|Forum topic by jtylerp||posted 09-19-2010 04:04 PM||991 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-19-2010 04:04 PM
This old Grizzly bandsaw popped up yesterday. The only thing I know about bandsaws is that I need one and if this one works it is a good deal. I’ve got a few questions.
Is the tensioner not a big deal to buy and replace?
Will I be able to see it run if it has no tensioner, maybe just pull of the blade and turn it on or something?
Any problems I should be on the lookout for with this saw?
Brief tangent: Craigslist, at least around here, is feast or famine. I just got that Delta Contractor’s saw I asked you guys about (it’s awesome, still refurbing it) and now this bandsaw pops up. This is going to be a fun conversation with my wife… “yeah, I just got a saw but this is a DIFFERENT kind of saw, it cuts curves” I can just see her eyes rolling now.
These things never pop up. It’s always benchtop bandsaws and either benchtoptable saws or cabinet saws I don’t have the amps for. I wish the good finds would have spaced themselves out a little more. If this works out though I’m going to start having something resembling a respectable woodshop though :)
-- Tyler, woodworking newbie