Homecraft Rockwell/Delta Table Saw/Jointer combination

by JP Listy

Time spent with dad

Time spent with dad

My father used this combo unit to build countless house renovations and projects along with my captains bed, and two sets of bunk beds, all are still in use 50 years later by his grandchildren. Not pictured here are his lathe and scroll saw. All of which I watched him use as I grew up. I believe he bought them in Idaho in the late 40's, but that's a guess.

I'm in need of a replacement motor. 1/2 HP, 1750 RPM, 115 v/60 c, 8.2 amp. A manual for the saw and jointer would sure come in handy, and some help rebuilding them.

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Mar 22, 2012
manual for this combination
by: fred

I'm trying to find a copy of the manual for these tools. I got it all taken apart so I'm in the process of cleaning them up and putting the whole thing back together. It would be great to have the manual as I clean and reassemble. Thanks for any help!

Mar 12, 2012
Help!?!?
by: Fred

Where did you find the model number? I have the serial numbers-jointer(68-9718 and saw(78-5066). I'm putting the whole piece back together because I got it all broke down. Great shape but I would like to find a manual to help with the project. It's a beautiful machine!!

Aug 25, 2011
34-608
by: Todd

I just purchased a combination similar to the one above. It is the same size on both machines, but I think it was produced closer to 1980. I got the manual for the jointer by calling Delta. On their website you can input your model number and it will list whether they have the manual. I couldn't find the table saw manual for the 34-608, but I'm in the process of taking it apart and cleaning it and it looks identical to the 34-600 manual pictures.

Both jointer and table saw work. I need new belts and would like another wing for the table saw. I'd also like the exact manual for my table saw, but that might be out of the question. Nice pics above.

Aug 03, 2011
Delta Homecraft 37-368
by: John Tancredi

I inherited this wonderful vintage combination Table Saw & Jointer from my father. I've used both tools with great success for building and repairing furniture. During a recent move to a new residence, I accidentally broke the die-cast front trunnion worm shaft housing (part #NCS-55-S) and also damaged the front trunnion teeth on the bracket (part #NCS-20) to which the arbor is mounted. I found and purchased a replacement NCS-55-S front trunnion worm shaft housing. Now I'm in search of the NCS-20 bracket for my table saw.

I am able to adjust the table tilt angle without a working trunnion by manually positioning the table while having someone else tighten the trunnion star wheel. However, as you can imagine, this is quite awkward and inconvenient.

I'd love to have a fully-functioning vintage table saw again, so if anyone out there knows where I can purchase an NCS-20 bracket for my Delta Homecraft 34-160 8" Table Saw, please notify me at higbytoys@yahoo.com.

I would also like to replace the Delta NCS-352 Tennoning Jig for the table saw. I loaned this jig to someone, who decided to sell or trade it for another woodworking tool for his woodshop.
What do they say? Never a borrower nor a lender be!

Jan 02, 2011
Parts for Homecraft Delta Table Saw Combination ?
by: Lbet55@gmail

I have the same unit but with the Drill press and band saw. I'm only missing the disc sander. Originally it was my wife's grandfathers. I tore it down and rebuilt it 25 years ago. Been using it every since. I have the original manual. Great little unit. The unique design of having all these units hinged to one table and running from the same motor is a great feature. Certainly ahead of its time. I would like to locate some spare parts. If another has a good contact please e-mail me.

Oct 26, 2010
Great Find
by: Michael

I have this saw in excellent working condition. I just pulled it apart to clean, lube and paint.

I was looking for information when I found this website.

My Table Saw has the number 80-4182 on the plate and stamped in the cast Iron frame it has TC208 space 6/48. It says it is a Delta made in Milwaukee.

The joiner is 6" number 82-6998 and says Rockwell Power Tool made in Milwaukee.

Jun 14, 2010
not alone
by: Tommy LaVinus

Hey, I got one just like it and the motor is a one horse (frame H186) 110 or 220.

Jun 08, 2010
Delta Rockwell combo unit
by: Ed

I also have this Table Saw / Joiner combo unit. I bought it in 1988. I found out a few years later that my grandfather also had the same unit! I used it periodically over the past few decades, but it constantly gave me problems. There was a broken cast aluminum bracket which was supposed to hold the tilting table steady. I could have had a replacement piece custom made I suppose, but the fundamental problem was in the tilting table as opposed to a tilting blade. It is, however, a classic and in my opinion, a handsome machine so I will not turn it it for scrap. I finally got a modern table saw, but what to do with it? Needs a new motor and that bracket. Who would want such a thing? Any ideas?
Ed in West central GA.

Apr 07, 2010
Bummer
by: Anonymous

My Dad recently passed away and has 1/2 of the pieces for the model pictured above.

That is, the jointer is all there, but not the table saw (only some parts of the fence for the saw).

Motor doesn't run and I can't seem to find the part number for the motor.

Any ideas?

-travis
y2kvfr _*AT*_ gMail _*DOT*_ com

Feb 20, 2010
I have this combo and lots of literature.
by: David F.

My wife's Gramp gave me his 8" table saw/4" jointer combination when he moved into assisted living. It's not in mint condition, but it's been garaged and used regularly for 10 years since. He bought it in 1952, and I still have the original receipt from the Yakima Hardware Co.

The table saw is No. 34-160, with a table extension No. 34-866 and a moulding cutter No. 265. The jointer is No.37-290. Apparently the combination was given the No. 37-368. I have a bunch of literature for the combo, including a 36 page 1951 Homecraft Catalog HC-51, instruction sheets for the afore-mentioned pieces, PLUS Gramp's secret page from a girly magazine (no wonder Gramp spent so much time in the workshop!)

I'm cleaning the combo up in order to sell, but would be willing to scan and contribute the printed materials and photos to this website before I do that. Does anyone care to share what they've heard about selling price for this combination?

Nov 09, 2009
Rockwell Table saw/Jointer
by: tschmit

Just bought a combination similar to your pic,except this monster has a 2 hp AJAX motor running a shaft that powers a 6 inch jointer (Pittsburg) and a 10 inch table saw (Milwaukee). I have serial numbers. Any idea regarding attaining a manual?


Oct 22, 2009
saw?jointer combo
by: Joe Pelle, Redlands,Ca

I just acquired the same unit from a friend who bought it at a garage sale several years ago. He got his use out of it and needed to make room in his shop. I have no info on it. Any luck finding a manual?

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