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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 11-11-2016 03:41 AM 830 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-11-2016 03:41 AM

I have a picture that shows the model number but it is hard to read. Maybe 28-860? Or 660 it tried to do some google searches but could not find any that would match those combinations.

-- Colorado Springs, CO


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#1 posted 11-11-2016 03:54 AM

I’d be all over it at that price.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 04:00 AM

Thanks for the input JayT do you by any chance know the model # by the picture or the look of it?

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 04:12 AM

Model number doesn’t matter much… they change depending on motor size, stand shipped on and other accessories. For the actual saw itself, a 14” Delta bandsaw is a 14” Delta bandsaw except for some very minor changes over the years, like hinged wheel covers instead of secured by knobs. Generic model number is 28-200 for wood, 28-300 for wood/metal model. That might be a 28-3xx, which is a wood/metal version.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 11-11-2016 04:28 AM

that’s what I found 28-300
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/rockwell-delta-model-28-300-14-metal-cutting-bandsaw-140924/

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#5 posted 11-11-2016 04:33 AM

Do you all think it is a good buy baring any big issues? Or even if there is some issues some TLC can fix it would still be worth it?

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#6 posted 11-11-2016 05:11 AM

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-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#7 posted 11-11-2016 12:07 PM



Do you all think it is a good buy baring any big issues? Or even if there is some issues some TLC can fix it would still be worth it?

- LucasWoods

Definitely, I’m surprised it’s not sold already. As Mr Unix said, it’s a 14in Delta and there are so many out there and even more clones that small parts are not an issue. As long as nothing major is wrong (and it looks in too good of shape for that to be the case) it’s a bargain. Around here that saw would have been listed for $400 or more and sold within a couple hours of being posted—and I’m in a more sparsely populated area than you.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 11-11-2016 12:57 PM

I agree with JayT. Those saws go for a good bit more than $200 around here too. Even at auctions, $300 wouldn’t be unusual. I’d pick it up for $200 in a hearbeat if nothing major’s wrong with it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 11-11-2016 01:31 PM

I hope for your sake it’s still there …
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#10 posted 11-11-2016 02:13 PM

It’s not posted to Craigslist yet. Bought some clamps from the guy and he said he has some more stuff since I told him I am a woodworker. Later that night sent me some pictures. So I don’t think he is super motivated to sell the stuff quickly so I hope that will give my wife some time to get on board with the bandsaw purchase

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#11 posted 11-11-2016 02:17 PM

Tell the wife to have a sammich ready for you when you get back with your new bandsaw and you’ll make her a purty jewelry box with it…. problem solved ;)

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#12 posted 11-11-2016 02:21 PM

I see the same thing regularly posted for $500 – $600 in my area. I was the second in line for one advertised for $165, the first guy got it. Don’t hesitate, worst case scenario you could easily double if not triple your money if you don’t want to hang onto it.

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#13 posted 11-11-2016 02:53 PM

dude you should be driving as soon as possible – and buy that!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 11-11-2016 02:56 PM

Go get it.
I have one I inherited from my Dad. He bought it new in the 70s. I recently put new tires on it.

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#15 posted 11-11-2016 03:34 PM

Buy that saw, pronto and make sure you’ve got plenty of extra cash in your pockets. If, as you say, he has some more “stuff” to sell that he hasn’t posted to CL, it could be a good opportunity to steal a few more shop essentials.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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