This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: milt@hp-sdd.HP.COM (Milt Fisher)
Date: 14 Nov 86 18:11:34 GMT
> Since you are considering purchasing a cheap imported tool, why
> not spend about the same money and get a Delta 14" clone? It has
From what I was told, the Sears saw is not imported, it is made in Georgia,
USA. (Correct me if I'm wrong and you KNOW that you're right). Try to
get parts for your clone - do Delta parts REALLY fit?
> Another option would be to but a Delta, they can be had at a discount
> in the $550 range.
Where? If you mean the basic saw *without* the motor than this is true, but
the Delta motor will cost you another $100.
From: drt@hpcnoe.UUCP (Dean Thompson)
Date: 17 Nov 86 16:47:43 GMT
When I bought my bandsaw, I bit the bullet and bought the Delta
(Rockwell at the time). Since I am a turner I spend a *LOT* of time
cutting through 3-5" of stock. Sturdiness is important to me.
My dad has a Sears and I would agree, they are too cheap for even
home use. If you are cost sensitive, I would suggest an import from
a reputable importer such as Connover or Grizzly. They will stock
By the way, has anyone ever tried to buy parts for an old Delta?
You can get them but they are EXPENSIVE!!!