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I was given a table saw that was pretty much junk if not
considering the costs of good soild tools. None of the parts were available form Delta. The table saw fence was broken and the motor and plate was missing. I took everything off of the sheet metal box and had it straighten. Then built a plate for the new 2hp 220 volt motor. Bought a new 56" fence and rails. The rails only came with two mounts, the manufacturer charged $29 each plus shipping for mounts. So I made two mounts. Added 2"x1/4 flat stock to help support the rail.

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That’s cool. Since you have gone this far any thought of building a cabinet style base for it?
 

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That’s cool. Since you have gone this far any thought of building a cabinet style base for it?
Probably not, considered it when I put the braces on the base. Maybe easier to get sawdust out with it open.
 

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The fence has two Lock's, tighten the little one first for fine tune. The design of the fence is pretty good but the quality of the manufacturing is lacking. 220 should prevent warm cord and plug. Made Fork pockets out of SS wall cap left over from a project.

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When putting the saw back to gether I noticed the collar that the shaft goes through to turn the gears that moves the blade up and down is off set so the load on the gears are ajustable, I ajusted it so the crank knob turns very easy.

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And another free tool that probably should of been thrown in the scrap pile but since the scrap price is down I am rebuilding it. :haha: I had to source a new 3.5" tube and table, It was a production line with multiple units on a table so the tube was only 5' and no table. It came with a 1HP 3 Phase motor. It has a #2 Morse taper.

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The head of the drill press has a gear drive up and down. The base is stuff I had laying around.

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I have one of those old drill presses. It’s a really good piece. I’ve done a lot of work with it.
I had a little back yard business back in the late 80’s / early 90’s and I was making shift levers for 5.0 Mustangs. Drilled 2 holes in each one.
Sold thousands of them through a magazine add but spent most of the profit paying for the add.
 

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Awesome! Old equipment and tools are cool. This press was in my Grandpa's service station. He's been gone for 45+ year's so he probably used it 65+ years ago, hard to imagine the sh:+ this old equipment has seen. :waytogo:

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I never saw a press like that. I bet it gets the job done.


I never have seen a "V" type one either--and I see a lot of antique shop equipment...I bet it took a monster press to bend that I beam into the "V" shape!..

Everything old had style and cool looks,even something that was just a tool--anything cast iron had cool scrolls and artwork incorperated into it,even things like bench legs ...and the quality was excellent,they had no "junk" back in those days..people had pride in their work and it shows..
 

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I have an old drill press at the house that was probably built in the 1800s. It was property of the C&O Railway Shops in Clifton Forge, Va originally. It doesn't run right now, but I'll try to get some pictures of it up soon. I've been meaning to get it running but I haven't had the chance to mess with it any this year.
 

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A friend of mine was doing a demolition awhile back and there was one of these old cast iron balance beams for a truck scale. My friend said the owner told him to scrap everything so he asked me if I wanted the truck scale which I did not but I wanted the balance beam (excuse or correct me if my terminology is wrong) because it would be beautiful cleaned up and clear coated and sitting in my office. It was a big old antique cast iron monster, probably weighed 400 pounds. Anyway one the guys from the plant was there and heard what I said and told the owner so he took it and put it in his office.

What a forker!!
 

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The table saw is done and the drill press is on hold. ADD kicked in and I started a new project. When I builtI the shop I installed new, used parts and pieces for the overhead doors. The spring for the 8'x8' was never wound, so I'm installing a new R17 overhead door, installing liner panel and rebuilding pallet racking in front of the door for the table saw and other junk.

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The plates with nuts welded on are bolted to the back side of the Z perlins, ready to bolt on pallet racking.

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The dirty white panel over the door is a smooth surface for the top door seal. The advantage of a commercial door is the rail angle is towards the door and has a weather strip-seal on it, the door will have two weather strip seals.

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I wasn't done but I took the rental scissors lift back last Sunday evening. I had a used opener on the rack for about 15 years that had to go up before pallet racking. I'm a fan of steel structure and uni-strut. I'v never used this type of strut nut before, pretty sweet.

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Hunting season starts next weekend, this has been like this for 12 months. I must be ready.:haha:

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