Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw
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I just got one of those old (very heavy) Delta tenon jigs for $45.00. I'm going to clean it up and put her to use. Anyone else have one? They look like this (not mine)

https://i.postimg.cc/gjbncxYC/9610-A.jpg
Now where is that chisel
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  Re: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (I just got one of th...)
I've got a couple.  Been using those from time to time over the last 30 years.  They are extremely popular with woodworkers.  Nothing on the market today is as heavy and accurate.  $45.00 is a good price.  They usually go for $250.00 or so when put in front of knowledgable buyers.  Known as the Delta 1172 or 34-172.

They were made for the table geometry of the Delta Unisaw and the Delta tilting table saw (1160).  For my left tilt Powermatic 66, I found that moving the miter gauge bar over to the left a few inches made a difference in convenience since the 66 tilts opposite from the Unisaw.


   

cutting a tenon slot

   

Modifications for a Powermatic 66


   
side view

   
cutting a drawer joint with an Infinity 1/4" square cut blade.
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  Re: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (I just got one of th...)
Yeah, you got a helluva deal at $45.... Yes
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  Re: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (I just got one of th...)
(05-27-2019, 11:04 PM)Smashedfinger Wrote: I just got one of those old (very heavy) Delta tenon jigs for $45.00. I'm going to clean it up and put her to use. Anyone else have one? They look like this (not mine)

https://i.postimg.cc/gjbncxYC/9610-A.jpg

I don't have one but made a new tote for a guy who broke his by accident. He said he bought new 20+ years before he broke the tote. 
Looked and felt like a winner to me. My own tenon jig is a wooden shop made. I asked him if he wanted to sell it. He told me to go to hell. 

mike
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  Re: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (I just got one of th...)
Here it is before and after cleaning up.....

https://postimg.cc/gallery/197l8z7po/
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  Re: RE: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (Here it is before an...)
That looks like a keeper for sure.  You did a good job of cleaning it up.

Speaking of totes (handle),  On one of my jigs, the casting was rather rounded over and the tote didn't fit well.  It rocked a little and wouldn't stay tight.  I mixed sawdust and epoxy and stuck it up in side of the relief cut on the tote, screwed it down, and its now solid as a rock.   First, put paste wax on things you don't want epoxy sticking to. 

   
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  Re: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (I just got one of th...)
I'll have to admit; after seeing what these were selling for on Ebay; I sold it. Although Ebay is getting to where all the profit is being sucked up by their fees and my own State taxing everything sold on there at 10%; not to mention the 80.00 cost of shipping. I'm trying to find another on CL. till then, it's back to the bandsaw for tenons.
Now where is that chisel
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  Re: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (I just got one of th...)
I have one too. Paid around the same price, but I havent done anything with it yet, could probably use a cleanup.
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  Re: RE: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by EvilTwin (I have one too. Pai...)
(06-06-2019, 12:55 PM)EvilTwin Wrote: I have one too.  Paid around the same price, but I havent done anything with it yet, could probably use a cleanup.

I have a tenon jig but haven't used it much.  I cleaned it up last year in anticipation of some business coming it's way... A nice door for an interior room and cabinets... But those projects were put on hold.  Rolleyes
Jim in Virginia
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  Re: Old Delta tenon jig for tablesaw by Smashedfinger (I just got one of th...)
I have one that was given to me four, five years ago, new in the box. I've only used it on one project, and don't know when I'll use it again, but I'd rather have it sitting, waiting on a job, than gone and needed later.

Not only that, but it's cool as hell.

As mentioned by some of the others, I had to modify mine to work on my PM66. I simply screwed a piece of 3/4" ply to one face to make it work. I'll eventually get the bottom drilled instead.
Semper fi,
Brad

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