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1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« on: June 22, 2011, 08:40:36 PM »
I found this Old Delta Heavy Duty Belt Sander at an estate sale last week. It was sold to me by the original owner's son, who is a retired Carpenter/Woodworker, for 30 bucks. In researching the date code, I found it to be built in 1943. The motor is completrly sealed, and is about half the size of a small car motor, (just kidding, but it is a whopper)! I was surprised to also find it runs like a top, and the belts, (6"x48") are still available today, for about 10-15 bucks each. He also gave me the miter gage attachment which is not shown in the picture. The last picture shown, is what I believe it looked like when it was new, back in "43". This one will be a user, with no plans to restore it in any way, other than a good cleaning.

Wayne

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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 09:15:25 PM »
That is one mean machine.

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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 09:40:41 PM »
Nice machine, looks like its got another 60 plus years of life in it! Does it moved from vertical to horizontal?
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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 09:50:09 PM »
Man! That is a machine!! Gret score there.
Looks like it can do some angle, but not totally horizontal?
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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 12:50:28 AM »
Looks ideal for doing the Canine's toenails.

Phydeaux, come here boy I got a new toy for you to play with.  Put your paw right up here.

Gotta be quicker than a Dremel.
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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 01:09:53 AM »
The heck with Phideaux, I wanna do MY nails on it!!  Wondering just how much electricity that baby drinks.....


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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 03:35:43 AM »
Nice machine, looks like its got another 60 plus years of life in it! Does it moved from vertical to horizontal?
Graeme

It's a tilting table.  The table moves to 45 degrees one direction but I can't quite make out how far in the other.

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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 04:53:47 AM »
Thanks for all the comments guys! I lost my internet service last night, and was unable to repond to your questions. Although I have not triet it yet, the manual says the sanding head will lay down level in one direction only, and the bed will also tilt, but I'm not sure how far yet, as I have been too busy to try it. The only thing it is missing is the small miter bed, or table, that would screw onto the side of it. From the manual, it looks like it is about 4 inches tall, and extends the full lenght of the sander. I have seen parts for this model sold on the internet, so maybe I can pick one up later.

Wayne

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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 07:13:10 AM »
I checked the table adjustment, and found it to be 45 degrees in one direction, and 20 degrees in the other. It looks like I would need to remove 2 mounting screws to get the sander to lay down in the horizontal position, then replace them.

Wayne
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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 11:41:12 AM »
WOW!!!!
 I would rather have that than a new powermatic!! NOBODY makes them this good anymore!
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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2011, 11:25:45 AM »
nice purchase, great price, original RI bullet motor, all in great working condition with accesories, vintage DELTA at its best.
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Re: 1943 Delta 6 inch belt sander
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 05:55:59 AM »
Classic quality and beauty there, Very well done, great score!