|Forum topic by dmorrison||posted 12-13-2009 11:14 AM||6855 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-13-2009 11:14 AM
A friend wants to buy my Delta 16 inch 3 wheel 28-560 band saw. I don’t mind getting rid of it, so I started to look for a new or newer band saw. The band saw is the last tool in my shop I feel I need to upgrade. I don’t, and have not done resawing due to 2 items. 1- I work in pine and it’s easier and cheaper to just put it though the thicknesser and 2-my band saw can’t resaw very well. So if I’m upgrading I’ll be sure to get all the capabilities.
Grizzly 14 inch deluxe G0457, “The last band saw you’ll ever need” according to Fine Woodworking. $989.00 Delivered
Rikon 10-325 14-Inch Deluxe Band saw $700.00 + tax
I did a search on craigslist and ebay for new and used band saws. 2 interesting posts came up.
A Jet 18 inch 1-3/4 HP band saw, model JET 710750 JWBS-18X 18-Inch 1-3/4-Horsepower Resaw Woodworking Bandsaw with Roller Guides Listed on Craigslist for $800, used, but looked in pretty good shape. Right here in the DFW area, but at 440# weight, how to move it??? And is it just to big? 22” X 33” X 71”. But, believe it or not, it’s about the same floorspace as my current Delta 28-560 band saw due to the spread legs and size. I just measured it.
And a Delta model 28-280 new in the box $550 plus shipping. The classic Delta band saw that is rated so well by Fine Woodworking. Enclosed stand, 1HP.
So what to do! Your recommendations?