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Forum topic by McFly posted 05-01-2016 02:47 PM 485 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2016 02:47 PM

What’s a decent price on one of these saws? Looking at one in un-restored condition, no motor, no drive belt. I’m hoping to snag it cheap since I will have to put some work into getting it going again. It’s the perfect size for my small shop and would allow me the option of doing a few projects where a bookmatch top is called for.


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#1 posted 05-01-2016 04:43 PM

Photos would help.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#2 posted 05-01-2016 05:27 PM

Indeed they would, but I don’t have any yet. Based on the condition description of “un-restored” I’m thinking it could be anywhere from decent for its age to pretty beat up.

I’m thinking that since it doesn’t have either motor or drive belt, I wouldn’t pay any more than 30-40 bucks to take a chance on it but I don’t want to insult the guy with a lowball offer.

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#3 posted 05-01-2016 05:41 PM

I have one and it is in unregistered but excellent condition. Mine was made in the early 1950s. I put new urethane tires on it and did subroutine maintenance. I have the original Emerson Electric Motor.

Once I got it turned up, it cut great and a solid machine. It is very heavy with the cast iron parts and the table is solid.

The only problem is finding the thrust bearing guides. Mine are OK but will need new ones sometime. The bearings and bushings need oiling and you should make certain there are OK.

A new Rikon 10” bandsaw goes for around $200 or so. Without a motor, I would not pay any more than $50 and that would be if all the parts are there and it is working condition.

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#4 posted 05-01-2016 06:04 PM

Thanks, Red. That’s pretty much in line with my thinking as well. I’m well aware that the quality of the home craft line is on par or better than today’s hobbyist fare being offered at premium prices!

I’ll have to find out if he has all the parts. Hell, the work lamps go for about $125 so if he has that, I’ve already won! LOL

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