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Manufactured/Badged by:
Delta Specialty Co.
Milwaukee, WI

True Manufacturer:
Heston & Anderson, Fairfield, IA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Keith Bohn
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: No. 385 / No. 366 12" Band Saw
Date of Manufacturer: Late 20's/Early 30's
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Last Updated 5/10/2012 5:30:37 PM

This is another of those, "while I was driving home one day" stories. Anyway, it's true. After seeing the sign, making the turn, stopping to look, finding the saw and giving the nice lady $25 (I did not negotiate with her) I found myself continuing the ride home with this saw (sans wheel cover) in the back of the Jeep.

It wasn't a couple/few days later when I was scrubbing Al Gore's Wunderful Whirled Wild Web when I came across a classified ad where a guy had bought the identical saw. Seems he bought it but in the glee of his find he'd not realized that the table on his saw was missing. But, it had the wheel cover. $40 plus shipping poorer I had another saw (parts saw?) and the wheel cover.

Note - this entry was edited to add Heston & Anderson as the manufacturer. See also the Blue Star 12" mini-snowflake, which was a Heston & Anderson label, which has the same frame but a different wheel cover. The original post date for this entry was 6/7/2003. The edit date is 5/10/2012. Admin/DG

The saw as you see it in the photos below is a No. 385 with the *optional* No. 386 Aluminum Guard (wheel cover). The saw with stand was sold as a No. 366.

This saw was actually manufactured for Delta by Hesston and Anderson in Fairfield, IA. I have never seen one badged as an HA but I have seen it in the 1939 Blue Star Products (the direct to public side of HA) catalog.

It sold from the late 20's and into the early 30's and was sold along side Delta's 10" No. 785 band saw. The 12" model was finally dropped when Delta released the 14" band saw.

Wisconsin Power Tools in Milwaukee has an identical saw but on the stand.

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Comments: Saw From The Front
Source: Keith Bohn
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Comments: Saw With Wheel Cover Open
Source: Keith Bohn
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Comments: Saw From The Back
Source: Keith Bohn
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