Delta Unisaw - 10" Tilting Arbor Circular Saw (1949)

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In 1949, the Delta-Milwaukee 10" Tilting Arbor Circular Saw was a completely self-contained motor and driving mechanism in a strong steel cabinet type base. The saw table was 20 x 27 inches with optional cast iron extension wings that made it 36" wide by 27" deep. With the standard rails and rip fence, it cut to the center of a 50" panel and ripped stock up to 3 1/8" thick.

Delta UnisawThe saw blade tilted 45 degrees to the right, operated by Delta Uniswa Switcha large convenient hand wheel. The blade was raised and lowered by another hand wheel at the front of the saw cabinet. Dado heads, molding cutters and many other attachments could be used to add to the versatility of the Unisaw. The carriage swung on trunions that were large, heavy, and strong with working surfaces completely machined.

The rip fence bar extended over the rear edge of the table and the fence locked both front and rear, the rear lock being operated from the front of the fence. The standard guide bars allowed the fence to be moved 25" to the right of the saw blade and 15" to the left of the blade. The front guide bar was graduated for quick setting of the fence. It also featured a micro adjust knob for fine movements.

Delta UnisawThe saw arbor bracket was a very heavy casting, with accurately machined teeth to fit the raising and lowering worm gear, and with accurate adjustable stops to limit up and down travel. The shaft was carried in two sealed-for-life ball bearings mounted in diamond bored bearing seats.

Catalog Listing:
No. 34-405 - 10" Tilting Arbor Unisaw for 60 cycle service with side Extension Wings, Micro-Set Rip Fence, 10" Combination Blade, Auto-Set Miter Gage, Front Graduated Guide Bar, Motor Pulley, 3-V-Belts and Super-Safe Guard. Without Motor or Switch. 1949 Price: $218.50

 

 

 

Delta Unisaw 1948

Delta 10" Unisaw No. 34-405
Restored 1948 Unisaw

Basic Machine Accessories & Parts

 

Recommended Motors

85-010
87-010
87-060
87-210
89-010
89-011

 

No. 1451 Standard Table Insert

 

No. 1454 Motor Cover
Sometimes known as the Goose Egg cover because of its shape, the heavy cast iron motor cover enclosed the opening in which the motor swung. It also provided weight and an additional safety factor for the machine.

Delta Unisaw Extension Wing

Delta Unisaw LTA

 

No. 1455 Cast Iron Side Extension Wings

Cast iron extension wings were available that bolt on to the sides of the Unisaw table top. These 8" wide by 27" extensions madet the table a full 36" wide when bolted to each side.

Note the "LTA-402" designation on the underneath side of the extension wing castings. The LTA part number prefix was designated by Delta for all parts having to do with the Unisaw.

 

No. 1471 - Super-Safe Splitter Mounted Guard
The No. 1471 Super-Safe splitter-mounted guard was anchored directly to the arbor bracket so that when the saw is tilted the guard follows the saw blade - thus complete protection was always assured no mater what angle the saw was set.

  No. 1161 Dado Head Table Insert
  No. 1462 Dado Head Table Insert
Delta 34-500 Table Saw Miter Guage

No. 864 Auto-Set Miter Gage

The miter gage has a 7 inch face and a 3/8 x 3/4 x 18 inch bar which fits the table slot of circular saws and other machines. It can be set at any angle up to 60 degrees to the right or left, and it has adjustable stops for instantaneous settings at zero and 45 degrees to the right or left. It can be adjusted to compensate for wear or loosening the head by merely loosening or tightening a tapered pivot screw.

  No. 865 Clamp Attachment for Miter Gage with Clamp Bar, two Sliding Clamp Screws and Front and Rear Posts.
 

No. 863 Extra Clamp Screw and Block for Clamp Attach.

Delta tenoning jig No. 1172 Tenoner Complete with Base Place
Tenoner makes all cuts safe, square, and parallel.
Work is fed to the saw with one hand - far removed from the revolving blade. The tenoner will take stock up to 2 3/4" thick, any width within the capacity of the saw, and will cut tenons to full capacity of saw. With the use of the No. 1171 spacing collars and an extra saw blade, 1/4" or 3/8" tenons can be cut in a single pass.
   

Delta Unisaw Features & Specifications

The design and construction features on the 1949 Unisaw featured the following:

  • True-running Arbor of sold forged allow steel
  • Sealed for life ball bearings
  • Highly efficient 30 belt "Texrope" drive
  • Massive swinging trunnions
  • Perfect alignment
  • Double-face, Double-lock Rip Fence
  • Perfected Raising, Lowering and Tilting Mechanism
  • Big Capacity - cuts to center of 50" panel and rips 3 1/8" stock
  • Patented, precision Auto-Set Miter Gage
  • Big, Perfectly True Table Surface, 27" x 36"
  • Point of Use controls and locks for convenient, safe operation
  • Sawdust Receptacle located in Base
  • Patented tubular ripping extension
  • Graduated Front Guide Bar
  • Accurate calibrations on all settings
  • Strong, Right cabinet type base
  • No useless weight - only 334 lbs.
  • Perfect Safety - completely guarded motor switch can be locked
  • Powerful, fully enclosed motor
  • Ample space in front of blade - a dull 12"
  • Beautiful streamlined appearance

Specifications

Diameter of Arbor - 5/8"
Diameter of saw blade - 10"
Maximum depth of cut - 3 1/8"
Cuts to center of panel (max width) - 50"
Table size - 20" x 27"
Table size with extensions - 36" x 27"
To right of blade - 25"
To left of blade - 15"
Table in front of blade - 12 1/4"
Tilt of Blade to right - 45 degrees
Miter Gage groove in table - 3/8" x 3/'4"
Table Height - 34"
Overall dimensions with Wings and Guide Bars - 30 1/4" x 45 3/8"
Rip Fence locks at both front and back

 

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