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516 days ago

Heard from a friend pretty well-connected in the tool business that Delta is no longer…for good this time.


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#1 posted 516 days ago

I have been hearing that rumor as well. They have been a trusted company for many years and it will be a sad day if it’s true.

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#2 posted 516 days ago

As of February 1 from what I understand.

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#3 posted 516 days ago

I’m going to call BS on this post.

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#4 posted 516 days ago

Who is BS?

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#5 posted 516 days ago

They are still planning events, not many, but a company that is out of business usually has it’s website down by now, or explains they are going out of business.

http://www.deltamachinery.com/community/events

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#6 posted 516 days ago

Call you local dealer and ask. If they are going to file they will most likely have done something that the dealer would pick up on.

-- Gary, Central Illinois

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#7 posted 516 days ago

Amazon says it still has stock on this unisaw.

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#8 posted 516 days ago

As of 2/12/13 they posted a job for an Accounts Receivable Clerk

That doesn’t sound like a company going out of business.

-- "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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#9 posted 516 days ago

cso, you should call the Anderson, SC newspaper and give them the story. They have printed nothing about it. You can reach their newsroom at 864-260-1244.

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#10 posted 516 days ago

Let me lay out an opinion:

Delta is pretty much a USA and Canada machine brand. They
never built much more than light industrial machinery –
they never made edgebanders or moulders or horizontal
panel saws or heavy line boring machines. They just did
the affordable and quality machines cabinet shops without
a big line of credit could get started with and served the
hobby market well too. Delta’s heaviest-duty stuff was
mostly made by Invicta in Brazil.

I am not knocking Delta machines. They have made some
good quality stuff over the years and you won’t go far
wrong investing in used Delta cast iron machines in
any weight class.

Chang Iron, who purchased Delta, is not messing around.
They probably intend to sell real industrial machinery
all over the world under a range of brand names. The
Delta brand is a feather in their cap, and not one they
are likely to gut, but probably also not where they
see their big growth opportunities.

I really doubt Chang Iron acquired Delta in order to
wreck it.

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#11 posted 516 days ago

Mark, I checked the local paper in Anderson, the Independent. Nothing. Not a peep about Delta. I think it would make front page news there if there were credible rumors about Delta’s demise.

I will beleive it when I see it.

-- "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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#12 posted 516 days ago

I agree with the BS call. I really can’t see the new owner investing $$$ to introduce one of their other brands into this maturing market where sadly for them the old stuff rarely wears out (anybody that used to work for Delta should be proud of that). If it doesn’t fit their business model, they’ll peddle it since it does have great trademark value.

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cso

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#13 posted 515 days ago

If it doesn’t fit their business model, they’ll peddle it since it does have great trademark value.

Remember…....Polaroid, Kodak, E.F. Hutton, Compaq, TWA, MCI, Woolworth’s, Pan Am, twinkies….they had trademark value too….doesn’t mean squat anymore in this day and age. Times are a changin’.....just trying to figure out how to adapt.

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#14 posted 515 days ago

Another day, another owner of the Delta brand. The money boys never know when to quit.

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#15 posted 515 days ago

To be clear… you’re saying Delta went out of business three weeks ago? I think you and your “friend” are very confused.

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