A garage sale up the road from me has some old tools (described below). I
think the guy might be asking too much, but I thought I might consult the
learned opinions (often) found here.
I am rather new to woodworking, with a focus toward general household
millwork, and furniture/cabinet building. My stationary tools consist only
of a Ridgid CMS and a new General 650 Cabinet Saw (I am getting quite
serious about this!). BTW, I will share my experience in purchasing and
setting up the General saw in a subsequent posting a few days from now.
So, my shop needs both a drill press and a bandsaw (among other things). My
question is whether the following should fit the bill. I don't mind
cleaning and fixing things, but I don't want to pay too much, or any amount,
really, for something that will only aggravate me.
Delta Milwaukee Homecraft bandsaw. He is asking $100 (but said make an
The serial number plate says Rockwell, Serial#AP1635. I could find no Model
number on the saw. It looks to be about 10" from blade to throat. It runs,
but there is no switch (unless unplugging the power cord is considered a
switch). The blade wobbles quite a bit when started, but seems to settle in
once up to speed. The guides appear OK, but they should be easily
replaceable. The motor is a General Electric Model 26136, 5.4 Amp 110V, 1/4
HP at a speed of 1725 RPM. The motor is connected to the base of the saw
via a 2x4 mounted about 25 degrees off horizontal. An unused extra blade
accompanies the saw, with a label saying it is a 72.5" blade (nothing else
useful). The unit is obviously quite old, but surprisingly not a lot of rust
(and we are in South Florida!).
Craftsman Model 113.24581 15-1/2" Drill Press. He is asking $200 (and seems
to be firm).
Also on the model plate is "Mfg No 271", whatever that means. This is a
bench unit (not floor standing). It seems to run fine, although the belt
seems to be too loose. The quill does not vibrate appreciably while running
(a good thing, I'm sure). It is variable speed (380-8560 RPM) by virtue of
geared pullies (to be changed manually) at both the drive and spindle ends
of the belt. The table will move up/down, but does not tilt. The unit is
well rusted, but I think it might clean up nicely (with some accompanying
satisfaction in doing so, I'm sure).
In addition, he had...
Sears Model 106.153541 Air Compressor, 100PSI 6.4 CFM @40 PSI and 5.4 CFM
@90 PSI. I would consider this mostly for exterior house painting, as well
as spray finishing woodworking projects. I have no impact tools, but who
knows? With an unnamed 2 Gal. "paint" cannister with two pressure (or
whatever) guages attached, a spray nozzle, and hoses, he wants $100. This
equipment is newer (probably less than 10 years by the look of it) than the
above mentioned tools.
Are any of these diamonds in the rough? Should I go grab 'em before some
smarter guy gets them first?