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Forum topic by Blair Helgason posted 02-02-2010 10:43 PM 1278 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blair Helgason

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02-02-2010 10:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: advice bandsaw used

Hey Everyone,

I just thought I’d run this ad by you to see what you all thought.

I’ve been checking the classified ads for a couple years now for a decent bandsaw and this is the first possibility that I found. I was hoping to get some insight on this specific model and the “suggested” price point (I do plan to counter). Thanks in advance for any advice you have to offer.

In case the link below doesn’t work the bandsaw is a 14” Delta MODEL 28-206:

http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?AdId=180218208&FromEmailAddress=blair_helgason%40yahoo.ca&MessageId=MSG.VIEW_AD.REPLY_TO_AD_SENT&NotifyMe=unchecked&ilIds=183273397%2C182722336%2C181976729%2C171074994%2C95049776%2C180218208%2C179870584%2C179859531%2C141206876%2C178691297%2C155330653%2C164644930%2C126576218%2C163564889&ilNext=-1&ilPrev=-1&ilProvider=SearchIdListProvider&ilqcCatId=10&ilqcKeyword=band+saw&mpname=R2S&mpname=Activity-R2S&mpuid=1700192%3B110%3B180218208%3B-407854288%3B%3B&secev=AQAAASaEQG4AAM0AAAACACIxMjY5MDQ3MjI5My5hMjBiMjY3Ljc2MmM3LmZmZmU4MTliAAAAAAq96WABAAAAAgAAAAAfSt1AZY3ZLUa9hAQ4azYfYn4GsAnrznk*#

-- Blair


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 10:45 PM

Seens close to the new price.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Blair Helgason

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 11:06 PM

The price that I’m seeing here is closer to $800 – $900. Keep in mind I’m in Canada and have limited options. Unless I’m not comparing the correct models. Check this link:

http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/picture10?NTITEM=28206

-- Blair

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tomfromwinnipeg

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 02:18 AM

Blair try Felder Machinery at 1360 church ave in winnipeg, they carry steel city and were carrying the winter sales prices for 14” with granite table model 50125 for $649 and the deluxe granite model # 50130 for $899.
I bought all my steel city stuff from them and no problems for 2 years.
Check out steel city’s winter sales catalogue at their web site for the specs.

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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Blair Helgason

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 02:33 AM

Thanks a lot Tom, I had no idea you could get Steel City products in Winnipeg. I’ve heard pretty good things about them.

-- Blair

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tomfromwinnipeg

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#5 posted 02-03-2010 02:34 AM

No problem, let me know how you make out.

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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jerryz

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 02:53 AM

I went to the Grizzly website today I was looking for something and I noticed a notice stating that they are now shipping to Canada.
May be worth looking there?

http://www.grizzly.com

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Blair Helgason

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 03:10 AM

Thanks Jerry, Actually I was thinking about the 14” Grizzly for a while especially after that article in Fine Woodworking (#209) but I’m leery about having such a large machine shipped (more about the cost than anything). The idea of buying something without the added cost of shipping would be nice. Thanks for the tip though, it’s definitely not off the table yet.

-- Blair

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Blair Helgason

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#8 posted 02-04-2010 12:40 AM

UPDATE: Just thought I’d keep you guys in the loop.

I just offered $450 depending of the saw being in good working order of course. We’ll see what happens.

-- Blair

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John Ormsby

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#9 posted 02-04-2010 01:19 AM

$450 is a good price for this saw. I have 2 of the older ones and they never give me any problems

. Good Luck!!!!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Blair Helgason

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#10 posted 02-04-2010 05:52 AM

UPDATE:

The seller does not like $450 offer but I’m going to check it out anyway. If it’s in close to perfect condition I’d be saving a lot of money.

-- Blair

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Blair Helgason

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#11 posted 02-05-2010 06:36 AM

FINAL UPDATE:

Well I just got back from checking the saw out and it runs perfectly. The seller had a piece of 3” x 3” x 3’ hard maple ready for me to run though. I was happy with it and ended up paying $480. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal. Now I just have to find a place for it… really I have no idea where it’s going to fit.

Thanks for all your help everyone. Wish me luck getting this beast down the stairs!

-- Blair

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