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Jet 18" bandsaw, 5 years old, hasn't been used in 2, how much would you pay?

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Forum topic by AttainableApex posted 09-18-2010 10:54 PM 2917 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AttainableApex

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09-18-2010 10:54 PM

So i found an 18in bandsaw for sale by this termite company.
Its 5 years old and hasn’t been used in 2 years really.
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do you guys have anything i should look for?
what would you pay for it?

-- Ben L


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#1 posted 09-19-2010 12:11 AM

New, they run around $1500.
Does it have a fence? What’s the HP? Looks like a 110 motor, judging from the cord. So, it’s probably the 1 3/4 motor…or smaller.
Run it. See if it tracks well. Listen for any odd noises.
I’d say you’d get a good deal at $4-500. Used much or not, 5 years old is 5 years old.

-- 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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#2 posted 09-19-2010 12:39 AM

ya thats what i figure.
it doesn’t have a fence, and the table is rusted, so i would have to clean that up ( which i have done on my table saw and jointer ( sat for a long time with no use) and am sick of doing it)
ya i really want the grizzly 17 extreme series band saw, but at $1100 this saw looks doable.

i would try and get a laguna drift master fence if i got this :)

-- Ben L

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#3 posted 09-19-2010 12:49 AM

Geez, $400.00 sounds pretty low to me, that would be a steal.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 09-19-2010 01:30 AM

This is the older model of Jet bandsaw. The vertical frame section is square. The newer models start wider at the bottom and get narrower at the top. This particular saw has a weaker frame. $400 would be a reasonable price to pay for it.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#5 posted 09-19-2010 01:47 AM

That’s pretty good then, I know where one is right now the guy wants $750.00 for. I never see them around here going for that…for $400.00 I would be sorely tempted to pick one up. Good luck OP with your purchase if you decide to make the purchase, it looks like it could be a heck of a good deal.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 09-19-2010 06:50 AM

well abbott i hope its not the same person im looking at.
where abouts are you, hopefully not in southern California

-- Ben L

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#7 posted 09-19-2010 09:53 AM

Hi Ben, no sir, I’m farther north.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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