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Forum topic by slopjock78 posted 12-04-2012 01:37 PM 1398 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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slopjock78

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12-04-2012 01:37 PM

ok, so here is another one of those “how much is this worth” threads that we all love so much

so, i found this BS on craigslist: http://decatur.craigslist.org/tls/3452546136.html

i tried to find some info on it, but nothing too concrete. does anyone have any knowledge of how decent of a bandsaw this would be and what would be a good price to purchase it at. i’ve contacted the seller for the model number, but havent heard back yet.

thanks for any help


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#1 posted 12-04-2012 01:42 PM

With the rust on the table I wouldn’t call it excellent shape. The price isn’t to bad but I would certainly use the rust issue to get the price lower. Maybe start at $75. Sometimes youhave to insult the buyer to make him get real.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 01:45 PM

yep, i completely agree. assuming that it’s just surface rust, shouldnt be a big issue, but most definitely will use that to my advantage to get the price lower. Do you have any specific knowledge about this saw or delta saws in general?

thanks

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 02:01 PM

Do you have any specific knowledge about this saw or delta saws in general?

Pretty much the industry standard for 14” band saws and have remained virtually the same for over 60 years. Looks to be in excellent shape sans the surface rust on the table top which should not be of any concern. $75 might be a bit low but you can always try. Realistically I’d say it’s worth at least $150 if it’s plug and play with basically nothing needed other than a good table scrub.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 02:10 PM

thanks for the confirmation brad! i thought that delta was highly regarded in BS world, but i have very limited experience with BS’s myself and wanted all of you with more knowledge then myself to put my mind at ease.

Still waiting to hear back from the seller. it is and 90 miles from me, but if i can get it for the right price, seems like a good saw for the drive

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 02:15 PM

Actually, if that saw runs well and the innards are in good shape, the rusted table is very easily fixable. I’ve seen that saw go used (in good shape of course) for $300+. I’d rather have that one than a china knockoff for more money. Given that, I’d still try and barter. Just for the heck of it. You never know.

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 02:27 PM

$175 is a fantastic price for that saw. If it was close to me I wouldn’t be typing, I’d be driving right now. I have been knocked down for saying this in the past – do not insult the seller with a lowball offer – that is already an extremely fair price for that saw. You could go buy it, clean the table and resell it for $300 tomorrow.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 02:38 PM

I concurr with dhazelton…. I have had a 1960’s model of that saw for almost 10 years now and so far it has served me well. I’d buy another in a heartbeat given a price like that.

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 02:42 PM

That bandsaw looks to be a USA Model?

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 03:04 PM

ok, so i just talked to seller. Very nice sounding guy. said it is model 28-275. comes with 1/2 and 3/8” blades. I did ask about the table, and he said that it was a brown colored coating that he put on the table to prevent rust and make the table more slick. So not even any rust to deal with. Said that he is selling it cause he wanted a smaller, more portable saw for the work that he does at his church.

i’ve got plans to drive down after work and take a look at it. cant wait

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#10 posted 12-04-2012 03:07 PM

Dont drive there to take a look… drive there to PICK IT UP! Otherwise, you’ll get about 1/2 way home and be kicking yourself for not snatching it up :-)

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#11 posted 12-04-2012 03:19 PM

well i’m definitely taking the cash with me and if it checks out it will be iin the back of my superduty on the way home…

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#12 posted 12-04-2012 03:20 PM

I never heard anything about band saw but I think it’s a good one.

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#13 posted 12-04-2012 03:34 PM

good band saw. a basic 14” model whose functionality will be driven by the power of the motor. IF its a 3/4 hp motor, it’s a very good deal. i’d try to grab it and the scroll saw for anywhere between $100 and $150. that’s a gloatable deal. good luck.

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#14 posted 12-04-2012 03:38 PM

Its all about h.p. of the saw if its 1/2 hp I would counter with a lower price if its 3/4 or 1hp that a good buy…also check tires and belts for dry rot or cracking. Happy hunting and congrats to NIU go huskies!!

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#15 posted 12-04-2012 03:49 PM

I think it’s a good value at $175 usually there around $250-$300 when I see them for sale.

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