To give a little history on the Delta and Rockwell Contractor's table saws. They were built for portability for the commercial trades that needed a durable saw that could be moved from jobsite to jobsite. They were popular with home builders, trim carpenters, small cabinet shops, sign shops, hobbyists, etc. In 1995 I bought a new Delta 34-445X saw package from ACME Electric, Tool Crib of the North. The saw package included a Delta 34-441 Contractors table saw, a Delta 34-915 30" Unifence, and a Delta 34-914 extension table hardware kit with leg set, plus a Delta 50-277 mobile base with the 50-285 mobile base extension. The Owners Manual that I received with the saw is for a model 34-444 table saw.For dust collection I fabricated an efficient and user friendly
setup for the saw, which includes a dust hood for under the saw, and partially
blocking the back of the saw so that nothing is in the way when tilting
the blade, plus easy access to the inside of the cabinet.
I then used 1" thick closed cell foam and double sided tape to fill in
the gaps between the top of the cabinet and the underside of the cast
iron top. The partially open back that now draws air in when the dust
collector is hooked up to the saw and running, making it difficult for
the fine dust to escape out the back. The V-belt I replaced with a Fenner Drives PowerTwist link belt to get rid of the old style belt vibration. The dust collector is a Delta 50-760 with an added second stage that I fabricated to fit within the frame of the DC. It has a dust separation plate inside and it works very well.
Dust hood for under the saw, which I make in several sizes.
A Delta 50-390 removable outfeed table hardware kit which I believe to be fairly rare. To remove it, simply tilt and lift it off. The saw and the dust collector are wired for 230V. For the table saw I
removed the electrical box inside the cabinet that can fill up with
sawdust, and removed the tiny toggle switch from the cabinet where it
was hard to reach, replacing it all with a new and modified
electrical box to accept the factory wiring ends, and a new paddle switch. I also fabricated a switch box mount for the new location under the fence
Delta 50-875 Air Cleaner
I also have another shop that is smaller where I use a Rockwell 34-607, 9 inch Contractor's table saw, that was built in 1977. The saw is about 25 % smaller, the cast iron top is approximately 25" wide, and 22" deep, and less amps are required to run it then it's 10" cousin. I setup it up for dust collection also.
Rockwell 37-290, 4 inch Jointer. Built in 1968 I fabricated a portable router table with adjustable rubber feet, and 1 1/4" thick top. It is fairly heavy and rock solid. It has a Woodpeckers aluminum plate and 8 piece aluminum ringset, a Freud SH-5 fence, and a Porter-Cable 890 router. Porter-Cable 4112 Dovetail Jig, with a ( pre DeWalt ) Black & Decker Industrial 2720 Router. Delta 34-183 Tenoning JigDelta 31-352 belt sander/grinder Delta 22-650 Planer