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waywardbills

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04-01-2015 02:21 AM

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I am to meet a gentleman latter today to look at an older Delta Milwaukee 10 in table saw . Not sur if its a cabinet or contractors model. The top pivots , ( on gimbals/trunnions of some sort I assume) not the blade . Anyone have any experience with this . I’m looking to upgrade form my 8in craftsman direct drive . Not sure if this is for me or not Advice ?

-- Bill, West Virginia


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#1 posted 04-01-2015 02:46 AM

The Delta tilt-top saws were made in the 30’s and 40’s… I think up to about late 40’s/early 50’s or thereabouts. If it hasn’t been maintained or restored, it will probably take quite a bit of work to get it back into shape. If you aren’t into restorations, then you probably aren’t going to want it, and the tilting top takes some getting used to (as opposed to tilting arbor). Post some pictures. Lots of info on them can be found over at the owwm site.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I wouldn’t consider the tilt-tops a ‘contractor’ or ‘cabinet’ saw.. kind of a weird duck of a saw that doesn’t really have any classification other than tilt-top.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 12:38 PM

Thank you , This ole saw is in really excellent condition a collector would love this thing . Not what I am looking for but from what I was able to find online it has to be rare to find one in this kind of shape . Its really solid has a great fence and Miter setup on round rails that has the most positive stop I have ever seen . Weighs like 300 lbs and runs way quieter than my 8 in craftsman. I told the guy he really needs to find a collector . Thanks for the info Mrunix


The Delta tilt-top saws were made in the 30 s and 40 s… I think up to about late 40 s/early 50 s or thereabouts. If it hasn t been maintained or restored, it will probably take quite a bit of work to get it back into shape. If you aren t into restorations, then you probably aren t going to want it, and the tilting top takes some getting used to (as opposed to tilting arbor). Post some pictures. Lots of info on them can be found over at the owwm site.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I wouldn t consider the tilt-tops a contractor or cabinet saw.. kind of a weird duck of a saw that doesn t really have any classification other than tilt-top.

- MrUnix


-- Bill, West Virginia

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