Delta Milwaukee Homecraft Tablesaw/Jointer

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Blog entry by willie posted 03-28-2015 03:17 PM 2395 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a call from a friend last night telling me he needed some help this morning loading a tablesaw he bought. He only bought it because he got a great deal on it, $3.00. I wasn’t expecting much for that price but was amazed when I finally saw it. The pictures show it the way he bought it, nothing has been done to it yet. I can’t believe this went so cheap.

Other than needing to put the pulley back on the saw arbor, I can’t find anything wrong with it. The jointer is 4”, the saw is 8”, and it has the original miter guage. It appears to be complete. I want to go over it and make sure it’s in good working order. Can anyone give me any information on this saw? How old is it? Is it a good saw or junk? Is it worth anything? Anything you guys can tell me would be greatly appreciated! He did buy this with the intention of selling it. I don’t need it.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 05:11 PM

I don’t know anything about it, but seems like a smokin’ deal. Maybe you can find more info here.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 05:21 PM

I’ll give you $4.00 for it. That’s a score for sure! I don’t know much about these either, but I’d think it would be worth a few hundred bucks, anyway. You figure even getting the cheapest of the el-cheapo table saws and jointers you aren’t getting out of the store for under 300 dollars, and this thing looks pretty sturdy! I think it’s definitely worth putting a few hours of TLC into and flipping.

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 06:28 PM

They are great machines, use a good quality blade

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

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#4 posted 03-29-2015 02:04 AM

I have one that I purchased new in 1955. It is still in use albeit not my main saw, but a great saw in my pole barn where I use it to break all kinds of rough lumber before bringing it into my basement shop. I still have and use the original manual for mine. I bought mine from Kurt Hardware in Des Moines, Iowa

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#5 posted 03-29-2015 07:08 AM

That is a clean old machine. The Delta Homecraft line was well built and solid. Congrats.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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