Delta 37-220 6" Jointer

by Scott
(Yakima, WA)

Delta Step Up Casters

Delta Step Up Casters

I recently purchased this Delta jointer. It appears to have an early day 'movable base' minus the wheels/casters on which it rolls. Evidently, the over sized 'wing nuts' move the wheel assembly up and down with a 180ยบ flip one side to the other merely by pressing down with your toe.

I would like to see a complete assembly in hopes of restoring this feature to my outfit. I sent a question to Delta (c/o Dewalt, who may now own Delta, for all I know) and was told Delta did not manufacture a movable base. The 'r' cast into the 'wing nuts' would,also, seem to indicate it wasn't Delta.

Any ideas? Could it be Rockwell? At any rate, if anyone has any familiarity with such an arrangement, I would sure appreciate a lead.

Scott Hilliard

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Dec 02, 2008
Mobile base
by: David

Yes Delta did offer a caster assembly for there tools. I do belive it operated all 4 casters up/down from a single pedal (not 4 independant points). I recently purchased a 1950's Delta home craft table saw that has the casters but not the mechanism to lower them, these may be just what you need. If interested I can investigate further. My E-mail is

Thanks David.

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