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742 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I found this band saw on craigslistany was wanting some feedback since I’ve never had a band saw before.It’s a delta 28-180 1/5hp asking $80.Which seems high to me I thought more of the $50 range.Is this a good saw or do I need to keep looking?

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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#1 posted 742 days ago

Photos ??

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#2 posted 742 days ago

link ?

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#3 posted 742 days ago

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 742 days ago

without the fence, i paid $20 for one of those last year. it’s not a bad little second or thrd BS for a shop.

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#5 posted 742 days ago

This is about $129 new so I would not go more than $40 on this band saw.

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#6 posted 742 days ago

It depends what you want to do with it. It will pretty be under powered for resawing.

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#7 posted 741 days ago

This is a fine saw. But if you find it high for the price, then go look for another. It will always depend on what will you use this for. Just what bondogaposis said.

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#8 posted 741 days ago

Such saws aren’t good for much other than cutting curves.
You’ll be able to coax it into cutting straight with a lot
of fuss, but that short blade will dull fast (fewer teeth
than a long blade) and as it does it will misbehave in
the cut.

Such saws fit the criteria many people have for a band saw
to cut out scroll patterns for craft projects so that’s why
they are on the market.

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#9 posted 741 days ago

I don’t know what type of work you are doing or your available shop space, those may play a role in decision making. I had a 10 inch BS to start, a craftsman, and it was fine for 10 months and then I decided that I wanted to do more then use it as a jig saw. I paid $50 for mine and sold it for $50. Then I used the $50 to buy a Delta/Rockwell 14 inch with a 1 1/2 hp motor. If you have the room, wait and buy a 14 inch saw. They show up on CL fairly often and care a good deal in the 50 to 150 dollar range.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#10 posted 741 days ago

I had an 11” Magna (Shopsmith) on a power stand with 1/2 hp motor for years. It was good for most small sawing needs. I even resawed some smaller stuff with a good blade. That said, I recently sold that saw and upgraded to a Grizz 0555LX (14”). What a difference.
Bill

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#11 posted 741 days ago

Thank you all for the input.I believe I’m gonna wait and try to find a bigger saw.Thanks again.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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