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Manufactured/Badged by:
Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 8 1/2 inch disk
Submitted By: Manny Ringel
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 31-200 Homecraft
Date of Manufacturer: 1950s
Serial Number:
Last Updated 5/18/2017 4:16:12 PM

Comments:
Finally getting around to posting the finished restore pics for the sander I posted last year. Sander and motor are mounted on a portable base with a cleat for mounting in my workbench vise. Has dust collection shroud around lower portion of wheel and shopvac hose hookup. Homemade safety shutdown paddle switch.

I’ve been using standard self-adhesive 8” sanding disks which work well but expose a bit of the 8 1/2” diameter wheel. Earlier this month, I scored two packs of NOS Delta 8 1/2” sanding disks at a yard sale, shown in the last pic. They’re garnet paper and require adhesive to mount, so I’ll probably never use them, but they were cool to find.

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Comments: front view, mounted in vise
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Comments: left side, hinged motor mount, vacuum hookup
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Comments: right side with switch in off position
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Comments: switch in "on" position
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Comments: shopmade miter gauges, 90 and 45
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Comments: 1950s genuine Delta 8 1/2" sanding disks
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