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18wheelznwood

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02-27-2021 01:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw delta 14”

Is $500 a reasonable price for a used 14” Delta model 62-245 bandsaw? Looks fairly well maintained and has a mobile base.


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#1 posted 02-27-2021 02:18 AM

62-245 is the catalog number for the 3/4hp motor. Machine itself will be a generic 28-2xx (wood only) or 28-3xx (wood/metal). If you get the serial number, you can date it and get a more exact catalog number.

$500 is a reasonable price… a bit on the high side IMO, but not a rip-off given it appears to be fairly complete, in good shape, and has the enclosed stand and optional mobile base included. If it’s worth it is up to you. I would, at the least, figure in another $40 or so for new bearings and belt – so keep that in mind during negotiations.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 02-27-2021 12:22 PM

I also see it as being a bit on the high side, but that does look like a nice machine. If I wanted it bad enough I would pay the $500….but it is a personal decision.

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#3 posted 02-27-2021 12:47 PM

Motor hp will be an issue as I have found out with my 1972 1/3hp Rockwell model. I added a riser to resaw up to 12” and it struggles a lot with hardwoods – works but is laborious. A 3/4hp motor is much better but the current bandsaw models use 1+hp motors and I will update to a 1.5hp motor eventually.

Also, my Rockwell has fingertip adjusters for the top and bottom blade guide assemblies – a huge convenience for getting precise placement of the blade bearings and blade blocks. Hopefully your candidate has this feature.

Look at the tires too – they cost money to replace that should be deducted from the price. Also run some test pieces through just to confirm operation, etc. New blades are not cheap if you want good ones. Add up all the real costs of acquiring this saw and make an offer based on those factors – it should be less than $500.

I bought mine from a fellow who was replacing it with a new Rikon. He let it go for $100. It enabled me to add the Grizzly riser kit and their fence upgrade without busting the bank on it. Also shown is my rolling cart and integral outfeed table. Hope you get a good deal – and a good saw.

-- Bstrom

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#4 posted 02-27-2021 12:49 PM

I paid $200 for a rusty 14” Rockwell pre Delta version. I got lucky because the motor was a brand new Delta motor. I gave the table a de-rusting. I bought a fresh set of tires, new set of blocks and added a mobile base. I would check the tires and lower the price to compensate for the bit of work it needs. I am thinking $400 or $350 if the tires are worn.

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#5 posted 02-27-2021 01:13 PM

As a top notch modern saw (Rikon/Laguna/Harvey) 3 HP 14 inch is in the $1200 range. I would not pay that much.
If you could get it for $250 and leave it set up with a thin scroll blade and get a newer saw for serious work, maybe.

I am sure many have them. Made a kazillion, and many are happy. A set of cool blocks and good to go. I found one should go big or go home.

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#6 posted 02-27-2021 01:59 PM

I, too, think $500 is high. I paid $800 (new) for my 1HP Delta back in 2002; I know that’s a while back, but that $800 included a fence system (I don’t see one in the pic).

Also…there’s no riser block to be seen, and even though a 3/4HP saw is underpowered for regular resaw work, a riser block would make things like bandsaw boxes much more doable. Riser blocks are hard to find for the Delta, though a generic could be made to work.

A new Grizzly G0555 is $700 plus freight, but it also has a 1HP motor, fence, and quick tension release.

-- Ray

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#7 posted 02-27-2021 02:50 PM

I agree $500 is too high but depending on your location and the current state of affairs, you might not be able to do any better. That is a great saw, I have the same and bought mine in slightly better condition for $275 in 2016, at the time it was good fortune that I was the first to respond as there was over 20 people in very little time that also wanted it. While a bit high, I do believe it’s a good investment as you would loose little to nothing if you decided to sell in the near future.

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#8 posted 02-27-2021 02:53 PM

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18wheelznwood

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#9 posted 02-27-2021 03:14 PM

Thanks for everyone’s input, I now have a little more knowledge on the subject. A brand new Grizzly 14” with a 1hp motor is selling for $750 at Home Depot.

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#10 posted 02-27-2021 10:47 PM

I have am older model of the same saw. The 3/4 hp motor was inadequate. I increased it to 1 1/4 hp and I’m much happier. Otherwise, it does what I need it to do. I wouldn’t pay $500 for one, however.

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Woodmaster1

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#11 posted 02-28-2021 12:20 AM

The porter cable has a 1 1/2 hp motor. When I bought mine it was just over $400. Great saw for the money and it is a Delta or grizzly clone.

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#12 posted 02-28-2021 02:49 AM


The porter cable has a 1 1/2 hp motor. When I bought mine it was just over $400. Great saw for the money and it is a Delta or grizzly clone.

- Woodmaster1


Looks like a good buy. The price at Lowes appears to now be $569 with 10 amp (1.3hp) motor.

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