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Forum topic by Southsider posted 06-05-2018 04:17 AM 1170 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2018 04:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta jointer bandsaw band saw shaper cabinet saw lathe restoration flood tool tools

Hi everyone. I just came across a ln add for some delta tools that had previously been under 3 feet of water in a basement. Owner said they have dried out and has tested a few of them and they are running. He is only asking $150 per tool. My question to all of you is, What type of issues can I expect to find in these tools from being under water? Would the cost of restoring them negate the cheap buying price?
Here is the list of tools for sale:

Delta DJ-20 Jointer
Delta Cabinet Saw
Delta 12” Lathe 46-701
Delta 14” closed stand bandsaw
Delta Shaper

Like I said he’s asking $150 each and discount for buying multiple tools. I don’t currently own anything of these tools minus the table saw.

Any input is appreciated!

Cheers,
T


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#1 posted 06-05-2018 04:23 AM

i would’ve bought everything yesterday.

Bearings, belts and maybe a starter.

Seriously. I’ve restored/repaired at least a dozen pieces of equipment that was flooded in 2016 here in LA and the worst part was cleaning.

Where are you? I’d drive up to 8hrs to pick all that up.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 06-05-2018 04:26 AM

Really. Get it all now. Call him first thing. I’d be surprised if it’s still there but give it a shot. Someone like me would have it unpacked in my shop ready to clean with belts and bearings and knives and blades ordered by now.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 06-05-2018 05:59 AM

The main issue is with ruined electrical
components in basic machines like those.
If the motors run and the switches work
consider them to be running on borrowed
time, but who knows, they could last for
years.

Other stuff like surface rust, spoiled bearings
and whatnot can be repaired at minimal
expense with some elbow grease.

It’s nice equipment, worth salvaging I’d say
and if it runs now all the better.

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#4 posted 06-05-2018 01:40 PM

Make a total bid for all items, like $500 for all.

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#5 posted 06-05-2018 01:42 PM

I’m wondering how many people have clicked on the OP profile in the hopes they could find out where he lives. haha

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#6 posted 06-05-2018 01:55 PM

Definitely worth buying and restoring/fixing.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 06-05-2018 02:07 PM

HURRY before rule #5 bites you in the a$$ :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 06-05-2018 04:10 PM

Been trying to get in touch with the guy since last night. Told him I will take them all off his hands. He’s getting back to me later today. Thanks for the replies! I’ll keep you posted.

By the way, I live in Chicago

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#9 posted 06-05-2018 04:13 PM

The DJ-20 in particular is a great tool. You’ll enjoy it.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 06-05-2018 04:26 PM

A bit too far for me.

I wouldn’t push him too hard.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 06-05-2018 08:12 PM

Check out what I found on Facebook Marketplace.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/192804694704617

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#12 posted 06-05-2018 08:32 PM

Darn it. $150 for a DJ 20. Throw in a new belt, knives, bearings and clean it up, you’ll get $900 for it easy.

I wish I was there…

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#13 posted 06-05-2018 09:42 PM



Check out what I found on Facebook Marketplace.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/192804694704617

- Southsider

Yikes. That stuff looks rough.

-- My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.

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#14 posted 06-05-2018 10:19 PM

I’ve rebuilt worse.

It’s worth we’ll over 150$ a piece in parts alone.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#15 posted 06-05-2018 10:46 PM

Remember he was paid by his insurance co., broken pipe? Or flood?

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