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Forum topic by Swoff posted 08-12-2010 08:27 PM 1249 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-12-2010 08:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question advice

I am new to the woodworking scene (and this site) and I am more like a glorified DIYer…I am looking at buying a used Delta 28-278- 14” band saw off of craig’slist for $200. I have been unable to find any good or bad reviews concerning this saw…any input is greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-12-2010 08:41 PM

Welcome to LJ’s, sounds like a deal to me.

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#2 posted 08-12-2010 08:56 PM

Unless it has been abused, jump on it. If it works and is in decent shape, it is worth a lot more than the asking price.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 08-12-2010 09:15 PM

Yes, its a good deal but What are you using the bandsaw for?
You will have hard time with a 3/4 motor.

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#4 posted 08-12-2010 09:26 PM

I won’t be doing any heavy duty work with it, mostly just “hobby work”...but i may want to do some resawing with it.

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#5 posted 08-12-2010 09:33 PM

buy it

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#6 posted 08-12-2010 10:18 PM

buy it

However, if you are going to use it to resaw any hardwood, learn to be patient. You may find yourself pushing through as little as 4” per minute.

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

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#7 posted 08-13-2010 12:09 AM

Thanks for the input…going to check it out tomorrow and hopefully purchase it.

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#8 posted 08-13-2010 03:23 AM

Just out of curiosity, could the 3/4 be replaced with a 1 or 1.25?
Though a little expensive for a new motor, if it’s possible, I would explore it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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