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Hi everyone, I inherited a Northfield 36” HD band saw that my dad had to get out of his shop. She is a beauty and pretty much new, but I don’t think I will fully utilize her in the long term. My shop is too small. Is there anyone that would be interested in it let me know. Thanks. Darren

-- Darren,Victoria,

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 01:38 PM

what a fine tool

i would love to have one

but 3 phase
and money
preclude it

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 01:44 PM

Dream saw for the right guy/gal.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 02:39 PM

If I brought that home I would be sleeping in the shop.

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 02:50 PM

That would do a custom lowering job on my pickup as well as my bank account, but I wish I had a shop to
put it in. Thank you for upping the drool factor here.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 08:18 PM

Yeah what those guys said. If I had the space for it I’d be all over it like a cheap suit!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 08:42 PM

try a ship yard or truss company.

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 08:47 PM

Those saws are so heavy you may have a hard time finding a
buyer interested enough to give you a price you like and
in the hassle of moving it. I have seen 36” saws for sale for
months on Craigslist for $500 with no takers. That said,
ask on the forums because some of those
collectors have both the equipment and desire to acquire
and move such heavy machines.

Anyway, it’s a beauty to be sure.

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 01:19 PM

my saw is 34’’ have about $1000. invested…wouldn,t take $10,000 for it…that northfield motor is outboard..easy to change..most of the moak an tinnawitz. are direct drive so if it,s three ph ur stuck.


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#9 posted 02-10-2012 01:29 PM

I’d love to own it. I have the room for it. I could make good use of it.

Now the problem is the money. I’m positive, would bet money on it, that it cost way more than I could possibly afford.


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#10 posted 02-10-2012 01:58 PM

PM sent

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#11 posted 02-10-2012 02:00 PM

I had a strange feeling that MedicKen might show up, on this one ;-)

Saw like that comes in real handy, when you have to cut down kitchen cabinets and stuff LOL !

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#12 posted 02-10-2012 04:19 PM

OOhh.. now I want it too if he does.

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#14 posted 02-17-2012 03:49 PM

I am Victoria B.C.

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#15 posted 02-17-2012 05:08 PM

And I thought my 12” jointer was a handfull !

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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