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09-25-2012 11:19 PM

My bandsaw is pretty crappy. This popped into my view and I wondered if a 10” is worth looking at.
Thoughts?
http://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/3294892984.html


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#1 posted 09-25-2012 11:39 PM

interesting. I found this:
http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=2987

So this is more like a mid 30s Delta band saw and apparently not one of their better ones. :)
Originally sold for under $20. The stand, motor and drive belt were an additional 6.50 hehehe

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 11:40 PM

Fine for curves and small parts. Not so great for ripping stock over
1” thick. With a 3/4 HP motor you’d be able to resaw with
it but it probably has a 1/3 or 1/4 HP motor installed

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 11:59 PM

Charlie, I have just reconditioned a 14” Grizzly to the point where it looks new and hums quietly. New bearings, new tires, new tension block and rewired. It is on the stock stand, and I’ve wire brushed off all the old paint and repainted. Two new blades, 1/4” and 1/8”. PM me for pics and details. Shipping might be an issue.
Dan

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 12:08 AM

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 12:51 AM

If you’re sellin’ that Grizz for the same price as that 10” Delta I’ll DRIVE the 11 and a half hours to come get it :)

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 12:57 AM

@ $50 jump with both feet.

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 02:42 PM

Charlie, which one will you really get?

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 03:35 PM

Still looking. So I don’t know what I’m doing yet. Has to be a bargain price as this really wasn’t in the budget. Just thought it would make my life easier :)

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 03:43 PM

GO GET IT NOW!!!!!

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 03:59 PM

MedicKen: which? There’s like 3 mentioned in here now heheheh

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 04:02 PM

Don’t worry, Charlie. Just wait and stay updated on craigslist. You’ll surely find something worth for the buck.

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#12 posted 09-26-2012 06:28 PM

OK, sorry, but I haven’t shopped band saws so I’m kinda counting on some guidance here.
This one looks nice, but very over priced if I’m reading everything right:
http://buffalo.craigslist.org/tls/3263415603.html
I wonder if he’d take half that amount. Best I can find is that this saw was about$700 new. But I’m not sure on that.

Then there’s this one if it’s still available:
http://buffalo.craigslist.org/tls/3239211997.html

See… I might be able to push this past the wife if I can do it for around $200. $250 would be a stretch and $300 is just out of the question. Part of this is because I need to buy more maple to do the cabinet doors. I had to go to physical therapy because the doc says I have BOTH tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow on the same elbow. And I don’t play tennis OR golf! So basically this is a repetitive motion type thing, but if the band saw will help me so I don’t keep re-injuring it AND will allow me to keep going on this project, then it might be easier to talk her into the band saw.

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#13 posted 09-26-2012 06:45 PM

How about you go for that $200 saw and try to push down the price to $150 or even less? This way you can have a greater possibility of pushing it past to your wife.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 09-26-2012 06:51 PM

Are the Jet saws decent quality? It’s funny I kind of ASSUMED the Delta is decent, but I don’t know much about the various band saws. They both say USA made, so…. shrug ... I know that’s no guarantee. At least for this I’m in no real rush. ok … no rush, for NOW. :)

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#15 posted 09-26-2012 07:16 PM

I’ve heard a lot of good reviews for the Jet saws. Though, delta is a decent saw too. One of your top priority here is your budget.
Look, both saws are 14” and both works good, let’s assume. Although it is not written how much hp does the delta saw motor have. For sure you can finish the cabinet making done with the cheaper Jet saw. What you need now is a saw that can keep you away from injuring your elbow and at the same time fit your budget, isn’t it?What’s important now is that you can keep that “sporty elbow” of yours healthy. Probably, this $200 Jet saw that might go less is what you need, IMHO.

But wait, I still believe you shouldn’t rush.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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