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Forum topic by Cozmo35 posted 11-23-2010 11:17 PM 1430 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2010 11:17 PM

I have been in the market for a new 18 inch band saw for some time now. I initally wanted a Grizzly, but I got a HUGE run around from them and then found out that they are on back order!I then went to woodcraft and saw a Rikon for a really good price. It actually had a 2 1/2 horsepower motor as opposed to the Grizzly with a 2 hp motor AND it was a better price. I ordered it and they said it would take a week to get it in. A week has come and gone. I called and they tell me it is on “backorder” till after the first of the year! %#@!!!!!!*

Why is it that when I am ready to spend some money, no one can seem to have what I want IN STOCK!?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 11:32 PM

Sounds familiar.

My planer died recently. Motor burnout with no apparent reason. Now a new induction motor would cost £500 for mine. So I went around looking for a new planer. I came across an 8” model for £153. Now I know its not going to be quite up to the standard of my 10” Electra Beckum but needs must. So I ordered it. Only to find out there was a four week backorder. Seems it comes from China. Are the models you are after made in the US?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 11:34 PM


ROFL that’s usually how it goes. When ya got money there isn’t anything to buy or it’s outta stock or back ordered.



-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 11:38 PM

Coz: I think yours is sort of a commentary on the state of the economy. The downturn in the construction and home remodeling industry has caused a lot of dealers to cut inventory and reduce their stock. When the orders don’t come in from the dealers, the manufacturers stop or slow down manufacturing.

What they are doing is creating scarcity of goods.

Prices are going up. Four years ago, I paid $399.00 (including shipping) plus sales tax for a Jet JWTS-10 10-Inch WorkShop Table Saw. The same tool today is on ‘sale’ on for $855.00 (sales tax and shipping NOT included). In other words, in four years, the price on that tool has gone up 115%. And with recent decisions to devalue US currency, you can expect higher prices in the future as inflation increases.

Yesterday, I stopped at a local company that specializes in wood and metal-working machinery (this shop is the one that supplies the high school and tech school shops in our area, and have always been the ‘go-to-guys’ for my tool needs.

There was a time when they had all kinds of floor models both in the showroom and back the shop area. Yesterday, the only band saw they had on display was a Delta 14” ... the only table saw was one of the new SawStop 110v cabinet saws.


-- 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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#4 posted 11-23-2010 11:40 PM

Martyn, Sadly ALL of the band saws I have found are mande in Taiwan.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 11:41 PM


I think Craigslist has bandsaws in stock.

Here is a link for a Grizzly 20”.

I checked the Dallas craiglist and people have quite a few listed for sale. Yo might do better looking for a used one?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 11:44 PM

Gerry, You’re right. It is a sad state of affairs. This country was founded on manufacturing and craftsmanship. But,...It has gone the way of the dinosaur!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 11:44 PM

John, THANKS! I’ll check it out!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 11-24-2010 02:45 AM

Coz & Gerry: Multi-Billiion Dollar buisnesses find it too expensive to manufacure in the US… and nothing will be done, since the Politions own half the companies… They really oughta pass a law REQUIRING US companies manufacture in the US… since it is really what kills our economy.

Some say that will make us the USSA:United Socialist States of America… but.. it will also make the US a more formidable nation. If we go to War tommorrow with China(or Korea after they just bombed a SK island..) then we will have nothing…since the first things to go, are always embargos… America used to be a proud nation, where QUALITY was made.. now-days its awful…

Look at my bandsaw for example… The same piece snapped twice… because such…s**ty… quality was acceptable in the part…coulda dam near killed me.. I seriously think I am going to look into auctions and get a real AMERICAN BS… Chinese stuff is deadly stuff…

To the OP: Stay clear of Delta… I wont buy from them again… after having my saw broken for over a month, then having to hound them for a month to finally get it repaired…then another month to get a refund, after that repair failed the next day….
—- I would seriously look into a Craigslist Walker-Turner, Delta(nothing after the 90s maybe), PowerMatic(we have one of their 18” at school… nice saw… An Old green one..), or perhaps some other company.. I hear the Early Griz’s werent good…

Well, theres my rant for the day..

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#9 posted 11-24-2010 04:21 AM

Also, Woodworkersupply has the woodtek 17” 2HP at a good price with 10 on hand.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#10 posted 11-24-2010 05:42 AM

The problem is not the factories quality, it’s the specs that they are given.
If today all 17,18, 21 etc…. inch .. bandsaws are made in US, we all still won’t able to afford it.

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#11 posted 11-24-2010 02:47 PM

I woke up this morning with a new outlook on life and reasoning for all the crappy stuff that happens from time to time. Upon first thought I was afraid my bad luck had rolled over to you Mike…. With my current mind set I think it is an omen that you where not meant to have that band saw simply because it was in fact not a band saw at all. Let me elaborate….. I think that contraption you ordered may have been a very cleverly disguised alien beacon for the mother ship to hone in on. There is no telling how much money you just saved yourself from by not having to go to a shrink for all the “Abduction” nightmares that would come from it…

OK…..Most likely that isn’t the case, but it sure sounds better than the doom and gloom end of the economy stuff…lol

Just chock it up to bad luck…. Keep shopping around and for heavens sake don’t go gambling any time soon. Best of luck and I’ll keep an eye out for you…

Now I’m off to take my meds…. Buahh Ha Ha!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 11-24-2010 03:21 PM

Dan,...You’ve got some serious issues! LOL!!! The mother ship did come by but I directed them to Texarkana.

When you said ”I think it is an omen that you where not meant to have that band saw ”, I thought you’d been talking to my wife!! That is EXACTLY what she said. But then her elaboration took a more sane path. LOL!

I’ll keep shopping and sooner or later I’ll come across a good deal THAT IS IN STOCK. Hey even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. (Much like the nuts here on LJ’s!) They are the best!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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