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03-23-2019 02:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta table saw band saw

I saw this ad on Craigslist and I wonder if it a good deal. It’s not the most high end Delta table saw, but it does come with a Unifence. I wouldn’t pay $500 for the saw, but adding the Band saw….is it worth it, I was $400 for both tops.

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#1 posted 03-23-2019 03:18 PM

If you can get them both for $400 bucks, I’d say go for it. They’re both serviceable machines. See if you can fine a set of cast iron wings and you’d be set.

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#2 posted 03-23-2019 07:11 PM

Depends on your needs and what you already have. The contractors saw has a Unifence on it, which alone is worth close to $200. It also has a mobile base, which is a bonus. The band saw looks fairly complete and has it’s original flare leg stand and belt cover which is a plus.. however, there does appear to be some issues which might set off a red flag or two. Easy one is they have the wooden blade guard next to the frame on backwards. Another is it appears to be missing one of the adjuster knobs on the upper blade guide (the one for the thrust bearing). The lower guide also appears to be missing some parts, but it is difficult to tell which ones from the pictures provided. It’s also missing the throat plate and table alignment pin. Table has a good bit of surface rust, which is not a problem and can easily be removed – but you can use that as another negotiation point to get the price down.

By themselves, those problems are not deal stoppers and the parts are all available. However, over the years of restoring old machines, I have found that it’s the missing/broken bits that can really bite you in the wallet. Those parts add up quickly. They do make good points when negotiating a price though. You would have to see it in person and determine exactly what else will be needed to figure out if it’s worth it or not.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 03-23-2019 10:52 PM

Thanks for the insights. That will help a lot. I sold the standard Rigid bandsaw I had before I moved across the country. I bought it for $100, sold it for $150. While they are nice to have, I probably used it every other month if that, but when you need one they come in handy. I was looking for just a contractor saw or better a hybrid contractor/cabinet saw. I’ve done the sink a benchtop saw into a workbench thing a couple times and I want something where I don’t have to continually adjust the saw to get it cutting straight. I also got spoiled by getting to use my buddy’s professional grade Powermatic saw. Ripping full sheets of plywood by yourself is living the dream. There’s a used tool shop in Albuquerque. They usually only have better than average quality older table saw for sale. They have the same or similar Delta for $450 which is in better shape, but missing the guard. Looking around, there are just fewer for sale out here in New Mexico

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