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jerseygeorge

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09-10-2015 04:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta rockwell radial arm saw

For sale a very unique Delta Radial Arm saw. My guess is a mid 1960’s vintage. And as you can see this is in almost “un-used” condition. I was in the machinery business many years ago and picked this up from an estate. As you can see the table is the original table, and has never been cut into. I wrapped in plastic wrap and have never cut a piece of wood on it. I have owned it about twenty years.

I have not put a price on this, preferring to negotiate a fair price with a collector.

Location is Watchung, NJ. Central Jersey.


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jcv

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 11:42 PM

1962 model. Sweet machine.

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#2 posted 09-11-2015 11:00 AM

Thank you for checking that out. Is there a website for looking that up? I have an old, slightly unique drill press I wanted to resesarch.

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 11:55 AM

Hey George, go to OWWM.com, they will have most of the information you need. Isn’t that called a Turret Radial Arm?

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 12:18 PM

Thanks. No I will post separately. It is a 15” utility drill press, built like the higher end ones with six splines, but the depth gage is different than any I have seen. It is not the standard post with a nut around it that we are all used to. Never saw before or after.

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 01:26 PM

Isn’t it going to be difficult to avoid lowball offers if you don’t know what it’s worth? You may be disappointed with what radial arms saws are currently worth vs. what they might have been at one point in time.

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#6 posted 09-11-2015 01:34 PM



Isn t it going to be difficult to avoid lowball offers if you don t know what it s worth? You may be disappointed with what radial arms saws are currently worth vs. what they might have been at one point in time.

- bigblockyeti


^^^ This.

I’d be afraid to make an offer for fear of upsetting you into thinking I was trying to lowball you and I may not have a clue as to what they are worth either. Dang fine machine though.

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#7 posted 09-11-2015 02:13 PM

I’d love to have one of these older Delta RAS. I’d put my Craftsman out to the curb in a heartbeat!

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jerseygeorge

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#8 posted 09-11-2015 02:48 PM



Hey George, go to OWWM.com, they will have most of the information you need. Isn t that called a Turret Radial Arm?

- Clarkie

Not sure if they called it a turret arm or not, but the Delta design has the advantage that when you go from left to right you are mostly cutting over the center of the table. Also the arm of any radial saw “drops” as the motor is brought forward. Something to do with gravity. With this design the support is in the middle so when the motor goes back it deflects a little, and when moving forward deflects a little. But overall less than a Dewalt type. Also the controls for left right angling are closer to the user. Lots of advantages to this design, that is why they were more expensive new.

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jerseygeorge

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#9 posted 09-11-2015 02:51 PM

OK all. New to the board here. Removed the “no low ball offers” so as not to scare anyone away. I still think that someone that realizes what this is worth will email me and say “holy cow, that is an amazing tool, lets talk”. And we will come to a fair price. Maybe I am wrong.

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 03:01 PM

Give us a “ball park” idea of what price range you think you’re in.

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#11 posted 10-17-2015 08:06 PM

This looks very similar to the 1959 Delta Rockwell super 900 RAS that I recently purchased. Got it as a package deal with a Delta Milwaukee deluxe 4” jointer of similar vintage for $250. That said, I would expect between 100-200 would be fair for pricing

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#12 posted 10-17-2015 10:23 PM

Do I hear $225?

Forgive the lightheartedness but I can’t take much of anything serious. Hopefully nostalgia is alive and the fine looking saw brings what it deserves. Count me out though. I’m just a penniless old pensioner.

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#13 posted 10-17-2015 10:35 PM

Does it run, after sitting for twenty years that may be one point to cover…Now I’ll go sit next to markf.

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#14 posted 10-18-2015 01:07 PM

You might find more info here:

http://forums.delphiforums.com/woodbutcher/messages/6554/1

It’s a DeWalt RAS forum, on the left side of the page is a section covering Delta RAS. That is a desirable saw.

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