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knotheadswoodshed

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07-03-2012 02:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Does anyone have this or heard any info on it?
I am in need of a larger bandsaw and saw this is on sale for $1190.00 plus free shipping from CPO Jet
any input would be most appreciated

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com


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dclark1943

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 02:40 PM

Good Morning Randy ! I haven’t checked it out, but I know very little about Jet bandsaws. sorry.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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knotheadswoodshed

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 02:47 PM

Morning Dave,
how was your trip to WD?
I guess I will just have to bring all my wood with me to re-saw at your shop when I come to visit in a couple of weeks…keep the beer cold!

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 02:52 PM

Try looking up that bandsaw on Amazon.com. There are usually several reviews from previous buyers.

-- Julian

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knotheadswoodshed

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 02:56 PM

Thanks Julian,
I did look, but they have only 6 reviews, mostly positive, but I would like to get input from LJ users, as I find them more informative.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 03:10 PM

Other bandsaws you might want to consider is Rikon and Laguna. I purchased a Rikon 14”BS less than a year ago and I am very pleased. It has a resaw capacity of 12” which I believe is more than the Jet 16”BS. The only issues I had were the cheap fence and the light. I rewired the light to make it more functional. The fence is very difficult to align for blade drift. I wanted to get the Laguna 14”BS but didn’t want to spend about $500 more. I believe the Laguna is a superior BS if you want to spend the money. Hope this helps.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 03:12 PM

If you’re up for making your own bandsaw, check out Matthias Wandel’s designs. I’m impressed by everything that guy designs. It’s also way cheaper than the other stuff.

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 03:25 PM

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/tls/3080438169.html, Grizzly 16” bandsaw – $800 (Cumberland, wi)
6 – 15 – 2012 maybe it’s still for sale.

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knotheadswoodshed

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 04:02 PM

thanks for all the input..after looking at things, the Rikon is looking really good, and is less expensive than the other comparable Bandsaws

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 04:25 PM

I bought a larger bandsaw from an Italian company centauro it has and eighteen inch bansaw capacity but they make larger and smaller models look them up. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 07-03-2012 04:56 PM

I think it’s probably a pretty solid machine and the price is definitely attractive. If I were buying new, I’d probably look hard at the big Rikon. That’s hard for me to say b/c I’m a JET guy:)

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

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knotheadswoodshed

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#11 posted 07-03-2012 04:59 PM

OK… I believe I am sold on the Rikon…Now…how do I get this into my shop without the wife noticing?
Experienced (and still married) woodworkers only, please :)

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#12 posted 07-03-2012 05:02 PM

lol, I’ve got a 20” rockwell battleship, so I know what you’re talking about. I think Lysdexic had a Rikon, not sure if 14 or larger. I can’t recall anyone having anything too terribly negative to say about them. I recall someone complaining about the carter rig on a Rikon. Good luck!

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

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#13 posted 07-03-2012 07:15 PM

If you are looking at the Rikon 10-325 14” Deluxe it is a solid saw for the price, usually goes on sale for $800 at Woodcraft and Highland several times a year.

The weaknesses of that saw are the guides and the fence, nothing that can’t be lived with or replaced but it is there shortcoming.

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#14 posted 07-03-2012 09:09 PM

@bosox do you have any financial connection, direct or indirect, to any of the sites about bandsaw bloades you keep posting in different threads?

@scotsman Centauro built bandsaws are imported currently into the US my SCMI under the Minimax name, absolutely the best built of the Italian saws imported to the US currently.

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