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

True Manufacturer:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 8" Blade
Submitted By: Richard McGowen
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 8" Tilt-Top, no model #
Date of Manufacturer: Unknown
Serial Number: K-8050
Last Updated 8/23/2006 11:30:00 AM

Recent garage sale acquisition. Table rusted and saw generally dirty from neglect. However arbor rotated smoothly without play and original miter gauge and fence were present. A 1 h.p. Baldor motor on the homemade stand makes it pretty good deal. Home it comes.

Owner unable to provide much history. Nameplate states only "Homecraft" without any reference to Rockwell or Delta. Only other i.d. is serial number plate with Ser. NO. K-8050. Earliest Homecraft catalog (HC-1, about 1948) pictures it with Rockwell logo sharing space with Homecraft on nameplate, as appears to continue until replaced with Delta logo in later production. Vintage of this saw remains unknown.

Base was in really good condition under the saw dust and grime. Rust on top though had created numerous pits, some sizable, and fair amount of effort required to make top and insert acceptable. Every bit disassembled, cleaned and painted or polished as appropriate. Construction is simple, straightforward with just a few parts. A relatively easy rebuild.

Pushed this restoration project to the head of the list in hopes of giving to to my father. Even at this small size, it didn't work for him (no garage, no basement). The saw has gone to my nephew. Its his first piece of power equipment and first ol' arn. Its notable that the saw is surprisingly heavy for its size.

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Comments: Base
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Comments: Completed Saw
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Comments: ID Plates
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