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Posted on Ridgid 14" bandsaw woth $100?

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#1 posted 09-30-2012 11:32 AM

I would rather have the Delta 52-965 without fence and miter gauge whether ¾ or 1 HP if it runs and tracks properly. Newer bandsaw models with more bells and whistles have Asian motors and lesser quality components. Think Lowes stopped selling newer Delta 14” BS with 3/4 HP motor because they were crap.

Delta bandsaws normally sell without a fence. No fence would not be a deal killer for me. Aftermarket fences expensive but better quality than some OEM fences. Homemade simple fences and sleds more accurate than many OEM fences and miter gauges. Check out jig section of this forum and other on-line sites.

Time to get off the phone and go see the guy with money in your hand. Face to face meetings always work better. Even if do not close the deal that day, guy might be more inclined to call you back later on.

-- Bill

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