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Blog entry by swdst posted 08-29-2019 11:16 PM 583 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this little gem on facebook marketplace about a month ago, seller was asking $400, I politely turned it down as I didn’t have the funds available at the time, and his pictures weren’t great, all the ad said was delta 10 table saw. This morning he messages me back and said if i was still interested he’d take $250, i countered with $200, and we made a deal. Went out to pick it up and met really nice middle aged gentleman, and after talking for awhile I walked away with this saw and a new friend. I looked up the serial number, came back as a 1944 model. Now, time to figure out how to get the beast off my truck and into the shop for some rehab

-- The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour



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489tad

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#1 posted 08-29-2019 11:25 PM

Congrats!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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swdst

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#2 posted 08-29-2019 11:31 PM

Thanks!! Been wanting a unisaw for quite some time, just could never afford one, money is scarce, but time and effort I have plenty. She should fit in with my walker turner collection quite nice.

-- The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour

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#3 posted 08-30-2019 01:25 AM

Congratulation, and I got mine for $600…vintage 70’s. The best part was tearing it down and fixing it up…I worked on her for about 6 months…me and my son. Was a great experience….makes you unafraid to ever tear her down and fix a problem….I painted it light brown just on a whim….got a delta name plate…polished up the top…the best saw I ever had…and still have!

I’m sure working on the saw will make you appreciate the quality of American manufacturing from that era….good stuff..well designed…has stood the test of time…and the most expensive part is the motor.

Good Luck!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#4 posted 08-30-2019 01:38 AM

Thanks BigAl, I have an affinity for old machinery, and have a 1943 walker Turner 20” dp, and a 1944 walker turner lathe that I tore down and rehabbed. It is quite enjoyable, and teaches you the inner workings of the machine you will he using, invaluable knowledge in my book. It also gives me time in my shop, cheap therapy.

-- The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour

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#5 posted 08-30-2019 11:22 PM

Hope you can sleep after stealing that saw:) I felt guilty when I got my 70s Delta Hybrid for $300, hadn’t been assembled yet and came with the Delta Tenoning jig still in the box. Spent more for a new fence than what I paid for the Saw!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 09-10-2019 02:19 AM

Well, here she is, new arbor bearings, new pulley, and a new tilt indicator, a little elbow grease and some new paint

I’ll be posting another blog on the refurb

-- The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour

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