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Joe Andrews

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Hi all,

This is my first post here after joining today. After a break from woodworking for a few years, I have the itch again. Unfortunately, I sold my Delta contractor saw a while back and now need another one. I was looking at the PC from Lowes and the Ridgid from HD, but they both have some drawbacks. So I started looking around for used ones and found this one on CL. The guy said he bought it new in 2006. Comes with a 42” Biesemeyer fence and router, HTC mobile base. Not sure if it has the saw guard or miter gauge. Looks to be in decent shape, but can’t really tell. To me, it loos like a 34-444, but I can’t really tell and hope someone could help me identify it. He wants $300 for it, which, if it is a 444 seems like a decent price with the fence and router.

Thanks for any help. Looking forward to getting back to cutting wood again!





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Loren

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#1 posted 596 days ago

Nice setup for the money. The mobile base would set you
back over $100 new.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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shampeon

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#2 posted 596 days ago

Looks almost exactly like my 34-444. That’s a good price for all you’re getting. One of the last of the made in the USA Delta contractor’s saws. There are two stamped steel extensions on the left, so you can take one of them off if you need space.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 596 days ago

In my opinion, the fence and the mobile base are worth $300. So the saw will be free. What’s the hold up? :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Joe Andrews

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#4 posted 596 days ago

Thanks for the help. I’m still torn on whether to pick this one up or a Ridgid T3650 that just popped up today for about the same price. Personally I don’t like the mobile base on the Delta. I had one on my old saw and it was a bear to drive around. Plus, it wouldn’t lock very well so it always moved on me.

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 596 days ago

That is a lot of work area…and a free router. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Joe Andrews

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#6 posted 596 days ago

True! However, with me, any horizontal surface ends up being a storage area before long!

The guy said he bought the Delta new in 2006, but it seems like an older model than that. The Ridgid seems to be in better shape from what I can tell in the pics. I think if I can get a decent price on it I might like it a little better.. But I would hate to miss out on that Biesemeyer!

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Randy_ATX

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#7 posted 596 days ago

I doubt it will last long at all on CL for that price.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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knotscott

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#8 posted 595 days ago

Great fence with a nice free saw!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 595 days ago

Very nice bargain, for sure. Jump on it!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Joe Andrews

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#10 posted 592 days ago

Well, I finally went and looked at the saw today and brought it home with me. It turned out to be a 34-441, not the 444 I thought, but it is in great shape. Very little rust and all the moving parts look and work great. Need to put a new link belt on it because the saw was stored with the motor and belt under tension for who knows how long and it was vibrating a lot. Arbor looks and feels good and solid, no play.

Biesemeyer fence looks good, albiet it seems to be an older model. But it’s 42” and solid as a rock. Router is a Craftsman 315-17942 or something like that, looks to be brand new.

Looks like all I need to do is get the belt and a decent blade and I’ll be in business! Oh, and I also located a CI extension table close by that I’m trying to pick up, too. Hopefully it will fit. The guy said it is for a Unisaw or contractor saw, so we’ll see.

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knotscott

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#11 posted 591 days ago

Sweet! ....a Unisaw wing or another Delta contractor saw wing should be a direct bolt on.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Joe Andrews

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#12 posted 591 days ago

Here’s some pics:

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MT_Stringer

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#13 posted 591 days ago

Great buy. I think you will get a lot of use out of it.
Note: It looks a lot better in your shop! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Joe Andrews

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#14 posted 591 days ago

Yep! It does!

Now if I can just get the garage set up for woodworking I’ll e ready to go!

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