Well, the Delta moving management has hit me.
Somehow or another I bent the shaft on my Delta miter saw. I need to
replace the jackshaft assembly. I ordered one from Tool Parts Direct.
I have used them before and they are fairly quick, though all Delta
parts are backordered. After a week of no action, I called and found
out that Delta is moving their parts distribution to SC and everything
is at a standstill. Delta can't give an ETA. I called them and they
said maybe in 2 weeks (3 weeks ago). I e-mailed Delta to complain.
They asked what parts I needed so I replied with that information. Now
they won't answer any e-mail from me.
I'm stuck. It has been over a month and I have no idea if I will even
be able to aquire the part or when, if ever.
Should I just trash this tool and buy another with some other name on
the side? Are all my Delta tools now just so much junk.
Believe it or not, check on eBay. There are a couple of Delta parts
suppliers who sell there. I bought a brand new motor for my Delta BOSS
spindle sander from these folks a year or so ago for $45, about half of
what Delta wanted:
Delta is kinda in a transition again as they have recently been sold and
bought again. On a good note more of their products are being built in
the US again on a bad note their manufacturing facility appears to be TINY.
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