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  • #16

    Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

    I drilled a hole in the guidebar of an 18'' chainsaw and pivoted it like a chopsaw at waist height, worked great

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    • #17

      Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

      Going with the lowest price,picking up a twenty five year old King tomorrow,unless it's a total basket case.
      Last edited by al.m..; 11-22-2019, 06:22 PM.

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      • #18

        Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

        I brought the king home ,the good,very good causmeticly, missing the belt guard,usual rust in the table,sharpn1/4" blade,runs smoother than I expected.price was right at $125
        the bad,lower guide busted,usual rust on table.

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        • #19

          Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

          Originally posted by al.m.. View Post
          I brought the king home ,the good,very good causmeticly, missing the belt guard,usual rust in the table,sharpn1/4" blade,runs smoother than I expected.price was right at $125
          the bad,lower guide busted,usual rust on table.
          A working saw for that price is a good deal. It leaves lots of dollars on the table to fix it up.

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          • #20

            Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

            I picked up an older busybee 14" for $75. Worked great.
            Steve The Drill Sergeant
            Check out MyShopNotes on YouTube.

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            • #21

              Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

              Sounds like a good deal. Do you have all the parts for the busted lower guide? It may be repairable using JB Weld depending on how it broke, you can also check R&D Bandsaws or online parts web sites for a replacement or upgrade to an aftermarket brand like Carter (but that will cost you more than you paid for the saw). Belt guard should be easy to fabricate from 1/4" plywood.

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              • #22

                Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

                Originally posted by Doug G View Post
                Sounds like a good deal. Do you have all the parts for the busted lower guide? It may be repairable using JB Weld depending on how it broke, you can also check R&D Bandsaws or online parts web sites for a replacement or upgrade to an aftermarket brand like Carter (but that will cost you more than you paid for the saw). Belt guard should be easy to fabricate from 1/4" plywood.
                dont have the missing parts,I do agree about facing a belt guard,easy enough.
                as a footnote,just got a return message on a vintage delta I inquired about,he accepted my offer!
                ug!
                still wonder if the delta is much better? Does it have as much white metal as the king?
                im sure I could recoup my costs on the king easy enough


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                • #23

                  Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

                  I would grab the Vintage Delta, fix up the King (and Delta if it needs it) use them both for a while then sell the one you like least. There's a chance you could come out ahead financially unlikely you would lose much provided you aren't in a hurry to sell. This assume you have the space and time to make the repairs and don't put too much money into the one you sell.

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                  • #24

                    Re: Vintage delta 14" bandsaw vs clones

                    Al, I have a B.I.L looking for a cheap bandsaw. Let me know if you end up with a spare.

                    cheers

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