The Coolidge Chronicles #24: Part 8 of 8 - 1952 Delta Multiplex 40-B 12"-14" Radial Arm Saw Rebuild

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Blog entry by darthford posted 01-24-2014 07:04 AM 4972 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally all the parts are back together, I just have to finish the wiring, build a table for it and dial in everything square. PHEW!!!

A mix of polished aluminum and black enamel. I polished the aluminum end caps for the carriage rack but the casting was porous and honestly they look better painted black imo. I did polish a few aluminum pieces though, I didn’t want it to look too bling and I’m satisfied.

How’s this for a before and after…

I installed my 12” table saw blade just for fun, it looks like it means business.

A close up of the polished aluminum, I did what I could with 62 year old parts. I put a new toggle switch in it the existing switch was not rated for the amps this 2hp motor draws.

This will be my last blog on the saw as the rebuild is pretty much completed, thanks for watching.

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 10:03 AM

A well deserved WOW! is in order. Great restoration work, especially for such a venerable old machine. I hope you get a lot of working pleasure out of it. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 12:18 PM

ABSOLUTELY a wonderful reconstruction, including your manufsactured parts. I am certain that DELTA would be proud to have this in their museum. You’ll really be prepared to work big long crosscuts or miters when the table is in place. Thanks for the very in-depth blog on this build.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 10:05 PM

i just saw another post of yours, and i think you should do one more with the stand and platform installed.

by the way, the saw looks amazing and i think it will give you years and years of great service!

-- David Henley

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#4 posted 02-24-2019 11:01 PM

I love the work you did! I’m just about to buy a multiplex 30a off CL, and I’d like to do some work to it too! Thanks so much for posting such pertinent info. What type of paint did you end up using? I haven’t decided on color yet.

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