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Forum topic by Bob2004 posted 03-26-2017 05:24 PM 349 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob2004

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03-26-2017 05:24 PM

I have been looking at a Jet JWBS 20 3hp 1ph bandsaw. It was new in 1995. It is supposedly in good working order, “lightly used”, except for some rust on the bottom door and a broken latch on it. He is asking $1600. I am thinking that is a little high. What would be a fair price and a great deal price on the saw?

-- Bob, Northeast Ohio


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 03-26-2017 05:38 PM

According to the Jet web site, both the The JWBS20-3 and JWBS18-3 have 3hp motors and a resaw capacity of 16”... and you can get a JWBS18-3 for about $1800 brand new.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 05:45 PM

I did not know that about the Jet 18. The old Jet 20’s capacity is around 12”. Thanks for the info.

-- Bob, Northeast Ohio

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#3 posted 03-26-2017 06:01 PM

I’d be shooting for a target price of $1000 or less and only if it’s in really good shape. What the seller is asking is way too close to what a comparable new machine would be.

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 06:30 PM

A $1000 is about I was thinking of. Even $1000 might be on the high end. His problem is that his asking price is way too high. Maybe the sentimental value is whats high…....or the seller!

-- Bob, Northeast Ohio

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#5 posted 03-26-2017 10:28 PM

Sentimental value can certainly cloud some sellers’ judgement on what’s reasonable. Did you get to look at it in person yet? The only reason I threw out the $1000 number is that it could be worth close to that if in perfect shape, anything less than perfect and less would be more appropriate depending on just how far from perfect it is. I would think anything $600 or less would qualify as a “great deal” but depending on what you’re planning on doing with it, you may be sacrificing some features/capability vs. buying new.

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#6 posted 03-27-2017 12:03 AM

Just note the older Jet 16/18/20” bandsaws without the pyramid spine are not very rigid. Not a great choice for any serious resawing, they do make perfectly fine general purpose/contour cutting saws, though the tables are a little on the small side and the guides are somewhat finicky to adjust.

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