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Posted on Lookin at an old Rockwell 14" Band Saw for $200, worth it?

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#1 posted 06-01-2018 07:08 PM



Rockwell = Delta – they are one and the same, and the Delta 14” saw is the original – it is what all of the other 14” cast iron saws are clones of, including that HF one you have – although the HF is cheapened significantly in many ways.

If nothing is missing or broken, then you are looking at maybe another $100 tops for new bearings, tires, a belt and a blade or two. However, that is a newer machine, so it may not need anything – would have to look at it in person. Leave the HSS guide blocks alone – any upgrade is a waste of money IMO.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: That was only posted 2 hours ago, so make up your mind quick or you will most surely get bit by OWWM rule #5

- MrUnix

+1. Go with the Rockwell. You wont regret it.

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