|Forum topic by Etkini||posted 08-17-2015 10:59 PM||528 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-17-2015 10:59 PM
I’ve been browsing these forums for quite some time and used information I’ve gathered to start building my workshop since purchasing a house two months ago. I had access to a really nice wood shop when I was younger, then fell out of it for a while until purchasing this house and remembering how much cheaper it is to build instead of buy.
With that said, I’m looking for a band saw to add to my collection. My budget is about $600. I don’t really see re-sawing as something I would do a lot of, but things change and I’ve never complained about having too much power. I was looking at the Grizzly G0555LANV because of it’s good reviews and it being only $545 delivered, but then decided to check Cragislist, which brings me to the point of my post:
Does anyone have any info on the Grizzly G4186z? It was manufactured in 2000, is about two hours away from my house, and the guy only wants $250 which seems like a screaming deal for a 18” band saw. It looks like it’s in good shape, and comes with extra blades. I can not find any info online about it minus the spec sheet on Grizzly’s website. One thing that I did see that somewhat turns me off is it has steel block guides. I’ve always used and had saws with bearing guides, as I’ve always been under the impression metal-on-metal contract isn’t the best in moving parts, but it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been wrong.
Thanks for any help in advance.