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Forum topic by Loren posted 729 days ago 909 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Loren

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729 days ago

While I’m skeptical of his valuation of the machine, he sure
has a good sales pitch. Enjoy.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/tls/3157025913.html

-- http://lawoodworking.com


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poopiekat

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#1 posted 729 days ago

Odd that such a well-made, older machine would warrant such hard-sell tactics. The machine should sell itself on its own merits, without all the hyperbole.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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blackcherry

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#2 posted 729 days ago

Yea Loren he’s got rambling on his mind, but with that said it a collectable BS for sure…a bit pricey in my opinion but a real iron horse for sure…BC

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 729 days ago

Hey… it’s not every day you get a chance to own a band saw with an art deco stand ;^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 729 days ago

I just love the antique “Costco” motor.
For that money I can have a brand new Grizzly G0513X2BF, delivered. It comes with a warranty and I don’t have to paint it!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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ITnerd

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#5 posted 729 days ago

+1 to poopiekat – less verbiage, more time on taking good pictures (and right side up).

If my studio/shop floor could support the weight of those old monsters, they would be my preference above 90% of the new stuff out there. Though I will admit, some of the newer Italian bandsaws can get definitely get my heart racing. :)

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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IrreverentJack

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#6 posted 729 days ago

Here’s a slightly newer one for $850 less on Rochester NY CL. Sadly, no cast iron art deco base. -Jack

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MrUnix

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#7 posted 729 days ago

Those cast iron bases are becoming increasingly harder to find and are much sought after.. the saw itself on an open (or stamped steel) stand is worth a few hundred easily, and that base and belt guard are sweet, but not $1K worth of sweet!

Cheers,
Brad

PS: That “Costco” motor looks to be the original OEM badged motor, probably made by Marathon electric or A.O.Smith.. and it even has the metal condom, which is also fairly rare. Nice machine, unrealistic price. It will be interesting to follow it and see how low he will eventually go.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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