 AM

I have a Delta 10” Contractors saw Model # 34-441. The blade height adjustment has become catchy and even jams. I flipped it over to observe the shaft/sleeve action and noticed that the shaft appears to be slightly bent or out of center thereby making the gear on the end wobble up and down as you turn the blade height adjustment handle. I removed the sleeve and shaft and noticed that the entire shaft/sleeve/gear assembly seems to be swedged together in an off center manner. Is this normal or a factory quality control issue? I can see no mechanical reason that designers would have built in this out of round accentuation. I cannot find a replacement part however I could have a part machined to replace this…just not sure. Any thoughts on this would be would be appreciated.

-- Speedboat Racer


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#1 posted 01-05-2015 01:21 AM

I can’t imagine as to why it would be made that way. I believe from wear something has worn out or become misaligned.

Is this your saw?

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1141/3692.pdf

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 04:17 PM

Yeah, it’s weird.

I’m not sure i’m inserting this image properly however my saw does not appear to match the sheet you posted.

This is my saw…

-- Speedboat Racer

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 08:53 PM


http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1141/3692.pdf

- WhyMe

That manual is for the 34-341. Speedboat has the 34-441/444
http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=5392

Speedboat, my saw is a later model and may not be the same but Delta sold a bajillion of these under several model numbers and they are well regarded saws. Finding a replacement part shouldn’t be too difficult.

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 02:19 AM

Oops.. sorry about posting the wrong diagram. I misread the number.

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 05:49 AM

I just rebuilt mine, it is supposed to be like that, it is to allow adjusting the gear on the end either closer or farther from the gear it rides on. If that makes sense.

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 01:37 PM

Yes, that makes sense. Thanks you.

-- Speedboat Racer

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