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:
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.
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.
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!