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07-20-2021 07:20 PM

Does anyone have any idea what the value of a vintage Delta cast iron art deco stand for a 14” bandsaw would be or a website I could go to for reference? Just trying to figure out what a fair price would be for it. Thanks.

-- MikeJ


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#1 posted 07-20-2021 08:04 PM

Average price for scrap cast iron is $235 a ton. Catalog indicates the cast iron stand weighed 100+ pounds, so figure $12 at least for scrap price. I’ve seen them go for $50-$100 depending on condition.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 07-20-2021 08:45 PM

whatever you can charge for it and find a buyer. I’ve seen people try to sell them for $400 or more but I wouldn’t know if they move at those prices or even substantially lower ones.

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#3 posted 07-20-2021 11:48 PM

I’m the potential buyer. Just trying to figure out what a fair price is and if it would make more sense to make one instead. I tried searching online to see if I could find any others for sale, but could not find anything close. I did find a complete saw on a similar stand and they were asking $900, so if that is the case i would be able to make my money back if and when I decide to sell it to upgrade.

-- MikeJ

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#4 posted 07-21-2021 12:24 AM

I did find a complete saw on a similar stand and they were asking $900…

But did they get $900?!? :-O

I saw a complete 1952 Delta 14” saw in nice condition, with an original cast iron base and cast iron belt guard, sell for $150 fairly recently over at the vintage machinery site (BOYD – buy/sell section of vintagemachinery.org) – so YMMV.

As for making your own… If you haven’t already seen them, I always look to this thread over at the VM site for inspiration and amazement:
Shopmade Machine Bases, Guards, Etc.: the cream of the crop

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#5 posted 07-21-2021 12:27 AM

I’m sure it’s a solid stand but a more relevant question to me is what’s the price for the whole package. Usually you’re looking for a seller whom it hasn’t occurred to that the stand might be collectible. Word has got out that they are.

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#6 posted 07-21-2021 01:44 AM


As for making your own… If you haven t already seen them, I always look to this thread over at the VM site for inspiration and amazement:
Shopmade Machine Bases, Guards, Etc.: the cream of the crop

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Yes I did see those and when you factor in the time that it would take to make something that nice, this cast iron stand is a bargain. I think the deciding factor will be if I can just bolt my saw and motor on or will I need to make it work.


I m sure it s a solid stand but a more relevant question to me is what s the price for the whole package. Usually you re looking for a seller whom it hasn t occurred to that the stand might be collectible. Word has got out that they are.

- Loren

Yeah, it looks pretty clean in the picture. In the few emails we’ve exchanged he seems to be knowledgeable on vintage machinery so he knows what he has.

-- MikeJ

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#7 posted 07-21-2021 04:37 PM

I bought my Rockwell 14” with stand and new motor for $200.00 if that helps.

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#8 posted 07-21-2021 05:59 PM

It is rare to see the stand for sale. Most times it is with the bandsaw or joiner. Also you rarely see the combo bring a lot more than the one with a sheet metal stand. More yes, maybe a $200 on the high end?

I love the mass of the base. Really does stabilize a machine and they are really good looking. But I don’t think they are worth a ton of money either. But it is worth what you are willing to pay. $300 would seem high to me and I would assume someone really wanted it bad at the price.

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#9 posted 07-21-2021 06:05 PM

The Delta CI bases are all about form, less about function (acknowledgements to Kudzupatch about the benefit of greater mass though). You either love the look and want to pay for it, or you don’t. I recommended perusing owwm.org for discussion about the CI bases, just understand that you cannot ask for valuations over there. I’ve acquired and sold several vintage Delta tools but have not yet landed one with a CI base. It would be desirable to me but I’ve not gone out of my way to find one. A Delta CI base without a Delta tool atop it would be worth a couple Benjamins to me, no more.

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#10 posted 07-22-2021 04:07 PM



I bought my Rockwell 14” with stand and new motor for $200.00 if that helps.

- controlfreak

Does it have the cast iron art deco stand? To me, I think the art deco stand is really cool and it does add some value, but I think the average Joe is just going to see it as an old saw and not be willing to pay a premium for it. I am planning on upgrading within the next year or two so I will have to sell this one. If I had room, I would keep it and dedicate it to cutting curves, but I don’t so it will have to go.


The Delta CI bases are all about form, less about function (acknowledgements to Kudzupatch about the benefit of greater mass though). You either love the look and want to pay for it, or you don t. I recommended perusing owwm.org for discussion about the CI bases, just understand that you cannot ask for valuations over there. I ve acquired and sold several vintage Delta tools but have not yet landed one with a CI base. It would be desirable to me but I ve not gone out of my way to find one. A Delta CI base without a Delta tool atop it would be worth a couple Benjamins to me, no more.

- yamato72

I do love the look, but I told him the highest I could go would be $250. Plus he is 1-1/2 hours away so it is a bit of a road trip. I think I am just going to hold off for now and wait and see if he drops the price more.

On a side note, my saw has serial number 4-1163. I called Delta to try and get some info on it and they said they don’t have any records prior to sn’s 13-XXXX so it is most likely pre 1941. Does anyone know what years they made the cast iron base? My concern is having the mounting holes line up.

-- MikeJ

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#11 posted 07-22-2021 04:23 PM

I can’t see anything that looks ornate or art deco in my base so I would no.

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#12 posted 07-23-2021 12:54 PM



On a side note, my saw has serial number 4-1163. I called Delta to try and get some info on it and they said they don t have any records prior to sn s 13-XXXX so it is most likely pre 1941. Does anyone know what years they made the cast iron base? My concern is having the mounting holes line up.

Looks like a 1941.

http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/DeltaSerialNumbers.ashx#Deltas_Serial_Number_List:_5

-- Jeff Horton * Kudzu Craft skin boats* www.kudzucraft.com

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