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Forum topic by Wintersedge posted 04-13-2010 07:05 AM 2524 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Wintersedge

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04-13-2010 07:05 AM

I was looking for a bandsaw and not wanting to spend a lot. A coworker, who I do not know that well, is selling a Delta 28-475x for 175 with the mobile base and 2 delta blades still in the packaging. The saw was bought in 2005 and the guy still has all the original warranty and instructions. It is a 14” bandsaw and I would like to do some resaw; I need to do some research and see if it can support a riser block and 3/4” blade.

The question is a saw that retailed for 800ish and is 5 years old worth 175? Does the X5 line stand up well? My goal would be to buy one unit of whatever I buy and keep for the next 10-20 years if not longer. The unit has no rust and guy is a fanatic about his tools, so I am pretty sure it is well taken care of. I did some test cuts and it tracks well without much drift. The unit is small and quite which is making me lean towards a yes.

If you were in the market for a smaller bandsaw would you buy it?

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 08:59 PM

I would buy that if I need a bandsaw. Even though X5 line is import, it’s still has some more expensive features (enclosed stand, quick tension release, 1.5 HP motor) and even if you buy an equivalent Grizzley you’d have to pay a few hundred more. I though X5 was 5 year warranty so don’t count on the warranty. But if the saw is in good condition like you said it sounds like a good deal.

-- Ed

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