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Forum topic by mizzouwood posted 09-21-2017 05:56 PM 1864 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mizzouwood

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09-21-2017 05:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw band saw saw power tool wood carving

I’ve come across the above mentioned bandsaw for $400 on craigslist. Rarely used and in good shape. I know it’s not the biggest band saw, but what are your thoughts? I primarily carve wood spoons and such, and want this to cut out blanks. I use lots of different hardwood, 8/4 and 12/4. But I also want to be able to expand to other things. Would this saw hold me over for a long time?
I’ve also come across a Jet and Delta but they seem over priced and less powerful than this grizzly. Thanks for any help. This is my first post on the forum!


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 06:35 PM

It’s a $575 Delta clone new from Grizzly... so $400 seems a bit high. But for what you want to do, it should be more than enough… heck, you could probably get by with a 10” saw.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 09-21-2017 06:58 PM

See if you can get it for $350, so offer him $300. If it’s in good, clean shape, $350 is a fair price.

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#3 posted 09-21-2017 09:42 PM

looks like it would take 664.00 shipped …....new so in that respect it is a fair deal

but in my opinion….. 575.00…. is too much for any 14 incher

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#4 posted 09-22-2017 04:26 AM

I have that bandsaw, and I love it. Now, it is the first, and only bandsaw I have ever owned, so I have nothing to compare it to, but for my needs I think it’s great. If you use quality blades (I use Timberwolf) and set it up using the Alex Snodgrass method, you should be very happy with it. When my current set of blades get dull, I plan on buying the riser block accessory kit so I can increase my resaw capacity to 12 inches

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#5 posted 09-22-2017 12:33 PM

Until you go and see this saw and hear it run hard to place a value on it. From what you posted I would go and look at it. If found it in good working order might pay $400 if all checks out. That saw with right blade should do everything you ask it to do.

Would stay away from Delta with ¾ HP lowes used to sell few years back. If find one from the 1960’s better bandsaw. No sure on Jet not enough info.

-- Bill

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#6 posted 09-22-2017 03:09 PM

I’m pretty happy with this bandsaw, but I’m kind of cheap when it comes to used machines. That said, if it’s in like new condition (as it sounds), that seems like a reasonable price. The stands, though open, are pretty heavy on these things (by contrast, a buddy just got one from HF and the stand bowed until the saw was bolted to it completely). I’ve resawn some cocobolo, walnut and cherry for knife scales on mine, and have a smaller blade for doing curves and been very happy with it. I also use it all the time with it’s stock blade (junk) when I have something to cut that I don’t want to put through my table saw.

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