Ludell 14" band saw?

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Forum topic by Hiro666 posted 04-09-2018 01:27 PM 1109 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2018 01:27 PM

I’ve been wanting to get a band saw for a bit and a co-worker has inherited an old one that she has no room for in her shop. It is a Ludell 14” SSW-140. I can’t find anything on it on the web. The closest I get is horizontal band saws from Ludell or other equipment.

Anyone happen to know anything about these? She said it does run and looks to be in decent shape.

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#1 posted 04-09-2018 02:16 PM

Looks like an import Delta clone, of which there are numerous brands and models out there. Some factory must have made them for everyone under the sun. If it runs well and everything checks out, snatch it up. On most of those, parts are interchangeable with the Delta or other similar clone models.

-- - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 02:18 PM

Much appreciated!

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#3 posted 04-10-2018 01:39 PM

Hmm…. next question is what they’re worth. The person who has it has no idea on price and I want to be fair. It’s in good shape.

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#4 posted 04-10-2018 02:29 PM

DEPENDS on location IMO no more then $300.00 :<))

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#5 posted 04-10-2018 03:04 PM

Luddell 14” vertical saw was usually sold as a metal/wood cutting saw. They typically have multiple speeds needed to enable cutting various metal thicknesses.
If it is a multi-speed vertical band saw, they can be worth a little more than a regular single speed wood cutting saw. They sold new for as much as $500 more than single speed versions.

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#6 posted 04-10-2018 03:24 PM

$300 or less. multiple speed just means it has stepped pulleys not worth anymore used.

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#7 posted 04-10-2018 03:35 PM

Are these known for decent quality? I’m a total band saw noob but willing to spend some dollars for quality. I don’t care if it is old, I just want to be somewhat assured that this is a decent unit.

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#8 posted 04-10-2018 03:54 PM

Looks like a well built machine, cast wheels?, bearings still good, motor smooth, quiet?
2 -3 hundred in the ballpark dependant on where about you are!
My 1st BS was an old Delta tricked out with all the carter goodies and a Kreg fence, wish I had never sold it!

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#9 posted 04-10-2018 04:14 PM

any of the Delta clones were pretty good quality. The Delta design is simple. There is not a lot that can go wrong. Very few moving parts. Parts are available I would jump on it if I was closer. If it was close it wouldn’t be available. I would take it even thogh I don’t really need another bandsaw.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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