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Forum topic by therookie posted 05-07-2011 04:09 AM 1237 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2011 04:09 AM

Just got off the phone with a guy near me with a 10” bandsaw for sale. It is a General bandsaw and it has 10 extra brand new blades with it. He wants $175 for the saw it is wired 220v but that is not an issue, the thing that I was wondering was is this a legit brand it is green like general but I thought maybe rikon but the guy said not its general, I just dont know if it is a good deal I need a small bandsaw for doing different things so I thought maybe this one let my know.


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#1 posted 05-07-2011 04:19 AM

10 inch is small especially if you plan on resawing! I have seen Delta, Jet etc 14” for about that price!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 05-07-2011 05:26 AM

I have a lot of General tools, never seen a bandsaw that small made by General.

Is it General International?

Nothing wrong with either brand, the General brand is made in Canada, and they have an offshore General International that makes good quality tools as well.

For that price, I’d get it if it is truly General.

Have a photo at all?

All the Best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 05-07-2011 04:40 PM

I would be interested to see it if it is a general, because as far as i’m aware, the smallest bandsaw ever badged general is the 12” import model they are selling right now.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#4 posted 05-07-2011 04:52 PM

I see 12” machines go for under $125 all the time. Occasionally a decent “14 comes up for $150 or less.
I couldn’t see myself buying a 10” BS when so many larger machines are so easy to come by.

Like Steve said, a 14” would likely serve you better. I bought a 12” about a year ago and can’t wait to replace it with a 14” or larger.
Now if this is a benchtop model, and you only intend to cut patterns and make small crafts, it might be adequete. And the spare blades make the price a little easier to swallow. But if you have the space for a larger machine; I’d definitely hold out for one.

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#5 posted 05-08-2011 02:21 PM

I am going to wait on it I bought a random orbit sander with the money instead.


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