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09-11-2019 06:57 PM

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I found this Old Delta Contractor Model 10 table saw for $75 online, I know i’ll need to do some restoration. Is it worth the money?

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#1 posted 09-11-2019 07:13 PM

Delta has always been a good name in power tools. Assuming this is for home use, it should serve you well. There are two Craftsman table saws of a similar (or older) vintage in the family, which are still going strong. It’ll take a bit of “elbow grease”, but it will be well worth it in the end. Considering what these fancy “Go-To-Hell” table saws, with lasers, GPS, Blue tooth and whatever other crap that basically does the woodworking FOR you cost nowadays, this is a pretty nice deal. You can bet your bippy that’s some good solid steel in that bad boy, too. That’ll make it nice and stable in use.

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#2 posted 09-11-2019 10:45 PM

The parts are worth at least $75, so if it runs there should be no monetary downside. It should clean up pretty well if you’re willing. Take some before and after pics, and repost please!

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