Craftsman 113. bandsaw

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Forum topic by slopjock78 posted 10-22-2012 03:39 PM 2485 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2012 03:39 PM

so my local craigslist has a Craftsman 113.24201 bandsaw for sale. The guy is asking $240 or BO. saw appears to be in good shape. price seems a little steep to me, but not sure if these are well thought of saws or not. I’m just looking for a decent bandsaw for a hobby shop that will do basic….bandsaw stuff.

thanks for any and all opinions.

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 04:20 PM

I did a search for bandsaw on my local craigslist and found two Craftsman 12” bandsaws listed for less than $200. One only $100 and other older model $125. Not sure if Sears still sells model you are asking about.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 04:25 PM

I had that same bs for a while. I bought mine about three years ago for $100. I upgraded it with urethane tires, a new belt, and cool blocks. It was a pretty good machine, but not great. I sold it recently, to a close friend, for $75.

All that said, it’s a basic, capable machine; but $240 is a laughable price in any condition.

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 05:30 PM

That’s way too much for that bandsaw. It would be an ok—not great—deal at half that price. You can get one of the new Rikon-made Craftsman 12” saws for $250. Keep looking.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 06:53 PM

+1 to tedstor and shampeon. not worth anywhere near the asking price.

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