Delta 34-500 Table Saw

by Scott Smith
(Oak Harbor, WA)

I have an almost all original 34-500 that belonged to my father. It has the 4" joiner, the drill press and the sander.

The paint is still in pretty good shape.
The motor is not original (have a Dayton on it) neither is the electrical. I felt the addition of a safety-type on-off switch was warranted.
I need an angle indicator of the tilting arbor guage (the current one was fashioned out of a coathanger and works well) but other than that it is in fine shape.
I have it on a Grizzly stand to facilitate movement.
I do not have the table extensions (never did to my recollection) nor do I have the guide rods for the miter.
Will try to get a few pictures out your way in the future.
Scott Smith

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Sep 19, 2010
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The drill press
by: Scott Smith

It is hinged on the right side and swings up-down 180 deg., locks with a mushroom locking screw that engages under the top through the saw blade opening.

You remove the saw blade and install a pulley on the arbor and secure it with the blade nut. It drives a belt about 80" up to a pair of idlers and over them (90 deg.) to the multi-step spindle drive pulley. Gross tension is done with the idlers and fine tension with blade height.
That same pulley (@2.5" OD) also is used to drive the disc sander, it sits on top of the table and locks into the miter slot.
I rmemeber the saw as a kid in the 50's. I don't know how to refine that date any more. It was Delta's answer to the shop-smith and fit right in during the post-war homecraft craze.
Scott

Mar 05, 2010
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need help
by: Doug palmer

I have one of these would like to know year.But i need to know how drillpress is powered from motor or where the blade attaches thanks if you can help me

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