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blocopolis

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06-07-2017 02:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tool advice

I’m new to this forum.
I have the opportunity to buy a Centauro 900 bandsaw for $2000. Seems like a good deal. Needs new tires, guides, and blades, all of which I’ve found through carterproducts.com. Current owner plugged it in and it fired right up. Has a few minor aesthetic issues but mechanics seem solid. I haven’t been able to find much about them on the internet. Looking for any input on the saw and advice on what to look for. Thanks


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#1 posted 06-07-2017 03:16 AM

It’s certainly a large saw and will be a hassle
to move and will probably require 3-phase
power which is an expense. In terms of
quality, Centauro very good make.

I’ve seen vintage 36” saws go for a lot
less that 2 grand, but the Centauro is no
doubt easier to move.

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#2 posted 06-07-2017 07:45 AM

What Loren said, good quality Italian made band saw. They made some good saws over there.

Make sure you know what you’re getting into with the electrics. I have an Agazzani 24” band saw. It’s a 3 phase 4.8 rated HP. The saw requires a 50 AMP circuit. The bigger saw have to get a lot of metal moving.

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