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    For those of you who never venture over to the OWWM site I am reposting this here

    Every once in a while I come across a tool that seems to need to be rescued. I say rescued as they are tools I would not likely keep but I would be sad to see them go to the scrap dealer. This situation seems to be more frequent as my shop fills up.

    Such was the case about 18 months ago when I spotted this delta Multiplex 20a in an on line ad. The ad had one blurry picture but I knew what it was. When I went to look at it I found it covered with pitch, sawdust and dirt so thick it was almost black. Being a brave soul; or maybe just foolish I flicked the switch and away it ran. The few pictures I took of it's condition unfortunity disappeared from my camera.

    Having seen the beauty owned by Joe Otocka (OWWM member) I knew this saw had a lot of potential.

    Any way fast forward to this summer and I finally got this one in the que. First I reburbished the saw. It really only need and good cleaning and repaint. Opened the motor and cleaned it all out and changed the bearings. As it had no stand I made a replica from hardwood and MDF. Made a new table along with a sacrficial table as I like to do for a RAS. Also made a new antikickback device and a crank for raising the saw. Last but not least I made some lower blade guards out of 1/4" Lexan.

    Turned out pretty good I think. Not as good as Joe's but none the less it is a sweet saw.

    But alas it is a rescue and my 1HP Delta 900 does not have to worry about being replaced


















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    Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

    Verrrry Nice.
    Noel

    "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
    'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
    "

    John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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    • #3

      Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

      Great save and super restoration.

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        Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

        Very nice restoration; is it going to be for sale????

        Ken

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          Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

          [QUOTE=KenL;n1304292 is it going to be for sale????

          Ken[/QUOTE]

          Yes, I will probably be posting it in the Swap Meet .

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            Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

            What a treat. Did you use a jigsaw for the Lexan blade guards?

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              Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

              Sophie: Yes, my trusty 1935 Delta 24"

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              • #8

                Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

                Great job Gerry. I’m sure that it will be snapped up quickly!

                Jim


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                • #9

                  Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

                  Really nice restoration.
                  Egon
                  from
                  The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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                    Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

                    Interesting radial arm saw, a model I'd never heard of before, Gerry. Beautiful restoration!
                    Last edited by MartyFromKingston; 11-20-2020, 06:57 AM.
                    All the best,

                    Marty

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                      Re: Tool rescue- Delta Multiplex 20A

                      Originally posted by MartyFromKingston View Post
                      Interesting radial arm saw, a model I'd never heard of before
                      The design was originally made by a company called Redstar starting in 1936. They were bought out by Rockwell in1948 and as far as I know were maufactured until the late 1950's. I think it was a beautiful design and I would love to get my hands on an A30 (10 inch) or 40 (12 inch).

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