[Woodworkers] Delta/Rockwell Overarm Router

Ron Odum rodum233 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 11:48:12 PDT 2022

WOW!  Good job. I've always enjoyed refurbishing old tools and then using

On Tue, Jul 26, 2022, 12:43 PM Gary C Williams via Woodworkers <
woodworkers at lists.sawdusters.org> wrote:

> I don't how many of you have seen one of these, but they come around every
> so often.
> Rockwell made these I think in the early 70's for a few years. There are
> two models. A 115 volt and a 230 volt.
> They were advertised then as a router/shaper. The router head can be
> removed from the overhead arm and mounted under the table
> to be used as either a router or a shaper. One of the accessories that was
> available, was a 1/2" router shaft that would accept shaper bits.
> One of the great features is that there is a foot pedal which moves the
> table up and down, so it can actually be used as a mortising machine.
> Another great feature is the router head can rotate on the arm for either
> angle shaping or angle mortising.
> I bought it a couple of years ago and it has been sitting in the corner
> waiting for me to rehab it.
> I tore it completely apart, removed all the rust, primed everything with a
> red oxide primer, and painted
> it with two coats of Sherwin Williams industrial oil based paint, colored
> matched to the inside of one of the small panels.
> I am now in the process of putting it back together and have a question.
> There are six internal pivot points and I am wondering what is the best
> way to lubricate them without attracting sawdust?
> You can see in the second picture, four of the pivot points.
> I cleaned all the pins and waxed them with a high quality carnauba car
> wax.
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> Thanks as always
> Gary Williams
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