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Forum topic by joshtank posted 04-19-2011 03:05 PM 1741 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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joshtank

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04-19-2011 03:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/2330597111.html

he’s had it ten years..

thoughts etc? i could get a fence for $40.

this would be my first bandsaw..

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6eXmOxkM10zI0d-njOHeRQ


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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 03:14 PM

Might be a decent bandsaw.

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 04:08 PM

I have 2 of them. they are not wood hogs but not a bad small saw. Build the fence.

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 05:24 PM

I have a 12in BS. 80” blade, 3/4hp motor. I bought it used, as a begginer saw, figuring I could use it for a few years, then move into something more capable.
Within a few months, I was ready for something more capable. I definitely wish I would have just bought a 14” up-front.
If you only plan to use it for pattern cutting and small jobs, a 12” is adequete. Heck, if you can get that one on CL for $100, I might go for it. Just keep in mind that a 14” can do everything a 12” can do. But a 12” can’t do everyting a 14” can do.

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William

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 05:58 PM

I have the exact saw and it does great for what I use it for. That’s the question you have to ask, what you want to use it for. I use it for material up to four inches thick. Past that, I feel you need a better saw. Now with some tuning, you may be able to get more out of it. If you’re looking for something to do thick resawing with though, I don’t recommend this saw. If you just want to do basic band saw operations like me, it’s a great beginner saw.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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joshtank

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 06:35 PM

he recently put new rubber on the wheels and got a new blade (not sure what type).

$120 seems a bit steep.. i’d probably offer $100..

i don’t know a ton about the history of craftsman and who was making these for them 10 years ago…

these blades would work then tho ya?
http://www.amazon.com/PS-Wood-Timber-89-Blade/dp/B000PAV29S

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6eXmOxkM10zI0d-njOHeRQ

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 07:06 PM

although it doesnt hurt to try to bargain, I would buy this at the asking price if he wont budge. it looks (from the pic) well cared for and has a mobile base included.

I have the older craftsman BS (cant remember, but i think its the 10”) and it works great. I’m not doing any massive resawing… but remember, its resale value is right around the $120 you will pay for it.

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#7 posted 04-19-2011 08:09 PM

Looks like a fair deal to me. It’s in nice shape.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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William

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#8 posted 04-19-2011 08:55 PM

There must be more than one 12” Craftsman we’re discussing here. Kickback mentioned an 89 1/2” blade. Every Craftsman 12” I’ve dealt with personally took an 80” blade.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 04-19-2011 10:02 PM

I got a one year old 14” for $100.00. It does not seems to be a very good deal

-- Bert

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#10 posted 04-19-2011 10:08 PM

HERE IS PRICES FOR NEW
The saw looks good ,Mobil Base ready to roll ,looks like a good price

Craftsman 3/4 hp 12’’ Band Saw (22400)
Sold by Sears | Sears Exclusive. | Sears Item# 00922400000 | Model# 22400
$429.99
Online Only Price
Craftsman 89-1/2 in. Band Saw Blade – 3 pk.
$34.99
Craftsman 1/2×89-1/2 in. Band Saw Blade, 3TPI, Hook Tooth Flex Back
Sold by Sears
$17.99

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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knotscott

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#11 posted 04-20-2011 12:51 AM

You can get good blades for it from lots of places online…skip the Cman blades. Timberwolf from Suffolk Machinery, Woodslicer, Olsen, Lennox, to name a few…

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#12 posted 04-20-2011 01:30 AM

I wont buy them for resaw, but for more curves cutting.

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#13 posted 04-20-2011 01:44 AM

I put those blades in there just as a reference.
There are lots of places to get good blades that size.
Some places do not make up certain sizes head of time, but they will make up what you want, in short order

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#14 posted 04-20-2011 03:19 AM

I just went an got it. He definitely took good care of it.

I’m exciting about getting some bandsaw books from the library and gettin checkin on tuning it up etc.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6eXmOxkM10zI0d-njOHeRQ

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#15 posted 04-20-2011 03:30 AM

Band Saw Handbook Mark Duginske (Author) Mastering Wdwk Machines Mark Duginske (Author)

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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