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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 02:09 AM

Hi Doug. I could not see it in that link. It looked like a table saw in that orange block with all the pictures.
Anyway, if it was in poor condition- all rusty and parts missing, I would not give it a second look.
If it was in excellent condition I don’t think I’d go much over 275. If it was in good condition, maybe 200.
Look it over good. open it up and look at the rubber tires to see if they are all cut up or cracked. they could cost you 50-75 to replace them. See if it has a fence. They are very handy on a band saw.

Here is one on E bay with a bid of $440. It does not sound like a deal to me. ! It does not look to be in even good shape. You could buy a new Grizzly G0555 ultimate saw for that. That is what you should really do. You will use it the rest of your life and not have to shop for a better one later.
I re-saw 10” oak on mine with a 1/4” blade. It is a workhorse!!

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