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post #1 of 8 Old 04-05-2016, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Rockwald 14" Bandsaw

I've recently gotten a hold of an old Rockwald 14" Woodcutting Bandsaw. I haven't been able to find one lick of information about it online. Wondering if anyone has ever seen one of these? It's in fair shape. It's been sitting in a barn for goodness knows how many years and the paint is chipping, blade is rusty, and one of the tensioners is broken, but may be able to be fixed. It works. When I first pulled it out I flipped it on and it went to spinning but came off the track. That's when I really started to checking it out to see if anything was wrong. Any info is appreciated. Also kind of wondering how much something like that might be worth too.
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Picture would be a GREAT help in identifying what it is. Take a few pics and I am sure at least one person might be able to help... Serial Number or a picture of the id Tag.....
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Rockwell is the former name of Delta. It's changed back and forth a few times. Current company bought the Delta name. The Rockwell name is now being used by a Chinese company. Many of the classic Rockwell machines were made in Brazil, long considered the best woodworking machines of the day. Their cast iron frame 14" bandsaw set the standard which many others copied. Plenty of parts available. Manuals online. There are many different models, different motors, depending on the year but in most cases, something like a 70's Rockwell 14" bandsaw will be excellent. Value will depend on condition, which model and year, closed base or not, magnetic switch or not, lever tensioner or not, mobile base or not, condition of tires on the wheels, motor size, accessories, could be anywhere from $20 to $700.
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My phone isn't letting me upload pictures. I'll try tomorrow. But it's definitely rockwald. Not rockwell bud.
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My phone isn't letting me upload pictures. I'll try tomorrow. But it's definitely rockwald. Not rockwell bud.
I'll have to see a picture to believe it. To the best of my knowledge Rockwald doesn't exist. Google also wasn't able to pull up anything.

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Hard to find much about the company but when a guy has a machine with that name on it I will take his word for it, here is a drill press they made:
http://bid.rynoauctions.com/view-auc...%252F4228%252F

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Well the big picture of the whole thing isn't coming through. But here's the logo on it. Here's your pic. You've seen. So believe. :)
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I'd guess it's another generic 14" saw made in Taiwan, that got rebadged with a somewhat familiar sounding name.

Look for an elephant logo on the black plastic knobs, the elephant is the logo of the company in Taiwan that made a lot of these, under a lot of different names (including Jet).
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