Delta used the same casting for years. This is a Model 1200 Deluxe which is similar to the model 40-440. It will take me some time to build it the way I want it and touch up the paint…just a little 😉 More to follow…
After 7 weeks out of commission, I finally was able to start working on this saw. Sure, the saw worked just fine when I got it however I wanted to inspect all the parts before I added it to the shop.
After smoothing out the casting with wire wheel and a 120 grit flap disc sander, I kicked around the idea of polishing the whole casting to a mirror finish however I decided to stick to the plan.
The paint started with 3 coats of Duplicolor Self Etching Primer. I ran out so I will have to get some more tomorrow.
I know this is not the factory color but this is not going to be a restoration rather an updated version of an awesome saw.