View Full Version : Delta Bandsaw Restoration

06-16-2007, 08:48 PM
Well here it is, the Katrina submerged Delta bandsaw I acquiried last year. As usual I'm stuck on motor/power options, but Darin (Wiredscience) working some options for me. Until then here's the rest of it.
Enjoy, Cadwiz

06-16-2007, 09:11 PM
Hey,that cleaned up good,nice job!Getting rid of rust and crust is fun ain't it?:D

Haven't forgot the shaper pics,just been busy lately.

06-16-2007, 09:20 PM
No prob, I'm in no hurry, I'll be in Arkansas for work for awhile anyway.

Yea rust removal via electrolysis is way cool, new bearings and the thing's smooth as silk! Gotta fire up my sprayer if I do this much longer, the spray can thing's gettin old.


06-16-2007, 09:55 PM

I think other posters have shown restorations from Katrina damage (or were those your's also?).

Are these machines cheap, like scrap prices?

06-16-2007, 10:06 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures. Looks like you did a real good job on that. I'd be proud to own it.

06-16-2007, 10:44 PM
Are these machines cheap, like scrap prices?

Depends,if they are at a scrapyard or yard sale yes,sometimes cheaper.If they are at an auction no.I have seen stuff in much worse shape than Cad's bandsaw go for big money at auctions.

06-17-2007, 07:17 AM
That looks great. Nice paint. Still has the knobs too. I have a little Craftsman from the 40's I found on the street curb. It got flooded too. It works great now. Jim

06-17-2007, 07:52 AM
Thanks for the replies. Yes, these two machines were cheap as in free. They belonged to a friend of mine that lost his house down to the slab in Bay St. Louis. This was all they found literally. Found the bandsaw about a 1/2 block away washed up against a fence. My friend moved back to Baton Rouge and didn't have the heart to start a shop again so he gave these to me. I was told that at least in that area that during cleanup there was all sorts of stuff out by the curb, assuming you could find a curb. Down in New Orleans who knows, they still haven't cleaned up, still mounds and mounds of debris piled up. I restored the drill press seen in the first pic last year and posted the results. I finally got a motor for it and it works flawlessly. I used Hammertone silver to mask some of the pitting from the saltwater. Between the saw, DP, and recent Bridgeport efforts I think I'm starting to get the hang of this machine restoration hobby.