|Forum topic by HeirloomWoodworking||posted 1133 days ago||3058 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
1133 days ago
Ok brothers and sisters….
I have been pining for a bandsaw for a LONG time. I have done my homework and have decided that for the purposes that I want to use it for…I want a quality machine with good resaw capabilitiesm that is going to last me the rest of my woodworking lifetime. No toys, or buying something less than what I really should own…
I was all but set on pulling the trigger on a new Grizzley G0513X2B 17” 2 HP Extreme-Series® Bandsaw w/ Cast Iron Trunnion & Brake $1,189 delivered (and of course it comes with the fantastic Grizzley customer service that I hear my fellow LJ’s speak so highly of).....but a local Craigslist add lists the following:
NEW/NEVER USED Jet 20” Woodworking Bandsaw Model JWBS-20 Rip Fence, Bearing Guides, Dual tapered support column, Mitre gauge, Foot Break. 75”H x 22”W x30-3/4”D Motor 2HP, 1Ph, 230V Net Weight 500 lbs ($1899 retail) Reduced to $1250
Anyone have experience in this saw, and can you offer me a good arguement to purchase this unit over the Griz? I have to drive about 100 miles to but the Jet, but if it is worth the $$ I am listening.
-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking