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Raftermonkey

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1489 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw milling ebay deal

I just ran across this on ebay. I need a band saw but don’t know much about them. What do you folks think? Shopsmith 11” Bandsaw #505641 with Manual no blade
Current price: $79.99
End time: Aug-01-10 08:32:01 PDT
Add to watch list | See similar items. It says $50 shipping US postal service post. I didn’t think you could just mail an item this size. I have often been told that if it is too good to be true then it prolly is. I have learned that the hard way a few times and would rather leave that for someone in need of a lesson to learn,haha.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"


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Raftermonkey

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#1 posted 1489 days ago

Oh, and yes that is me in the picture. Same ole Raftermonkey new, rather handsome buddy icon if I do say so myself,haha.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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Wolffarmer

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#2 posted 1489 days ago

Hello

They are a decent BS for the size but you need a basic ShopSmith to run it. Any 5xx will do. The older ones have a cast iron table and the newer ones are aluminum. They take 71 3/4 or 72 inch blades and you can get a wood slicer for it. With a blade of some kind they usually go for about $225. Mine came via the USPS. Some of them may be set up on power station with their own motors or you can do that later. As I probably will soon.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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richgreer

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#3 posted 1489 days ago

I own one. It’s a good, small bandsaw. Of course you need a shopsmith to run it.

I also own a big 18” bandsaw but for light work I still use the shopsmith.

And, yes, you are a handsome avatar (whatever that is).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Raftermonkey

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#4 posted 1489 days ago

I apologize for the ignorance, but what are ya’ll talking about when you say “you need a shopsmith to run it”? You mean it doesn’t come with a motor? I’m lost,haha HELP!!!!!haha

Rich, Dunno they call them avatars on other forums. I see here it is called a buddy icon.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1489 days ago

Hi Zeke. That Shopsmith bandsaw is just an attachment for a shopsmith which is a mutipupose machine with one motor that runs all kinds of attachments like a lathe, horizontal drill, band saw and tablesaw, too I think. If you don’t already have a shopsmith, you would not want to buy that bandsaw attachment.
At one time I looked at a shopsmith but then I knew I needed dedicated tools so I can switch from one to another without moving attachments around.

Look for a bandsaw that is a stand alone machine. Try to get a 12”-’14” saw so it has a decent throat. Look for a good brand so you can get parts for it if you need them at a later date.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Raftermonkey

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#6 posted 1487 days ago

Ok, thanks Jim.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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