Delta 14 in. (I think) band saw

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03-08-2014 04:05 PM

Hey Gents…

There’s a Delta band saw up for auction about 10 minutes from me. In the link below, it looks like a 14 inch. Open cabinet, nothing fancy. I’m thinking of heading to the auction and bidding on the BS.

If it’s in good condition, can one of you LJs give me a give or take $$ amount I should stop at?

Thanks !!

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 05:08 PM

I doubt if it has cast iron wheels, but it has what looks like a blade tension relief handle peeking out from behind the upper wheel house. That dates it as not being too old. The other thing to consider is the motor which can range from 3/4hp to 1 1/2hp. Given the open base construction I would suspect this one to be either 3/4hp or 1hp. A lot of it depends on how bad you need/want it, personally I’d stop at a maximum of $250 after the buyers premium.

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 07:18 PM

Yessir, you are correct. I went and took a look and the wheels appear to be aluminum. Tires looked kind of chewed up, probably from poor blade alignment? Didn’t get a look at the motor but you’re probably right about the hp. Base was wobbley and overall the saw looked kind of flimsy, so I didn’t bother to bid (13% buyers premium too boot).

I’ve seen a couple of other 14 in. Delta band saws for sale on CR. Asking price was $450.00 for both. Couple months ago I called on one and the seller said the price was firm. Grizzly sells their 14 inch anniversary model for $525 + shipping. So I’m thinking $450 for a used BS isn’t such a great deal.

I like the Rikon 10-325. Think I’ll keep saving my pennies…..

Thanks for chiming in Mr. Yeti !!

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 09:16 PM

This came up in another bandsaw thread regarding the Rikon:

I’d keep looking for a nice used Delta.. patience pays when searching for old iron.


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

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 11:06 PM

Thanks for the link Brad. But I’ve been eyeball’n the Rikon for a few months as l like the resaw capacity. But I’ll keep that link/info in mind. If I come across a good deal on a Delta, or PM for that matter, I could go the extension block route I guess. Around central NY I don’t see much for used band saws of any brand so I’ll probably have to go new. And like many others, I need to keep the cost in check some what.

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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