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Forum topic by DIYaholic posted 08-12-2012 10:16 PM 984 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DIYaholic

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08-12-2012 10:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw machine purchase craigslist question

I have a lead on an older Delta Bandsaw, on CL. I could use some sage advise, regarding the potential pitfalls of this machine. I realize that a picture only goes so far, but I will be viewing the machine soon. I’m waiting on model # and additional information from the owner. I’m looking for any input, the great folks here could provide.

Thank you!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?


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#1 posted 08-12-2012 10:24 PM

Deal! Cant tell w/the pic, but looks like some sorta riser is on it. If it works…awesome find.

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 10:24 PM

Hey Randy – it’s an older one, but they built them solid – looks like a newer riser kit installed – For $50…..go for it! You can really tune these old Delta’s up…..no worries.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 10:30 PM

In a heart beat, in a NewYork minute.

I have one and although its not really a re-saw bandsaw, its still far better then half the crap sold today at a fraction of the price.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 10:31 PM

Shane beat me to the punch, but I scored a sweet Delta bandsaw on CL and when I got there, he informs me it’s in the basement…...long story short, he says, I’ll hold the door for ya when you carry it up the steps…..

They are heavy enough that you don’t want to lug it yourself!!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 10:31 PM

Guys,
Thanks for the quick reply!!! One can always count on a LJ to come through with the info/help you’re looking for. THANK YOU!!!

Great to hear. I was most curious about replacement parts, are they available, hence the need for a model #. I’m waiting to hear back from the owner. tick, tock, tick, tock…......

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 10:35 PM

There are all kinds of generic parts that work on this saw, including new tires, springs, wheels, but all and all…………….it probably wont need it.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 10:37 PM

Moron,
Thanks, good info regarding resawing.

Jeff,
If it is in his basement, then I will only need to dig a three mile tunnel into my basement shop. Easy, Peazy!!! I also have a 12VDC winch that should make the lob a little easier.

Time will tell, if this comes to be….....

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 10:41 PM

Take it before i drive the 400 miles to get it. Any part you would need to replace is still plenty available.
cant tell from the picture but whether it’s a 10, 12, or 14” it’s worth $50.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#9 posted 08-12-2012 10:43 PM

Randy – skip the dinner and cold ones tonight…..get it done! Bring your shovel….just in case.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#10 posted 08-12-2012 10:52 PM

OnlyJustMe,
I appreciate the input, thanks!

Jeff,
I’ll need the calories from dinner for the tunnel work & the cold ones for a reward for a CL Score & work performed!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#11 posted 08-12-2012 10:55 PM

Randy, it’s a DEAL!
You can swap the cold ones for free coffee at McDonald’s.

-- My terrible signature...

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#12 posted 08-12-2012 10:57 PM

I’ld bet you could buy that, paint it, and re-sell it for 10x’s what he’s asking

but what would be the point in that as you would have to then buy one again at the Borg and get a fraction of the value…….

Jump on it.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 08-12-2012 10:57 PM

Looks pretty boss to me. Scope out how many HP the motor is … 3/4hp will cut it but a little more juice wouldnt hurt either. Definately worth an interview.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#14 posted 08-12-2012 11:00 PM

used motors are a dime a dozen, so its a no brainer even if the motor is dead

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 08-12-2012 11:03 PM

It is in the hands of the owner, just waiting to hear from him.

Thank you everyone for the great information. I hope that I was the first inquiry and no one else has shown any interest!!! I’m crossing my fingers, toes and even my legs. My legs are crossed mainly because I really need to “Pee”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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