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Forum topic by ZacktheRipper posted 10-27-2016 08:43 PM 384 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ZacktheRipper

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10-27-2016 08:43 PM

I found a new 14” buffalo band locally for 175 dollars. He said it’s brand new in the box still never used. I knowed it’s an old saw and not great quality, but I’m wondering if it’s still worth it. I have an 18” already so this would be for cutting curves without switching blades all the time.


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#1 posted 10-27-2016 08:53 PM

Pictures or it didn’t/can’t happen!.... ;-)

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#2 posted 10-27-2016 08:59 PM


Pictures or it didn t/can t happen!.... ;-)

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#3 posted 10-27-2016 09:17 PM

It’s an imported Delta clone very similar to the old harbor freight saws. They were sold under a lot of different off-brand names. While usable, they require a bit of work to get them that way and can be difficult to adjust (tension, blade guides, etc…) and keep adjusted properly. Also, since it’s never been assembled, you have no idea what, if anything, might be missing/damaged or how it runs. Bearings have a shelf life as well, even if sitting idle. They were not known to have the best bearings in the world to begin with, and over time, the grease will separate and degrade, so you will probably want to replace them as a precaution. For $175 (or even $100), I’d pass on it and wait for a good name brand machine to show up.

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Brad

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#4 posted 10-27-2016 09:19 PM

Never heard of that brand in the modern era. If it’s a Taiwanese clone of the Delta and you can tune it up go for it. I’d pass personally, and look for an older american unit.

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#5 posted 10-27-2016 09:19 PM

Thanks for the advice. I’ll pass on it

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#6 posted 10-28-2016 06:25 PM

I had one for many years. It was a pain to use and keep adjusted. I gave it to a friend, he could never figure it out and sold it for $50.00. He did offer me the $s though…

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

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