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Forum topic by Richard posted 10-17-2012 07:01 PM 1180 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Richard

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10-17-2012 07:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

A co-worker has this Delta Homecraft for sale. He’s asking $70 for it. Is this worth the effort to clean up to use?

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain


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#1 posted 10-17-2012 07:04 PM

If it works, who cares what it looks like.

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#2 posted 10-17-2012 07:15 PM

It’s appearance is completely secondary. I’m more interested in the opinion of the Delta-philes out there. Not every vintage tool is worth the effort to rehab. I don’t want to buy a Delta paperweight that will take more time, effort and $$$ than might be considered worthwhile to bring back to good user condition.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 07:56 PM

I wouldn’t mess with it. Not because it looks old and grotty but because I wouldn’t have to want to chase down blades and parts for it.

If the bearings are good, the blade tracks, and the motor works, it should be fine. It could use a bit of tenderness to make it a bit more attractive but it doesn’t matter how pretty it is if it doesn’t work.

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 09:57 PM

that missing upper wheel housing is what would concern me, provided it operates properly. blades can be made relatively inexpensively to almost any length. dad had a homecraft TS for years and as inexperienced as we were 45 years ago, we couldn;t kill it. his homecraft drill press is still on a workbench in fla. where he left it when he passed away, and it still works like new.

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 10:46 PM

There’s nothing wrong with it for light bandsaw work. The Homecraft line is not junk, just smaller Delta stuff. If you want a small bandsaw (12 inch throat?) go for it. If it needs bearings and tires I’d offer a touch less.

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