Greetings and Salutations...
Friday afternoon, while in a semi-fruitless
search to replace the 6' stepladder that grew legs and
walked off sometime in the last month or so, I ran
across the above disk sander in a local pawn shop.
Since they were having a 20% off sale, I could not
resist giving it a home for $45.
It looks like a large (7" or so) angle
grinder, and may be old, but it is in great shape.
I pulled it apart and check bearings, etc, and
found that not only were they in good shape,
but, the grease in the spiral gear that spins
the disk was in great shape too.
Cleaned it up, put a new plug on the
end of the remaining cord (It had gotten sanded
at some point, and, fixed with solder and electrical
tape), and fired it up. It works great.
Now..this is not really a gloat (although
it WILL make my work on the 36" drum sander go a
bit quicker when I am cleaning up the welds), but
rather a query as to whether anyone has a pointer
to a manual/parts list for this monster.
I am going to call Delta on Monday,
but, I fear that it may be old enough that they
will have nothing for me but a blank look.
I DID go ahead and replace 2 8x32 screws
and 1 10x32 screw that held part of the handle in
place, as their heads were a bit nasty...but that