Delta Machinery originally known as The Delta Specialty Company, was founded in 1919 by Herbert Tautz. From the beginning Delta’s goal was to produce quality, innovative woodworking equipment. Their first successful product, the “American Boy” introduced in 1923, was a hand-operated scroll saw that paved the way for future electric powered scroll saws. By 1928 their “HandiShop,” a multi-tool unit, was put into production and consisted of a Wagner-grade motor, a disc sander, scroll saw and a steel-bed lathe. At the time purchasing a HandiShop was a significant investment but was still a popular tool for home workshops. A year later they followed the HandiShop with a jointer and circular saw combination.
The company continued to pioneer stationary power tools and by the late 1930’s had produced equipment in key product categories still manufactured today. Important product launches in that decade included a 6-in jointer, an 8-speed wood lathe, a reversible wood shaper, bench and floor grinders, an abrasive belt sander and a 17-in drill press.
Delta Machinery became a household name in the 1980’s when the company decided to expand its product line to include consumer-grade bench top tools. By offering less expensive, lighter-duty power tools Delta Machinery became accessible to home owners and in 1992 introduced a 10-in motorized miter saw, a first of many tools designed for jobsite construction ideal for contractors, remodelers and builders.
A trusted name in woodworking tools, Delta Machinery designs, manufactures and distributes a wide collection of stationary woodworking tools including saws, jointers, planers, drill presses and mortisers, lathes, bench grinders, sanders, dust collectors as well as a variety of accessories and attachments.