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GR8HUNTER

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08-20-2017 03:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw blue jet

Hello all , first off here is this : http://lumberjocks.com/topics/8249
my question is do all them saws have this problem ?
i might be interested in this one : https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/tls/d/jet-14-bandsaw/6265625952.html
looking for any and all comments
also would anyone have an idea of part number that needs replacing

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN


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Gilley23

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#1 posted 08-20-2017 04:11 PM

Interesting that you post this, I just bought that exact model saw yesterday in my area. Barely any use and looks virtually brand new. Sounds like the key is to not overnighten. Even so, it’s easy enough to fix. Looking forward to the responses.

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 08-20-2017 04:17 PM



Interesting that you post this, I just bought that exact model saw yesterday in my area. Barely any use and looks virtually brand new. Sounds like the key is to not overnighten. Even so, it s easy enough to fix. Looking forward to the responses.

- Gilley23


how much did you pay if I may ask you ?? :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Gilley23

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#3 posted 08-20-2017 04:35 PM

how much did you pay if I may ask you ?? :<))
- GR8HUNTER

She was asking $400, I offered $250. A couple days later she got back to me and said $300, I told her that $250 was the highest that I could go. She said deal. I overheard her say to someone else that the only other offer she got was $150.

Personally I think $200-$300 is a fair price. I went through it and cleaned everything (20 years of dust and a little bit of sawdust) and tuned it up and it is a quality machine. The only thing I did not like were the cast mounts for the table, they look a bit weak. Back when these were originally sold they were priced right around $800, some sellers won’t realize that you can now get a pretty nice, brand new saw for $600-$700.

Overall I’m happy and excited to get years and years of use out of it. If you do pick it up, take a friend with you to help load it, it’s got some heft to it.

If also like to get that part # to have one on hand just in case.

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 08-20-2017 04:36 PM

I’ve never had that problem with my older jet.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-20-2017 05:23 PM

does the table come off pretty easy to haul flat in pickup….... or would it haul better in upright position ???? Thanks :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 08-20-2017 05:30 PM

REMOVE THE TABLE for transport! That is the number 1 reason for broken trunnions. The #2 reason is from people trying to lift/move the machine with the table. It’s just two star wheels under the table. Remove them and the whole works lifts up and off. Hauling in the upright position will work, but it will be prone to falling over unless you strap it in really well. I’ve always transported them laying down.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 08-20-2017 05:47 PM

thanks Brad :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Gilley23

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#8 posted 08-20-2017 05:52 PM

I did mine laying down, which made it way easier to unload (on my own) as well.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-21-2017 11:46 PM

You did good. That is surely worth $250 without the roll around base. Good deal!!!!!!
We bought an old Grizzly in Phoenix for $200 last year but it did not have the hinged door. I like that feature for quick blade changes!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 08-21-2017 11:56 PM

Hi Jim , I did not get it yet pondering the price is too high …especially if there is something wrong with it ..:<((

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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MrUnix

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#11 posted 08-22-2017 12:04 AM

I did not get it yet pondering the price is too high

The deals are out there… I just picked up my second Delta 14” band saw for $85 a few weeks ago.
(First one cost $85 as well)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#12 posted 08-22-2017 12:09 AM

wish I lived in Florida Brad
there are 2 more blue jet band saws listed here 1 for 500.00 and 1 for 450.00 :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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MrUnix

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#13 posted 08-22-2017 12:23 AM

wish I lived in Florida Brad

LOL – for finding machinery, I wish I lived up near where you are – except for the snow :)

You are close to some of the major old iron towns – we don’t got squat down here. I see those Jets all the time down here with asking prices similar or higher… and lots of others (POS harbor freights, Jets, unknown brands, etc..) for stupid prices – so it’s no different.

The key is patience. Not having a pressing need or a ‘gotta have it now’ itch that has to be scratched. It lets you be selective and pass on 99% of what others might consider a good deal, until you find that 1% gem calling your name :)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#14 posted 08-22-2017 12:27 AM

oh yeah not in any hurry my 12 inch craftsman has just seen better days but its still running and I’m using it daily so just happen too be looking all the time :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 08-30-2017 01:09 AM

If you don’t have to buy it, you have time shop around. We have had a couple woodworkers die in our area and the tools they had were very good and in great condition. That is a place to look for a nice well cared for saw.
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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