Table Saw Restoration
I picked up this Delta table saw (model 34-670) off CraigsList last weekend. The seller said the motor didnít work. $47 and it followed me home. The top had a nice coating of rust, but didnít seem to be pitted. The extention wings are stamped steel, but in good shape and not bent. The fence is in decent condition, just needs some cleaning up. After getting the saw home I quickly found that the motor for this saw was ok, just the timing belt was worn down. I found a supplier on Ebay and by mid week I had a new one on the motor. I started on the top first thing using Naval Jelly to get the majority of the rust off. After that I used a ROS with a scotch brite pad and mineral oil to start getting any of the rust stains out. Finished it off with 220 grit on the ROS and then 400 and 600 by hand. I then removed the trunnion and disaseembled everything. The lead screws were rusty, but cleaned up quicly using a wire wheel and 400 grit. The fence guide was beat up pretty good, but a couple hrs of work and it looks good as new. Today I finally got the saw back together and tuned the saw up. The blade was easy to get parallel to the miter slots and then I set the 90 and 45 adjustments. I ripped some test boards today and man this thing cuts nice. The motor as expected is loud, but with the thin kerf blade Iíve got on there rips right through with no troubles. This weekend Iíll finish cleaning up the wings (hopefully I can find some paint that will match up ok), and get the fence rails back on. Hereís some pictures for you viewing enjoyment, looks like they are a little out of order, sorry.
Last edited by Soapdish; 02-19-2010 at 05:53 PM.