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GlennsGrandson

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495 days ago

On Craigslist. The gentleman cannot get to his saw to give me the model # due to a recent hospitalization. All that I know is that it is a Delta that he says he bought it new about 15 years ago, he also said, when I asked, that it is problem free . $100 and a 90 mile drive. Worth it? I’ve been scouring CL for a good time now looking for a good deal nearby. Right now I have an aluminum top, direct drive, box store saw. So really anything is an upgrade.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 495 days ago

If it works fine then it’s probably worth it. Worth looking at, at least.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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teejk

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#2 posted 495 days ago

looks like a run of the mill contractor model. on it’s own the 90 miles might say to skip it but what is that big chunk of iron on the top (looks like a tenon jig but hard to tell)? if that’s included then I might change my mind.

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hhhopks

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#3 posted 495 days ago

Looks like the saw is butt up aganist the wall.
If so, then it must be a direct drive.

Are all the accessories there?
What other things comes with it?????

What is that sitting on top of the tabel? Does it comes with it?

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GlennsGrandson

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#4 posted 494 days ago

Lol, I think that it is a scroll saw (see other picture). The 90 miles doesn’t bother me so much, I have Tuesday off. I’ve been having a hard time finding a decent one right around me. Fence and miter gauge come with it.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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levan

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#5 posted 494 days ago

It looks like a contractor saw to me. Should be belt driven. Maybe some blades or dado head to go with it. I don’t think you can go wrong for $100. If it runs you can always get your money back.

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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Danpaddles

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#6 posted 494 days ago

If the motor hangs off the back, it is a contractors saw. If a fence is all there, $100 is a fair price, around here anyway. Offer him 30 or 40 for that scroll saw, while you are there!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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MJCD

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#7 posted 494 days ago

Yep – standard issue contractor saw – identical to the first real saw I owned.

This is problematic – you’ll spend the $100 plus gas & tolls (perhaps) – and the day itself. I’d recommend assessing your needs – these are single-pulley driven, trunions were suspect; and it won’t handle tough hardwoods beyond 4/4. The wings are stamped metal – and these look like they’ve handled some volume.

Buyer beware.
MJCD

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 494 days ago

90 miles one way or round trip ? Hard to see if only one wing or two. How much did it cost him 15 years ago ?

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getlostinwood

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#9 posted 494 days ago

bit more money but in my opinion if you can swing it this is a better deal
http://marshall.craigslist.org/tls/3464155700.html
114 miles from Sioux Falls one way

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GlennsGrandson

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#10 posted 494 days ago

I looked at that one too…There is a decent Grizzly on the opposite side of the state, 6 hours away for $175! I wish I was over that way.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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GlennsGrandson

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#11 posted 494 days ago

Like I said, this would be a huge step up for me and I could always resell this one without much loss.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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GlennsGrandson

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#12 posted 494 days ago

I’ve pinned down the model number to a 34-444. I found another forum here dedicated to the purchase of a similar saw and a gentelman said that he had purchased his saw new for $850 in 1996..

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 494 days ago

”$850.00 in 1996 had the same buying power as $1,249.65 in 2012”.

I highly doubt anyone would have paid that kind of money back then for a contractors saw…..but who knows , maybe it had all of the accessories with it.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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GlennsGrandson

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#14 posted 494 days ago

I thought that was pretty pricey, either I’ve read some good things on it now so I’m going for it! I’ll let you guys know more next week.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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toolie

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#15 posted 494 days ago

glenn….....................the ridgid 3650 is 100 times more saw than that delta ever dreamed of being. anywhere between $300 and $350 (assuming it’s complete) is a good price for one of the really great 10” contractor saws ever built. and 250 miles round trip is practically right in your own backyard.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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