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Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Combo Machine
Machine Size: 10"/6"
Submitted By: Jason P
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 1160/654 Table Saw/Jointer Combo
Date of Manufacturer: 1939 or earlier
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 5/19/2009 10:37:28 AM

Comments:
This combo machine is in excellent working condition and good cosmetically. I purchased it in 1999 at a garage sale for $75. At the time, the machine was in very good shape and the only repair work needed was to lightly sand rust off of the tables and to tap new threads in the table saw fence rear clamping mechanism as they had been stripped (this is the only part on the saw that is made of aluminum and I wonder if someone replaced it at some point). Aside from a missing blade guard, the original parts appear to be present (even the nuts and bolts that keep the tools bolted to the table are the old square heads). The motor also appears original and is a Delta 3/4 HP repulsion/induction motor. I mounted a second motor above the first so that each tool has its own dedicated motor (I hope this does not offend some of the folks here too much). Although it is not pictured, I have what appears to be the original table saw throat plate. Electrical wiring has been added to this machine with dedicated switches for each tool as well as a power strip in the center of the tool (I do all of my work in a 1 car garage with limited electrical outlets so this really comes in handy). As you can imagine this tool is VERY heavy, so I made a mobile base to make it easier to move around and put out of the way when my wife wants to park in the garage.

I place the vintage of this machine at 1937-1939 based on the following information gathered exclusively from this web site.
1) Bob Vaughan posted pictures comparing two jointers (http://owwm.org/viewtopic.php?t=31371), one manufactured in 1939 (or earlier) and the other in 1941. All of the distinguishing characteristics of my jointer match his 1939 (or earlier) jointer with the exception of the blade guard (perhaps replaced at a later date?)
2) There are no serial numbers or holes where serial number plates appear to have been mounted. According to the wiki, serial numbers began in 1941
3) The Delta logo used for this machine was apparently used only for a few years, and places this saw in the late 1930's-ish
4) Another poster on this site (John Mazzurana; http://www.owwm.com/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=8155) researched an 8"/4" table saw/jointer combo and discovered that 1937 was the first year that the 3/4 HP Reversion Induction 110/220v motor was available from Delta. This is the motor that is also on my machine.

Any comments, suggestions or errata are greatly appreciated.

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Comments: Table saw/jointer combo
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Comments: Side view of Table saw
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Comments: Mostly worn-off listing of patents
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Comments: Side view of planer
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Comments: Close-up of Delta logo on jointer
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Comments: Close-up of ID tag on the apparently original motor. It still hums like new!
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