There is a Delta bandsaw in my area being sol on Craigslist. Model
number is a 28-216. Based on pictures, it appears to be in great shape.
Here's the link >>> http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/tls/5312097657.html
If you can't view or don't want to view the link, the description is
below. The asking price is $595.
Delta model 28-216
14" blade to back post capacity
Made in 2003
1 1/2 hp delta motor
115 / 230 volt wired for 115 currently
includes 6" riser block to allow 12" resaw capacity
Includes Delta mobile base
Includes Delta Rip fence
Made in USA
Very nice condition
A few extra blades included
I believe I know the answer, but, is it worth it?
Both are over priced IMHO.
That's close to new. I paid $700 for the 1hp back in 2002-2004.
So used it should be much less.
That being said, if I had to buy a unit today, it would not be that unit.
I would be buying a euro style. The Delta just wasn't what it should
I would be tempted to look closer. IITC, this model is one of the last
Delta's made in the USA. Might want to do a little research on that.
That, along with the mobile base and riser, certainly make it worth
considering, especially if you can talk down the price a bit.
Don't let anyone piss on your parade if you're looking for an
affordable, used 14" bandsaw. This one, if it is indeed "made in USA",
and with a few tweaks, would likely do whatever the average woodworker
would ask of it.
That's what I was thinking.
It's a 2003 with the riser block and the mobile base.
It also looks brand new, not "did a very thorough job of cleaning up"
The guy will probably take $500 for it. In order to get that quality,
new, you're looking at probably $750, without the riser and wheels.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Really not. Mine with a riser block, mobile base and circle cutting
attachment were all included at around $700, and a 14v Delta Drill.
Delta was running a special, and I suspect they must have run other
specials of similar types.
And mine was American made. BTW that means little as I had lots of
issues that I had to resolve to get this machine cutting. I was quite
upset with the quality. Wish I had bought the Laguna. But that's done now.
But when did you buy yours? And how does that convert to today's
dollars? I know that most equipment had increased in price
significantly in the last 5~10 years.
For instance the Rikon 18" band saw has increased in price by 60% since
MSRP is $1097. There's an used/demo unit available on Laguna's website
Dishonest of EC not to note that it was a demo unit at that price.
There is also a Demo LT16HD for $2799.
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