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Forum topic by jabroney323 posted 01-22-2014 05:38 PM 800 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2014 05:38 PM

Hello all winter storm janus is a cold one here in western ma got lucky with a dusting. just looking for a little advice on a delta 34-444 stock set up used condition value i am looking at one for 250 been looking for awhile and seen alot of junk and or over priced just looking for any advice i am a hobbyist not a pro my other saws r older and direct drive just need to upgrade on a slim budget thanks

-- mike

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 05:56 PM

I used one for about 10 years before I sold it. You need to consider what fence it has, I had the Unifence and the saw was a very good one. It does have some cheesy stamped steel extensions, but the are serviceable and the worst part is the way they look. That saw had an underrated motor. It’s actually 2 HP, but Delta down rated t to 1.5 HP to meet some UL requirements; if you look at the motor plate it will be labeled 1.5 HP at 120V, and 2 HP at 240V. In good condition, and the right fence, I certainly think it might be worth $250, though I’ve seen several recently around me for about $200. I sold mine for $450 about 12 years ago, with a 32” Unifence and mobile base, which was about 1/2 what I had in it if I recall. I had also put the PALS alignment hardware on it get the blade squared. That saw is a USA made one, unlike much of their current stuff.

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 06:20 PM

that’s the contractor saw, I believe. Nice unit! it’s probably worth that. I’d counter offer, you never know.

I had one for a long time and used it to build numerous houses, decks, and on big remodeling jobs. couldn’t kill it. I had a Delta unifence on it which is better than the stock one but it works ok too.

Now I have a big X5 Unisaw with a biesmeyer fence, but it never moves.

update up and let us know what happens.

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 06:27 PM

The value depends a lot on condition, whether or not it’s complete with blade guard, original miter gauge, what fence, mobile base, extra inserts, etc….it could be worth $100-$400 depending. The style of saw is definitely a step up from the direct drive units IMO.

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#4 posted 01-22-2014 09:28 PM

thanks for the input

-- mike

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 09:32 PM

i will take a look at this weekend will update if i go for it thanks again

-- mike

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#6 posted 06-24-2014 05:28 PM

Hi all picked up saw guy wouldnt budge at 250 works fine after a belt change and minor adjusments alot better than my old saws later

-- mike

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#7 posted 06-24-2014 07:20 PM

Glad to hear you got it. I have the same one. It works great. Which fence does it have?

-- Nicholas

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