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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 02-26-2014 06:38 PM 1330 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2014 06:38 PM

Here I go again. This saw is located near me. It looks like a Delta but I am not 100% sure. It’s a lot nicer looking then the smilly face saw.

Confirm for me what this is and what you would be willing to pay. This one seems a bit over priced too.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 06:45 PM

Well, this is just my opinion but I went and looked at a saw very similer to that a while back and I can tell you its not a Delta. It seems a lot of the made in China/Taiwan use the same design as the old Delta’s but are nowhere near as robust. I really wasnt happy at all with the quality and in my opinion that is way to much for that saw. I just moved from the Kalamazoo area and before I left there were a lot of older Delta’s for sale in the same range as that one.

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 06:51 PM

Its a garden variety Taiwanese saw. Looks to be in pretty good, servicable condition.
But $250 is laughable. I might pay $125…if it ran well and I needed a bandsaw immediately.
Keep in mind that you can buy a brand new 14” Craftsman or Porter Cable bandsaw for $350 on sale and/or with coupons.

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 06:55 PM

It sure looks like a Elephant brand bandsaw,(AW14-M1 – Hung Li Hsing).made it Taiwan.I have one with variable speed.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 06:57 PM

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 07:51 PM

Taiwanese Delta knock off.

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 08:21 PM

Holly crap. I think you right Tedstor. It looks exactly like that HF. I’m sure if I went to look at it I would recognize if for what it was.
This forum is turning out to be a wealth of information. Thanks guys.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 08:24 PM

Whenever it has to be labled on the table “Wood Cutting” you know it is a China knock-off.

Too expensive at the asking price, but may be fine, depending on what you intend to use it for.
If you want to resaw lumber – keep looking.

If you are looking to rough cut bowl blanks for wood turning, then it is plenty.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 08:29 PM

Taiwan bandsaw. It’s under powered if you want to resaw.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 02-27-2014 02:34 AM

It’s not a terrible saw for $100 if it’s in good working condition. It is almost identical to my old Ridgid that I rehabbed into a decent saw.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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