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Workshop #9: A New Addition!

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 10-12-2009 07:07 PM 965 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Ever changing, some recent additions Part 9 of Workshop series Part 10: Bandsaw works great!! »

Well I have been watching Craigslist almost daily in order to find a bandsaw. Last night I did and sent a message quick to the seller. Went to look at it this morning and bought it. At under $100 it looked to be in great shape and runs good.

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Older Sears/Craftsman model with tilting head. Has the fence and miter gauge as well as some nice casters and I was able to find the manual online for it. I plan to do a bit of tuning up on it in the next month or so and can hopefully put it to work working on Christmas Gifts.

The only real downside I see is that it is a little bit bigger then I expected it to be so I will have to work around it for a bit until I can reconfigure the shop yet again :).

More later.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 07:23 PM

enjoy !

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 08:55 PM

I’ve got an older version of that saw but the 14” one. It does the job. I don’t want to do any log resawing with it but my general day to day bandsaw needs in the shop; I never give it a second thought.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 10-13-2009 03:45 PM

That looks like a great saw to make angled cuts with that tilting head. I hate to make cuts on a tilted table.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-13-2009 04:40 PM

Looks like that will be a great saw for you. Good score!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 10:53 PM

Good find, great price. Enjoy.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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