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Posted on Screwed (Quite LIterally) By Delta - Once Again

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 11:41 PM

The best they could do was just what Brad suggested with a 3/8” 1/4-28 screw that I could grind down to work. I hope it never comes to that. My final effort on this will be to check all of the jointers the next time I am in Woodcraft to see if any of them might have knife screws that could substitute. I have looked at some parts diagrams online, but, like Delta, they do not provide the specs on their parts.
- Kazooman

I don t really know why you are so hesitant… 30 seconds on a grinder per screw and you can have all you would ever need for a few cents each. Also the suggestion about looking at other manufacturers is a good one. Towards the end of the “Pentair” years of Delta, most of their machines were being made overseas, except for the Unisaw IIRC. Many other manufacturers were producing clones of it, and most likely were coming out of the same factory before hitting the shipyards to come across the pond. Of course, if you can source some OEM replacements from another manufacturer, you will still probably be looking at paying stupid prices for such a simple item.


- MrUnix

OEM pricing on most things is absurd even before you add in shipping. E.g. replacing that piston stop on a PC nailer or the seals on a Cat pressure pump or [INSERT HERE]. As I posted earlier I am now curious and will check out my locals. I have 3 stores…fine thread, 1/4 inch, and something close to 8mm with a low profile. I bet I can find them. If not, my bench grinder gets used a lot as does my Dewalt angle grinder.

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