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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 6"
Submitted By: Don Greenwood
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Jointer model 654
Date of Manufacturer: 1945
Serial Number: 35-6257
Last Updated 9/4/2009 8:57:49 PM

Found On Craig's list in Benson AZ, it was wired for 3phaze 240v when I brought it home and the only thing missing was the dust chute.
I rebuilt it and filled in the thirty or so holes in the stand with braze rod,installed a new 115 v motor and it is my go to jointer replacing my old 1930 era Crescent 6in. A side note there were the remains of a paper inventory label from the army air force on the cast iron belt guard,it was too far gone to salvage let alone read. The stripping process was interesting as there were six different colors of paint on top of the original Delta Grey. Rebuild time was around two and a half months.

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Comments: 1945 model 654 Restored
Source: Don Greenwood
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Comments: 1945 model 654 as purchased
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