Vintage Delta Milwaukee Combo Table Saw and Jointer Rebuild #3: Getting things put together

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Blog entry by OregonWoodRat posted 03-02-2014 06:17 PM 10750 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was going to post this sooner but I strained my back on Friday working on this. I mounted the table saw and motor and tried it out. It sounds good and cuts very well. When I put the top on it was a little difficult getting the blade aligned with the miter slot, but in the end I got it within half a thousandth. The rip fence was much easier to align. Just loosen the two bolts on the top and move where you need it. The micro adjust works great.

Since my shop is so small I really needed this to be mobile. I searched the internet looking at many bases, some purchased and some shop built. I decided to use the design Tyvekboy posted here on lumberjocks. MobileBase .

My wife bought some 6 inch locking casters at a garage sale for $5. Since I am already way, way over budget with this I decided to use them.
I started with making the mount for the casters

And if there is a way to do something really hard then I can find a way to make it even more difficult. I built the base with the saw and motor mounted to the base. It would have been so much easier to remove the saw and motor.
I blocked the stand up about 1 inch.
I took a best guess as to how tall I should make the side parts. I made them 8 inches tall and screwed the casters with the mount to it and clamped it to the stand.

After drawing a line at the bottom edge of the stand I attached the angle iron. I used two 7 inch pieces of bed frame on each side. I secured them with 1/4 inch bolts and nuts.

I did a quick clamp up to make sure everything lined up and then cut out a section in the center of each side. I thought it looked like a litter box without the cutouts. I attached the caster mounts to the sides using 4 screws and one 3/8 bolt on each one. This seems to be enough. The ends are attached to the sides using 4 screws. So the whole thing can be taken apart if needed and I did not drill any holes in the stand or fasten the base to the stand in any way. The fit is tight enough to keep it in place.

Since I do not have the original On/Off rod for the motor I decided I would make a mount for a switch. The only switch I have is a household switch. It will do until I can purchase the right kind for this.

I really like this mobile base design because I can add things and modify it as needed. I added a hook for the power cord.

I mounted it to the base using just 6 screws. It seems very secure.

I thought I would take it outside to get some better pictures but the day was cloudy and I was using my phone so I have yet to take some pictures that I am happy with.

I still have some little things to finish up. Like polishing several handles, installing the jointer blades. I was going to make a blade guard for the jointer for now. Sometime I will buy the right one for it.

Some of the Specs are
Table saw:
Delta Milwaukee
Model No. 34-307
Tilt top 10 inch

Delta Milwaukee
No. 37-207 6” Jointer

1HP Delta Replusion-Induction motor

Sold as a combo unit Delta’s Model No. 37-595

Thank you to all that have viewed this and posted comments.

I hope to have it completely finished in the next week or so.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 08:18 PM

Nice restoration so far. Good job for the mobile base.

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#2 posted 03-02-2014 08:56 PM

Great progress, they are very handy combo units

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 09:35 PM

Really nice restore.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 10:22 PM

looking very nice

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 11:54 PM

Good job on the restoration and the mobile base!

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 06:32 AM

Looking good!

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 04:02 PM

I’m interested in the base. I have the exact same combo table saw/jointer and want to make it more mobile.

Can you give specifics on the mobile base?


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#8 posted 09-03-2014 09:24 PM

Thanks for the interest. In the blog I give most of the dimensions.

For things like the caster mounts that will have to be adjusted for the size of caster you are using. If the casters are locking then you have to make the mount narrow enough and the caster far enough to the outside edge for you to lock and unlock the caster. I have a very rough shop floor so the larger wheels work best for me.

The sides are 8 inches tall. I simply screwed the ends on. you might want to come up with a stronger way of connecting them. I have not had any trouble with it but there was some flex in the plywood so it sits a little lower than planned. Also I put the end parts on the outside of the sides. I should have put the ends to the inside of the side that way the sides put against the end parts instead of the screws holding the whole weight.

The angle iron is just from a bed frame and is strong enough and is only about 6 inches long. About 24 inches total for all 4 pieces.

When both tools are on the stand it is very heavy so be very careful when moving it.

It is best to fit the base to the stand with the tools removed. I had toe tools on it and it was very difficult to deal with.

Best luck with it and I would like to see what you come up with.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#9 posted 11-15-2014 08:28 PM

Love the rebuild, great motivation. I’m taking possession of my grandfathers old tools and it looks like he had the similar saw. Have you been able to find any aftermarket saw guard that fit this saw?

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#10 posted 11-24-2014 06:33 PM

The only source I have found was ebay. Even on ebay I have not found the right one. It is ok though I have not yet used the table saw like I planned to. Way to busy :)

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#11 posted 11-25-2015 06:14 PM

Very nice rebuild job. Thanks for sharing. These pictures explain some vintage machine to me in my area, now I can make sense of it and see if I want to tackle a modify\refurbishing for my garage. Very helpful.

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#12 posted 04-06-2017 01:12 AM

It looks amazing! have a Delta Milwaukee table saw and jointer as well. I have no use for it and was wondering where I would go to post it for re homing. If you have any ideas I would greatly appreciate it.

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