|Forum topic by Keith Fenton||posted 02-24-2011 06:33 AM||2297 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-24-2011 06:33 AM
I find there to be very little available around this area in used tools. Most of what’s available is pure junk and the stuff that is decent quality is always overpriced IMO to even consider buying used. I know when I put something in the classifieds, I price it to sell… I guess some people just have a different mindset. Anyway, in the bandsaw department, I rarely see anything bigger than 14” and 1HP.
Today, I found a 20” 3HP model B1329 Craftex bandsaw in the classifieds for $800. http://bridgewater.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-tools-equipment-20-Wood-Bandsaw-W0QQAdIdZ261798144 I searched the forum (and google) for this model and found nothing in the way of reviews. I was just wondering if anybody here has any experience with this model as it looks to be in good shape and the asking price seems reasonable.
It’s certainly a big piece of machinery (user manual says 550lbs) and I’m not even sure if it’s practical for me to get it since I would likely have to find a way to get it into a basement but if any of you guys tell me it’s a lemon then I don’t have to beat myself up over the decision :)
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