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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 02-23-2014 01:01 AM 2078 views 0 times favorited 53 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2014 01:01 AM

I saw this saw on Craigs list and wondered if it’s any good. It seems like, looking at the photos, that the seller had this overpriced. Any comments. Worth pursing? More curious than anything.

-- Charlie75, Alto

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 01:08 AM

I think I would want the decimal point moved at lest one place.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 01:20 AM

Charlie – keep shopping. I’m sure you can find something in better shape for close to the same money.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 01:55 AM

Nothing beats a band saw with a smiley face painted on it!

Seriously, they are asking way too much for it. Topa is right!

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 01:58 AM

newbiewoodworker43 paid $25 for the same saw:

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 02:02 AM

all of the above, keep looking. there are good ones out there. Something I have found is place ads that you are looking for one and might stimulate someone to sell there’s. worked for me. I got a 14 inch grizzly that had never been out of the box for 250.00 just because I placed an ad at the right time. good luck

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 02:18 AM

That made me giggle!

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 02:20 AM

I agree with the others: WAY too high priced. Looks like it has a lot of rust as well.

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 02:51 AM

It would make a good restoration project. It’s something I would buy in a hearbeat, but not at that price. I see them around my way for less than $100 all the time.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 02:55 AM

12” Delta I think. The smiley face is a bonus that
increases the value substantially.

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 06:53 AM

I think they should pay you to remove it.
There would be a lot of sweat to refurbish that one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 02-23-2014 07:34 AM

I agree with everyone else on here, you can get a much better saw for that price.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#12 posted 02-23-2014 11:35 AM

LOL! I got a good laugh at some of your answers. They are exactly what I expected. This thing is a piece of junk. As one of your said maybe if they paid me I might take it and add it to my scrap pile. I am not into restoring old saws.
I should have made two more points in my original message. Those being I already have a band saw although not a great one and will, at the right price, upgrade. And secondly this is an example of some of the prices that folks around here ask for their used tools.
I bought my older Chraftsman table saw three years ago. The guy wanted $200. I offered him $75. and we settled on $100. I have not been sorry. I bought my joiinter from Craigs list. This guy wanted $225. I did not recognize the brand name and it has some rust but not bad. I offered him $50. Two hours later it was on my truck plus he had a Ryobi oscillating sander that he let me have for $20.

Thanks again guys. This dude is going to have to take his smiley face elsewhere.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#13 posted 02-23-2014 12:58 PM

I’m glad you relieved us Charlie, LOL but on a serious note it angers me a little for some to take advantage of others in this fashion, it’s boarder lined a scam, you should contact him and ask if that’s what he’s willing to pay you for haling it off :)

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#14 posted 02-23-2014 12:58 PM

This band saw looks pretty much the same as the one I just picked up for $25. But mine was nowhere near as rusty and had all its parts and was running when I bought it. The $250 seems way out of line.

I have been cleaning and removing rust for a couple of days now and it is looking good. I am waiting on new tires and a new blade and then I should be up and running.

I do not have another band saw. This is my first one and I am happy to have found this one.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#15 posted 02-23-2014 01:04 PM

A vintage Delta bandsaw is not a piece of junk to be relegated to the scrap pile. Just saying….

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