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Forum topic by Skippy906 posted 12-20-2014 08:12 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2014 08:12 PM

I picked up a Delta 14” bandsaw off Craigslist today. I am wondering if this was worth it. It’s a model 28-203. It came with 4 blades, one of which is a wood slicer. I paid $225 for it. Also while I was there he offered me to purchase a 1/2 HP Delta mortising machine for $100. That came with 4 bits/chisels.

After talking with him a while I scored a 106 board feet of S4S red oak for $159, and I will pick that up after the first of the year.

All in all, I think I made a great score today.

-- Making progress

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 09:35 PM

Ya done good son!

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 09:39 PM

Pretty good, I’ve been looking for a mortising machine for a while now and everything good gets scooped up before I can look at it, all that’s left worn out machines for like new prices.

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 10:13 PM

Machines and s4s? You did well in my book, congrats!

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 10:21 PM

Yes you did well,in fact you…...(what a vacuum does).

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 10:31 PM

Congrats on a bunch of good deals

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#6 posted 12-20-2014 10:52 PM

A well deserved….. YOU SUCK!!! is headed your way….

Congrats on the new toys, err tools….
& on the wood to put them through their paces!!!

Yeah, ya dun gud!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 12-20-2014 11:58 PM

ya good score I would of be all over that,mama may of made sleep in the shop but well worth it.
U Suuck!!!

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#8 posted 12-21-2014 12:04 AM

”and everything good gets scooped up before I can look at it, all that’s left worn out machines for like new prices.”
That’s the story of my life here in small-town-nowheresville :-)

Yeah Skippy … Ya done good son! You SUCK sho’ nuff !

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#9 posted 12-21-2014 12:20 AM

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#10 posted 12-21-2014 01:05 AM

You did a Good Deal for sure!


-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#11 posted 12-21-2014 02:35 PM

Tanks guys, It sure feels good to be on the winning end for a change. I have usually always been a day late or a dollar short. I have been looking for a band saw for a year and a half, and it finally paid off. Plus the mortising machine and the lumber was a nice bonus.

-- Making progress

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