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Forum topic by jwillie4308 posted 01-01-2010 06:14 PM 1148 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jwillie4308

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01-01-2010 06:14 PM

Found this saw on craiglist, he is asking $365. I welcome your opinions. I just want to buy good quality equipment without buying new. Here is a picture. Can I still get parts for this? Motor etc? Can’t find a owners manual.

Some specs are as follows…

model no. PM-422-15-651-0001
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad31/jwillie4308/HPIM0421.jpg

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Gary

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#1 posted 01-01-2010 06:39 PM

Why do you not want to buy new?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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jwillie4308

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 07:34 PM

I just want to be as economical as possible. Don’t like paying retail prices if I can find hardly used at used equipment prices. I don’t mind used equipment if it of good or better quality than new now. Hope that makes sense.

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lilredweldingrod

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 05:33 AM

I had one in the 70’s. I would pass on this one. Way to much money for this saw. You good at dodging?
I gave mine to a son-in-law I did not care for. Of course just my humble opinion.

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gerrym526

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 10:24 PM

Call Delta Technical Service directly, give them the model number, and ask about replacement parts, motor, etc. They’ll give you honest answers.
Can’t tell from the photo what the horsepower of the motor is, but if it’s 1.5 or less, my opinion is that you’re better off wtih a new saw for not much more money.
The cast iron table always wows a potential buyer because it looks so solid (that’s how they used to build them years ago, even the inexpensive Craftsman TS’s from the 50’s). However, that fence, from what I can see of it is a piece of junk! You’ll have a tough time keeping it adjusted, and the length of the front rail doesn’t allow for using the fence to the left of the blade for safely bevel ripping.
Just my two cents on this.
Gerry

-- Gerry

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jwillie4308

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 01:32 AM

Thanks, that why i posted.

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willy3486

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 02:15 AM

I prefer used over new anytime. I had a newer scroll saw I replaced with a older delta. For me the old stuff just does better. As far as parts goes I have never junked anything due to not finding parts except for stuff made after the 70s. I can find stuff for older easier than new made stuff. There is sites dedicated to old stuff like the owwm.com site. They have all kinds of stuff to download. Anyway I have passed on many more than I ever buy. For me personally its more than I would want to spend and too new. My dad gave 150 bucks for the powermatic I have now. It is made so good that he used it for years and I inherited it and I am using it. The delta scroll saw I have now I passed on probably 5-10 of them before I found it. So if you pass on a few before you get one don’t worry about it. And as far as older stuff goes I prefer the ones that have a belt driven motor. That way you can replace it easier. Some of the new stuff has motors so odd you have to stick with the makers motors, and they usually price them almost as high as replacing them.

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 04:28 AM

My first saw was a 9 ” Beaver Rockwell and i built my whole kitchen with it. Since buying a new General cabinet saw i dont know how i did without it. Every cut i had to do i had to use a tape measure on the front and back of the fence. If you like the saw offer a 150 max.

Dave

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jwillie4308

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 05:09 AM

Thanks guys there are lots of other saw, I will pass on this one. Willy thanks for the new site and great information.

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willy3486

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 02:06 PM

If you are thinking about buying old stuff I have a way of estimating if its a good deal. Without reposting the whole info it is kinda long you can check it out. There was another fellow asked a similar question and I told him how I estimated its value. I start at half the value then estimate the pros and cons. Check it out its at
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/13135

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