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Forum topic by James Gallo posted 09-16-2015 03:34 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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James Gallo

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09-16-2015 03:34 PM

Hi, I currently own a Delta 28-203 14” bandsaw that I have been having issues with lately. The problems started after I bought a Carter Ratchet-Rod tensioner. The rod (acme threads) slipped off if the saw frame and slid between the frame and the upper wheel housing. The rod was bent and I had a heck of a time getting it out. I ended up having to cut it, but I still have enough length to use it.
Then, as I was adjusting a 1/2” blade to the center of the tire, the thumb screw became very tight. I assumed it was because of the 1/2” blade, which I had never used before. A pair of vise grips on the steel thumb screw to adjust just a little more, and you guessed it, the thumb screw snapped off, leaving me no way to adjust the blade.
When I bought this saw off of an old timer, he had that saw in pristine condition and tuned like a fine violin. I feel so bad that I have mangled this saw into the condition it now sits.
I was just about to call Iturra and order his style of heavy duty tension system, but before I had a chance to call him, I saw this saw on craigslist.
Is anyone familiar with this saw, and does this seem like a fair price for it?

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/tls/5223739166.html

I will still repair and upgrade my Delta before I either sell it, or just keep it, though I have no room for two bandsaws.
Thanks for any guidance that you might offer.

Jim

-- Jg, Pittsburgh


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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 09-16-2015 05:04 PM

At $350 you should be on your way to pick it up

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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b2rtch

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#2 posted 09-16-2015 05:07 PM

$350.00 for a 16” , go get it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Run !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Bert

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daddywoofdawg

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 05:27 PM

And why isn’t this thread titled look what I stole for 350?
I would find a place to keep the other saw,and put a 1/4” blade or what ever you use alot,then you don’t have to change blades all the time.That’s my goal.

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ChefHDAN

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 08:18 PM

Let’s see…$350 for a Laguna 16” + maybe $75 in parts to sell the delta for $250 = A Laguna 16” for $175….

I’m going to be pro active!!!! YOU SUCK!

Damn I wish I was closer to Pittsburg!

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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ste6168

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 08:46 PM

Looks like it’s gone. Hopefully the OP scooped it up.

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James Gallo

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#6 posted 09-17-2015 02:28 PM

The guy sold it out from under me. I hate the way some craigslisters do business!

-- Jg, Pittsburgh

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BurlyBob

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 03:58 PM

Know what you mean. I checked out a sandblasting cabinet just before quitting time. Said I’d be back in the morning with a pickup. It was gone when I showed up at 10am. The night before he said he hadn’t had a bite in 2 months. He wasn’t very concerned about the deal we’d agree to, “Oh Well” was all I got from him.

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Rick M

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#8 posted 09-17-2015 04:23 PM

As someone who sells stuff on Craigslist, do you have any idea how many people email, call, or text and tell me they will be right over, or come tomorrow, and then never show? Quite a few. If someone shows with the cash, it’s sold. I will have the courtesy of telling you so you don’t waste time coming over but first come, first serve. Matter of fact, I always assume the person won’t show and only agree to meet at my convenience. Couple of tips I’ve learned the hard way: The more questions they ask, the less likely they will show up. People who negotiate price NEVER show up.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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James Gallo

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#9 posted 09-17-2015 06:53 PM

Yea Rick, I know exactly how many people do that because I sell a lot of items on Craigslist. However, the first person who contacts me, gets first shot at the item. If they don’t show, or try to lowball me, I go to the next person in order. I’ve been screwed too many times, so I try to be as fair as I possibly can.

-- Jg, Pittsburgh

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 09-17-2015 07:11 PM

Cash in hand wins out every time. As does OWWM rule #5.

Look at it this way… you now have more of a reason to get that Delta back in pristine condition and tuned like a fine violin.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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James Gallo

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#11 posted 09-17-2015 07:35 PM

You are right Brad, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to call Iturra tomorrow.

-- Jg, Pittsburgh

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