Old Arn 14" Delta Bandsaw

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Project by F Dudak posted 11-24-2009 02:30 AM 6503 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

Just wanted to share a weekend score! Picked this bandsaw up on Sunday for 50 bucks after seeing it in the local Craigslist under general items for sale. I am very lucky that it was posted there because if it was posted in tools for sale it wouldn’t have lasted. As you can see from the pictures most of the rust is just on the surface. The motor is not shown in the pictures but did come with the saw. It is a General Electric motor with oil reserviors that keep the bearings lubricated.

I would get so mad when I would go to OWWM and see the old arn that guys would score for ridiculously low prices. I’m happy to say that I have finally found a diamond in the rough. The dog is guarding it with her life!

I’ll post restored picks once I am done.

Forgot to mention it came with the light! I took it off so it wouldn’t get damaged.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 02:33 AM

Great score. Does it have more than 6” cutting height? Looks like it from the photo, but no riser block.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 02:45 AM

Nice score. I paid $100 for mine a few months ago.

Here she is today!! I upgraded it to 1hp and added Carter guides.

WayneC…....resaw height is about 6 1/8”

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 02:56 AM

very cool purchase, I can have it when? just kidding.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 03:21 AM

Nice score Fred. I have yet to find that kind of deal.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 04:37 AM

well sense were using OWWM terms happy sliding.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#6 posted 11-24-2009 05:38 AM

Looks like you got a good deal Fred. You should have a great band saw when you get done.

-- John @

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#7 posted 11-24-2009 06:14 AM

that’s what I keep looking for… I check my local craigslist often. if I find something, I might debate it overnight. Check back the next day and it is gone.

Well done… enjoy…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#8 posted 11-24-2009 06:34 AM

Congrats Fred,
She looks like a real beauty. You did a nice job cleaning it up and upgrading it. I’d love to hear how the Carter guides work out too.

Take care,


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#9 posted 11-24-2009 06:41 AM

Nice score, Fred.

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#10 posted 11-24-2009 04:23 PM

I restored a 1937 Delta this past spring. Stripped the old paint using the electrolisys method. The great thing about the 14” Delta is that things haven’t changed much since 1937. There were a couple of parts that I needed to replace but they were easily sourced from and even Sears service.

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#11 posted 11-24-2009 09:25 PM

Nice Find! Looks like you have some work ahead of you

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#12 posted 11-25-2009 01:55 PM

What a find. See the old GE motor was mothballed. I am a sucker for old tool finds. Great job restoring it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 11-25-2009 04:34 PM

sweet! love the old stuff


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#14 posted 09-20-2010 06:25 AM

When I saw the thumbnail of this I thought it was a projector 8-)

Nice find.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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#15 posted 09-20-2010 06:57 AM

Inherited that same saw from my dad, works great. You can still get parts for it, I broke the cast iron angle casting and the old guy at my hardware store found one, $16.00. Don’t forget pics when your done.

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