LumberJocks

Rockwell Model 14 Bandsaw Reviews

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by COMO posted 761 days ago 6508 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View COMO's profile

COMO

20 posts in 816 days


761 days ago

I was in local pawn shop and saw a Rockwell Model 14 Bandsaw for sale. I am fairly new to woodworking and do not have a band saw and would like one but am in no paticular hurry. Let me first say I am cheap or my wife would say frugal. They were asking 350 for the saw. I looked online and found a little info on the saw but figured I would check here as I have learned alot while searching this site. Right now space is limited to my garge. In the next 3-4 years we are looking at moving back to MO when we do my full intentions are to buy a house with a shop and in doing so upgrade some of my tools. Some tools wont make the trip from CO to MO. Is this saw a decent saw to get me by until we move and what would it be worth. Its not as big as I would like but space is limited. Thanks for any help


5 replies so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

109273 posts in 2078 days


#1 posted 761 days ago

I don’t know about this saw but many others recommend Rikon or Grizzly you might compair and see how they come out price wise to the saw your looking at or a good brand name used saw, Frugal is good but some times spending another $100 will make a world of difference .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View BlankMan's profile

BlankMan

1487 posts in 1854 days


#2 posted 761 days ago

Does it look like this or this? Usually you can’t go wrong with old iron, I actually prefer it and have done quite a few restorations. The stuff was built stronger in the old days, before computers and simulations telling them just how little material they can get a way with now a days. Can’t say if that’s a good price or not, a lot will say it’s too much cuz it’s old, not understanding. Me, I’d pay it, but I’d also try to get them down first. $300, $250 would be good. But I’d look it over first and run it. Check the tires, how it tracks, the bearings for blade tracking, tensioning mechanism, listen to the motor bearings, wheel bearings, check for any play, the table trunnions, etc..

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3186 posts in 2461 days


#3 posted 761 days ago

If it a newer Rockwell brand (since the demise of the Delta Rockwell stuff), I’d be cautious. Will they let you run it/try a cut or two?
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View BlankMan's profile

BlankMan

1487 posts in 1854 days


#4 posted 761 days ago

Bill, if you’re talking about the Rockwell that makes the BladeRunner and Sonicrafter, I don’t think they make bandsaws and if they did I’d stay away from it too!

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

View COMO's profile

COMO

20 posts in 816 days


#5 posted 761 days ago

Blankman- It looks like the second one.
I will probably hold off as I am in no hurry to buy a band saw. I may go by and try a low ball offer. They probably dont have much in it so you never know. Thanks for all the info.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase