|Forum topic by SavantGuard||posted 08-08-2012 09:50 AM||1294 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-08-2012 09:50 AM
Over the last couple years I’ve landed on this site while looking for information on tools and I’ve come to rely on it. So i want to say thanks for all the help and influence. Some of that information came in handy yesterday.
I came across a craigslist score that I thought would make an interesting first official post. I’ve been on the bandsaw hunt for a month checking craigslist constantly hoping to come across a good deal on a 14” Jet, Delta or Grizzly in the $300-400 but no luck. Oh well, I like looking for tools, this can go on for awhile and the worst that can happen is I learn something. And I learned here that Inca tools have a great reputation but they’re not the most widely known.
From an unspecified craigslist post for “band saw $175” with no other information on the tool but a blurry photo that looked to be the color combination of a Swiss made Inca. I called in the morning and talked to his wife but didn’t hear anything back so I figured it was gone. 7 oclock rolls around and the phone rings,” Hey this is Dan, are you still interested in the bandsaw?” I was there in a half hour. It was in his shed on the almost original stand(replaced support) with the manual and most of the attachments. Sold. I know this isn’t the Holy Grail or the deal of the century I’m just happy to come across something of quality for a fair, if not better than fair price.
Inca 340 10.5”