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05-30-2016 06:22 AM

Thinking about calling on this bandsaw.Price could be negotiable?.Grizzly website has it on sale at 795.00 +shipping.I would need a riser kit at some point + mobile base.It would be wise to run a piece of wood through it to make sure it tracks,cuts straight ect.The saw has pretty good reviews on it also.It fits my needs.How would one transport this?.Could you lay it down?.Looking for pros/cons on this purchase.https://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/5603842594.html
Thx.,Jeff

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.


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#1 posted 05-30-2016 11:36 AM

Well, with freight, a new one is $895.
It looks almost brand new, though. I’d offer $600.

What do you have to move it with? Yes, you can lay it down, but put a lot of blankets under the top end to protect the sheet metal.

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#2 posted 05-30-2016 11:47 AM

Thx Gerry.Nissan Armada to move it.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 05-30-2016 12:44 PM

The first thing I would do before moving it is to remove the table so no one will grab it to move it .
we often don’t think much about the freight and how a company sends a brand new one to our door but it is an obstacle to overcome if the buyer is in charge of it.
I have passed on a couple of good deals for 17” bandsaws because the cost of freight would negate any saving I was getting for buying a used saw.
If the seller’s place was close and there’s a truck available, that would change things drastically.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 01:06 PM

Thx Ken.Location is about 1 hr away north of Tucson.I don’t know anyone with a truck.Maybe the seller has one and will offer.I thought about tilting it back on a piece of ply and then sliding it back into my vehicle.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 01:20 PM

Grizzly tools are like new cars. Once it leaves the lot it lost value that you can never get back. Little or no warranty. Way too much even for a fairly new machine. Just my thought.

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#6 posted 05-30-2016 01:25 PM

TheFridge thx.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 05-30-2016 01:40 PM

Jeff, if you insist on getting it, I might be persuaded to help…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

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#8 posted 05-30-2016 04:44 PM

I think moving it is easy.
Take off the table and fence, unbolt the bottom, and lay down the upper end in your SUV, and stand up the base.

I think the blades have some worth, especially if he bought a decent brand. It says three are still new.

At two years old, and you really don’t know how much wood he did put through it, but the tires have two years of age on them, and I’d want to see it run and cut a piece to see if it cuts straight.

That being said:
He’s about $219 below a new one dropped at your door, so if he won’t come down, there’s that.

I know if I had that up for only five days I’d be very hard pressed to lower my price at this early stage.
If it is true, he doesn’t use it much, he may be patient enough to wait for someone to offer his asking.
But bandsaws don’t last long on CL, especially in this size. So you are playing with a bit of fire. If someone calls him and says I have $625 cash money, would he pop? Who knows.

I’d probably do $650 if I really wanted it, but with his asking price this close to new, I’d also think in terms of the warranty being worth something also and buying new.
This is a tough one.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#9 posted 05-30-2016 07:07 PM

That saw has got some nice features, and it looks nearly unused. The fence, light, plus extra blades, plus the condition, would make it interesting.

Less expensive is always better, though. I agree, a little cheaper would make it more compelling.

I got a mobile base from Harbor Freight for my 14” bandsaw, it works well and is about $40. I wouldn’t worry about that.

I wouldn’t worry too much about how well it cuts, it may very well need some adjustments, but I’ve found all used tools do.

At $500, it would be very interesting. At $675, less so. But, either way, it would be a nice saw.

Those are easy to move. I just take them apart at the seller’s place, and load them up. Remove the table, then remove the saw from the base.

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#10 posted 05-30-2016 07:41 PM

Not sure if you’re interested in the extra hour drive, but there’s a Rikon 10-325 listed up here in Phoenix CL for $550. It has 1.5hp and 13” resaw capacity without having to buy the riser block. I have this same saw and it’s a great saw. I’ve seen these for $700 used on cl before.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/tls/5599471617.html

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#11 posted 05-30-2016 08:49 PM

Thx for comments and suggestions.I’m off to go look at it.Matt I’m not interested in driving to Phoenix-I did see that saw-thx.I did call the buyer he used it several times for a project.The blades are Timberwolfs he says.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#12 posted 05-30-2016 09:20 PM

+1 on removing the table. My Dad recently gave me a 70s era Rockwell Delta band saw. I tipped it into the back of my truck on its spine, the box stand kept it from tipping on an 800 mile trip…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#13 posted 05-30-2016 09:24 PM

+1 on removing the table. My Dad recently gave me a 70s era Rockwell Delta band saw. I tipped it into the back of my truck on its spine, the box stand kept it from tipping on an 800 mile trip…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#14 posted 05-31-2016 12:15 AM

Its now look like a the band saw is gone.

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#15 posted 05-31-2016 01:18 AM

Alaska, you are right. If he didn’t get it that is one of the risks of putting a link on a site for evaluation. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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