The tilt top saw is a bit of an orphan today the history goes back 150 years or more with some old huge iron examples made in Galt Ontario kicking around right up to the little Inca's once sold by LV but no longer in business. The design gets around the problem of either the motor turning with the bevel cut or the twisting of the belt as one move relative to the other. But the down side is you are fighting against gravity on the angle cuts. The base of these machines can be more compact compared to a contractor or cabinet saw as the whole assembly does not move inside a box. Many of these tilting saws came with chuck on the oposite end of abor for a single borer/mortiser on the end for mortising or doweling, the Delta/Milwaukee never had this option however. It seem today boat builder are still really keen on tilt top saws.
I picked up this really complete Delta/Milwaukee 8 years ago very complete with stand, guard, two fences. Gerry I think posted one of Kijiji in the GoldenOldies and propted me to take mine out. Once you have got mentally past the tilting table these machines are well above average in build quality and maybe worth a second look used as a compact saw, model saw or second shop saw as it takes a full 10" blade or dado. Some of the features include nice thumb screws for adjusting 90 and 45 degree tilts, a large brass raise/lower threaded disk, A Gib adjustment in the raise lower so there is no play. The locking thumb screws have a built in screw stop so they can't be over tightened.
I thought I would post some pictures of the two parts that make up the main assembly so you can see what makes the saw intresting.