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08-16-2016 02:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw delta 36-714 used tool tools question

Looking to buy a used table saw and came across this ad on craigslist. It says the saw, Delta 36-714, is on sale for $150. That seems really low. Also in the ad it says the saw needs new belts. So my questions is, how much risk is there in buying a saw where you can’t actually make a test cut. I don’t really want to buy a used saw and put so much work and money into fixing it up if I could just buy a new saw for the same money. Any opinions are appreciated.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/tls/5728938197.html


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#1 posted 08-16-2016 02:46 PM

For $150 with a Biese I’d definitely take a shot. The motor and wings are worth more than $150. The Biese fence is worth at least that (it’s not shown, but is mentioned, so double check on that). Belts should be cheap and not that hard to find or install. The saw is priced low IMO and will probably sell fast.

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 02:57 PM

I hope you didn’t wait too long, that is a killer deal. Belts are not a big deal you should be able to get them pretty cheap. I would just make sure the motor runs, still even if the motor is bad thats a great deal. IMO That saw is so much better then the new Delta saw that is sold at lowes.

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 03:47 PM

The seller will accept a craftsman drill in trade? Go to Sears and buy a $75 cordless drill.

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 03:56 PM

That’s a very good deal, the rust off the top should clean up very easily and belts aren’t very expensive. I would want to know why it needs new belts as they usually last a very long time unless someone did something they shouldn’t have (like run the saw under load for a while with loose belts). Jump on it quick before it’s gone and keep us updated as to how it turned out.

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 04:03 PM

I would be pounding on their door with my $$ in my pocket and a truck outside to haul it home in a heartbeat. As long as it looked good when I got there the transaction would be really quick.

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 04:34 PM

I emailed the seller a couple of hours ago and am still waiting on a reply. The ad also hasn’t been taken down so I’m hoping its still for sale. Now I just have to figure out how I would move it.

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 07:14 PM

Good luck on what looks to be a great deal.

There is only ONE reason not to buy it, IMHO, and that’s if it has a 3 phase motor. Buying a single phase can be costly.

That said, this is what hey used to call the “Hybrid saw”, it’s not the same as a unisaw. and only came in single phase with a 1-3/4 (claimed) HP rating.

Do not confuse this with the Unisaw!
Looks can be deceiving, no unisaw parts will fit “under the hood!”

If it’s single phase, Just buy it IMHO. It sold for about a grand in the day.

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 07:26 PM

Here’s a thread with some more info on this saw;
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/57762

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 07:34 PM

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-36714-type-hybrid-saw-parts-c-3275_3334_14053.html

Parts list, FYI the belt is discontinued, but my solution has always worked walk into an auto-part store with belt, walk out with one about the same size :)

Another option is the “link belts” which are guaranteed to fit, but cost a little more.

Here’s the Amazon review page for the slightly newer version;
https://www.amazon.com/Delta-36-716-10-Inch-30-Inch-Unifence/product-reviews/B0007SXGIS

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 08:19 PM



Good luck on what looks to be a great deal.

There is only ONE reason not to buy it, IMHO, and that s if it has a 3 phase motor. Buying a single phase can be costly.

That said, this is what hey used to call the “Hybrid saw”, it s not the same as a unisaw. and only came in single phase with a 1-3/4 (claimed) HP rating.

Do not confuse this with the Unisaw!
Looks can be deceiving, no unisaw parts will fit “under the hood!”

If it s single phase, Just buy it IMHO. It sold for about a grand in the day.

- CyberDyneSystems

Thanks to VFDs, 3 phase motors aren’t a big deal anymore. For <$200 you can get a VFD that’ll work with ANY table saw. I personally prefer the VFD’ed 3 phase to just a plain 1 phase due to the speed up/slowdown times as well as the ease of adding things like a remote switch.

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 09:47 PM

Heard back from the seller. It’s also missing the arbor nut and the handle for the blade angle adjustment. Those should be easy fixes I would think. Headed over to check if out shortly.

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#12 posted 08-17-2016 06:20 PM

Let us know how it turns out!

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#13 posted 08-17-2016 06:51 PM

I bought that saw last night, took me the better part of the evening to get it back to my house. I haven’t had a chance to thoroughly look over it yet but it seems to be in decent shape. It’s missing those few parts I already mentioned and needs to be cleaned up but I think it will work out nicely. The seller said he got it basically for free from his rich cabinet maker neighbor who had just purchased a new saw for his shop and wanted it gone. And the seller decided it was too much saw for his needs so that’s why he was selling it.

Does anyone know a source for owners manuals on used tools?

I have to say I am blown away by you guys. This is my first post on this site and I am surprised by the amount of replies I got and the speed at which you guys post.

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#14 posted 08-17-2016 06:53 PM

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#15 posted 08-17-2016 06:55 PM

Does anyone know a source for owners manuals on used tools?

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/37648/Delta-36-714.html

Cheers,
Brad

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

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