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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark in Burlington View Post
    Andre, Thanks for the information, How do you find the saw? I can't decide if I am going to keep the machine yet.
    Cheers, Mark


    Unfortunately there are many issues with this particular table saw model:


    The fact that there are so many moving parts requires regular maintenance because these become clogged with sawdust and machine becomes very difficult if not impossible to adjust properly.

    This means taking the whole saw apart,clean everything,relube and put it back together.I have to perform this at least 3-4 times a year on mine.

    The numerous openings under the table make it impossible to have efficient dust collection.

    When I tilt the table and then bring it back 90 degres the blade and table slots become out of parallel almost everytime ,again there is a lot of fiddling around to fix this.

    With no possibility of adding wings to this particular type of table,working large panels becomes difficult and hazardous unless using an extension on both the right side and the outfeed side.

    The original base being quite narrow,it is not possible to set the tool on a mobile base , it could easily tip over.

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre in Quebec View Post
    Unfortunately there are many issues with this particular table saw model:


    The fact that there are so many moving parts requires regular maintenance because these become clogged with sawdust and machine becomes very difficult if not impossible to adjust properly.

    This means taking the whole saw apart,clean everything,relube and put it back together.I have to perform this at least 3-4 times a year on mine.

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    Andre - Grease and oil are a magnet for the saw dust. The next time you clean it try rubbing plain old parrifin wax on the racks and pinion gears, sawdust does stick to it.

    The other issues, I can't help you with these.

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry in Belle River View Post
    Andre - Grease and oil are a magnet for the saw dust. The next time you clean it try rubbing plain old parrifin wax on the racks and pinion gears, sawdust does stick to it.

    The other issues, I can't help you with these.
    Thanks Gerry,

    I'll give it a try when the next tune up is to be done.

    Andre

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry in Belle River View Post
    Andre - Grease and oil are a magnet for the saw dust. The next time you clean it try rubbing plain old parrifin wax on the racks and pinion gears, sawdust does stick to it.
    Thats good to know for when I put mine back together, I was wondering what to use instead of oil/grease.

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Mark,
    That's a model no. 34-305 (cast iron stand) the open leg stand was model 34-307. By the serial number was made in 1952. The last year of the Milwaukee WI. made units.
    I've got a 1939-40 model no. 1160 (same saw open leg stand) that I'm redoing.

    Larry

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    Larry drop in from time to time as were a bit lame on the vintage Delta .

    good to see you here.

    hows the the vintage moble delta shop comeing along?

    jack
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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Hi Jack,
    The shop is on hold, the wife was in the hospital twice in the past few months it kind of put a crimp on the finances as well as time. She's doing good now.
    I'm still figuring out this site, as to posting pictures etc.
    I'm leaning more towards items from the Delta Specialty Co. era, when I can find them.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    mark and i have made a deal, the old delta will shortly be mine

    as much as like the little beaver 3200, its just too small for regular shop use, i'll keep it of course and use it as a dedicated dado/tenon machine
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    So how "bigger" is this little tilty...?

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    its a 10 inch blade for a start, the 3200 is 8
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    So its just a depth of cut thing then....?

    When you said the beaver was too small for regular shop use. I was thinking its working area would be as large as the table you built around it. Whereas you don't have that option with a tilty. With a miter anyway.

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    a good "small" tablesaw is much better suited for a small shop imho

    i had a ridgid 3650 for several years and most of time it wound up being a work surface not a tablesaw, so really good tablesaw that has a small table is fine

    when i work with sheet goods, i use a circ saw and i very rarely bevel sheet goods

    in fact i rarely bevel anything

    of course i also like the delta tilty cos its kinda cool looking and with the cast iron base it should be heavy enough to make it semi mobile, great for my crowded shop
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Steve,

    Nice!

    I'm sure you'll enjoy your new "old" toy.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by stevem View Post
    a good "small" tablesaw is much better suited for a small shop imho

    i had a ridgid 3650 for several years and most of time it wound up being a work surface not a tablesaw, so really good tablesaw that has a small table is fine
    I hear ya there... My 3650 serves double duty as a bench as well, but then again I couldn't imagine one that wouldn't at some level, regardless of size. I always had plans to take the wings off and integrate it into a bench. The foot print at that point wouldn't be much larger than a 3200.

    when i work with sheet goods, i use a circ saw
    That's something I've been meaning to invest in. A half decent track saw set up for breaking down sheet stuff...

    of course i also like the delta tilty cos its kinda cool looking and with the cast iron base it should be heavy enough to make it semi mobile, great for my crowded shop
    It is a neat little saw. Far more interesting then the 3200. You just threw me off when you said you picked it up because the 3200 was small for your shop. It would be like saying I bought a General 650 because the PK was too big...

    So I guess there won't be a rebuild on this one will there...? Mark has cleaned it up all ready...?

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Nice saw Mark. And a nice score for Steve.
    The saw I sold to Brian, I sold for a friend of mine. It belonged to his father, who bought it new and used it building houses. I never met his father but my friend always spoke highly of him and his woodworking skills. He has fond memories of seeing that saw in action.
    Enjoy Steve.
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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by stevem View Post
    mark and i have made a deal, the old delta will shortly be mine

    as much as like the little beaver 3200, its just too small for regular shop use, i'll keep it of course and use it as a dedicated dado/tenon machine
    I'm green with envy but am glad to see you finally got a real tablesaw

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    Gerry,

    I cant help it but,




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry in Belle River View Post
    I'm green with envy but am glad to see you finally got a real tablesaw

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    Default Re: Delta/Milwaukee Tilt Top 105-1277 exposed

    It's going to be sad to see this little tilty go. You are not going to find a more original saw if you tried, every nut and bolt from the oversized nuts to the locking thumb screws, only the motor and pulleys and switch are not stock as it was a 3 phase machine.
    I know it's going to a good home with Steve. I need to reclaim the shop space with a big cabinet job coming up and time to get rid of a few duplicate machines.
    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.

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