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08-14-2012 12:07 AM

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So I found a bench top band saw on our local “Buy, Sell, Trade”. Here is a pic of it.

They were asking $60 originally. Had agreed upon $40 and then someone else offered them $50. Both deals fell through and now I’m third in line. It’s a Delta BS 100 9”. They want me to pick it up tonight… which is impossible. But I think they would hold it for me till tomorrow.

Pro’s… Con’s… Good deal?


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#1 posted 08-14-2012 12:08 AM

Good deal.
After all, it’s a Delta!

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 12:09 AM

It’s also seems like Ina great condition.l

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 12:11 AM

It’s probably worth $40….$50 is pushing it IMHO.

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 12:14 AM

Go for it.

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 12:19 AM

My Dad gave me this saw. “Never could get the damn thing to cut straight”..I took it home got the book out and tuned it like the book said. Works fine. It’s my “go to” saw as my 14” is set up to resaw mostly.
Price is right,grab it. Just remember to “tune” it.

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#6 posted 08-14-2012 12:20 AM

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#7 posted 08-14-2012 12:28 AM

For $50 bucks its not too bad.
If this deal does not go through you would get a much better saw with the 10” models. They have cast iron tables, die cast metal wheels and better blade guides. I often see 10” Sears machines for $50 to $100.

The ones to stay away from are the 3 wheel machines, I have been told because they are hard on the blades.
But, I have a little 3 wheel Delta I paid about $69 for it back in 1988 or so. I used it for cutting wax blanks for my jewelry casting business. It did alright for that. Any way, I see these for $25 to $30 all the time.

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#8 posted 08-14-2012 12:33 AM

If you want a small bandsaw, It looks like a decent deal for $50. I was looking for one for a long time. If I seen that around here I’d have bought it. I went the other direction and bought an old 16” Walker Turner. Now the Central Machinery 14” will be the small one.

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#9 posted 08-14-2012 12:39 AM

good deal @ $50. i paid $20 for mine last year. it’s a good little “i don’t want to wheel out the big saw” band saw. as far as tuning up is concerned, my wheels needed balancing.

if you can believe it, i saw this same type of saw on CL in my area. seller was asking $200!.

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#10 posted 08-14-2012 12:40 AM

Well… thanks. I think it would have been a stretch anyways but the lady said she sold it 10 minutes ago when I asked if I could meet her tomorrow.

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#11 posted 08-14-2012 01:00 AM

keep your eyes peeled and you will find another one… just make sure everything is there like the light and mitre guage

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#12 posted 08-14-2012 01:24 AM

Ah…. too late for that one. But if you find a similar deal, go for it. I have that exact saw. It can’t do everything a full-size saw can do, but it is extremely handy to have in the shop.

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#13 posted 08-14-2012 01:47 AM

I gave $130 for a 9” Skill Band saw, ain’t worth $5.
Do it!

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#14 posted 08-14-2012 01:50 AM

The most important thing to know about Delta is that you cannot get parts for them any more. Delta has been bought and sold over the past few years and the company that was building there parts are no longer doing so. With that said, Delta is/was a quality company. If the saw works good as it is, It would be worth the $40-$50. Keep in mind that this is a small bench top model and only good for cutting smaller stock…..

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#15 posted 08-14-2012 01:55 AM

Well, where there was one, there will be another

good to see some one who wants to keep their money in their wallet

you should check out your local auctions too

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