older rockwell 34-440 table saw

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Forum topic by jaydubya posted 09-30-2010 04:00 AM 3504 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2010 04:00 AM

Is this a decent saw for the money? Its best offer so maybe I could get it for 150ish. Id have to have my dad pick it up and check it out

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 04:50 AM

my dad has an old 10” delta rockwell saw I used to use on jobs. It looks very similar but it is hard to tell if it is the same saw from the photos. I can’t remember the model # so I can’t tell you for sure but I would gladly use my dad’s saw over any other contractor saw I have used. I have used ryobi, jet, grizzly, craftsmen and ridgid and that old delta cuts smoother than anything. $175 is a great price for that saw. I know the newer models aren’t as solidly built so I guess a good way to test is if you feel like you’re going to blow a disk when you pick it up, it is probably an older model and worth every penny.


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#2 posted 09-30-2010 05:00 AM

That is a very good saw for what it is. I have had four of them and they were used primarily for job saws. The last one I had I bought new in about 78 or somewhere in there. I gave it to a good friend last year. Just so you understand correctly, that saw was used near daily, ridden hard and put up wet. Never failed me except when you would push the envelope with it. Most were 1 .5 hp. Some were 2hp. I would put it ahead of anything I have seen in recent years less than 1200.00. For hobby use, it could very well be your last one.
Good luck with it.JB

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 05:53 AM

makin me want to hit “buy it now”. the only thing about it is I wouldnt be able to inspect it before buying

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 03:03 AM

If it runs ok, then it might be worth cleaning and truing up. On this type of saw the fence alignment is OK at best, so you will probably have to measure the fence from both the front and back of the blade when you want truer cut. But its a start. A lot of us started on saws like this and made some pretty cool stuff.

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