|Forum topic by Bob Areddy||posted 01-30-2010 10:36 PM||1012 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-30-2010 10:36 PM
I think I got a pretty good deal here… been checking Craigslist for the last couple of months, and found a Delta 28-276 14” bandsaw for $300. Went to see it and looked great to me. A guy who bought a business had a bunch of extra machinery in the deal. This saw is going for almost $600 new…. On a side note, he had some other GIANT bandsaws. This one had about 6 foot throat on it. The machine itself was about 12 feet tall. He also had some shapers with some very odd looking cutters. He wasn’t even sure what they were used for.
I had read good and bad about this saw. Perhaps I got a “good” one, especially since most of the problems I read about were when the tool came out of the box.
I know most swear by the Timberwolf blade, but I had an itch to get this thing up and running, so I bought a Rigid 1/2” blade for $12. Took maybe 15 minutes to clean and tune up the saw… Dang, this thing works great! I haven’t used a bandsaw since highschool (more than 20 years), and I can already see this is another tool that I wondered how I got along with out it (I’ll tell you how, jigsaw + tons of sanding). It tracked without a problem, and was very simple to adjust.
Next stop, I need a deal on a lathe…
-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood