Published at Monday, 24 December 2018. Industrial Machinery. By Agathe David.
I was voyaging my native Craigslist tools unit and saw an ad for a 14” Delta band saw. The vendor was requesting $60. I had seen samples of this band saw promoted for upwards of $400, so I was interested. I called the man, and he supposed me that a bunch of people had called, and that a man was on his way to come appearance at it, but he would call me if it fell finished. I was a dissatisfied, but became on with my day. At lunch, my telephone rings – it’s the vendor of the band saw calling to communicate the other guy had peeled out. Awesome! I stopped by the ATM, and high tailed it to take a look at the saw. When I became there, the saw was straight in a landscaping trailer. As I got nearer, it’s more major flaws began showing. The power switch was nothing more than a light switch, and was hanging by a wire. The table was corroded, but not too seriously, the tires were awful, and the thrust manners were seized, and partially cut through – by the back of the saw blade! Moreover, much of the band saw’s smaller parts were coming to me in a plastic bag. The vendor informed me that the saw had belonged to his grandpa.
It was in beautiful rough shape, but I figured for $60, the motor, and the cast iron frame were worth more than I was giving. I paid the requesting price, and the vendor helped me tussle the saw into the back of my Subaru. I was now the satisfied new owner of an American made Delta band saw!
With a little exploration I educated that the saw was manufactured in 1994. The previous owner had evidently been very rough on the saw. The whole inside of the wheel housings were covered in a black, tar-like substance, as were the adjustment instruments under the table. It seemed that no routine maintenance had been done. I got it sort of put together that night, and turned it on. A terrible grinding, knocking commotion spilled forth from the machine, as it stood shaking violently. I closed it down and pulled the plug. At that fact, I decided to assume a thorough restoring of the saw, which would be my first experience in carrying a machine back from the grave.
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