Delta Replacement Parts Rant
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  Re: RE: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by JDuke (No one person having...)
"Of course it would also be useful to post any parts that one has tried and they have found either don’t fit or would need significant modification to fit so that folks like myself that have a metal lathe and Mill could get an oversized part and machine it down to size.

I have saved myself countless hours and could have saved myself countless more had I known then what I know now."


That's not a bad suggestion. I know there are probably better sites to search for obsolete parts and what-not, but I'm just more familiar with this site. The specific part that burned me was the rear table lock knob. I looked at the equivalent Grizzly part and saw that it was metric threaded. I could just use the bolt that's in there now, or tried to rethread the delta casting to metric, but I was able to find the part I needed. It would be nice to have a resource of work-arounds and replacement alternatives. It really surprised me how much the delta parts have gone up in price and I had to go to 2-3 sources to get all the odds and ends I needed.
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#30
  Re: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by ajkoontz (Sorry, I'm not reall...)
Maybe we can use them for yard ornaments.


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#31
  Re: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by ajkoontz (Sorry, I'm not reall...)
(09-07-2019, 04:27 PM)MsNomer Wrote: Maybe we can use them for yard ornaments.



That's a cryin' shame, that right there.
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#32
  Re: RE: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by Aram (Ugh, good luck. I've...)
(08-25-2019, 11:22 AM)Aram Wrote: Ugh, good luck. I've posted my X5 Uni parts rant too many times. It's easier to get vintage (Delta, Delta/Rockwell) parts than Delta from, say, the mid 2000s. Bye bye Delta. Good luck to you.

That's ironic. 20 years ago, if you brought up the subject of buying a vintage machine vs. new, someone would always bring up parts availability as a major reason to buy new.
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#33
  Re: RE: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by Vince ([quote='Aram' pid='7...)
(09-13-2019, 02:36 PM)Vince Wrote: That's ironic. 

It is. I am less generous in my choice of words though.
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#34
  Re: RE: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by Vince ([quote='Aram' pid='7...)
(09-13-2019, 02:36 PM)Vince Wrote: That's ironic. 20 years ago, if you brought up the subject of buying a vintage machine vs. new, someone would always bring up parts availability as a major reason to buy new.

like I said before I have 2 39's and have found more.  The parts are out there you just have to look for them.  The new crap was scrapped and no new parts available.
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#35
  Re: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by ajkoontz (Sorry, I'm not reall...)
It is a real shame the way Delta was handled.

Too much short term thinking by these conglomerates (Stanley) that attempt to boost short term profits at most any long term expense.
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#36
  Re: Delta Replacement Parts Rant by ajkoontz (Sorry, I'm not reall...)
The delta Uniguard overarm blade guard is still current on Delta's website and is available from numerous suppliers. But the lexan parts which guard the blade and need to be replaced now and then are not available. Something wtong here.
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