||Delta calls this model a Metal - Wood Cutting Multi - Speed bandsaw.
It is a heavy cousin of their common wood cutting saw and includes an oil bath gear
box in the base casting. A push-pull knob in the side box allows changing the
gearing from high speed range for wood cutting, to low speed range for metal cutting.
Of course it has the normal stepped belt sheaves to further change speeds within a
These old bandsaws did not include a dust collection provision, and what they put
on the current production saws is only slightly better than nothing at all. The old
sheet metal bases did include a chute out the back for dust. I have adapted a hood
to pickup the chute in the back, and designed another hood to pick up dust directly under
the table. Click this link
to see how I mounted this dust collector.