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Forum topic by Mark posted 03-05-2013 12:53 AM 747 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2013 12:53 AM

I’ve read lots of suggestion from LJ’s to pick up an older Delta or Rockwell band saw if possible. Over here on the wet coast they’re not too available, sometimes but not often. The question is. Are there still parts available? What’s the HP rating on most of these units? Is it strong enough for simple re sawing? I re saw 4/4 X4” maple on the table saw and it’s a pain in the butt. Any info would be much appreciated.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 01:28 AM

I like Grizzly 14” bandsaws, and they have gotten some very good reviews. Point is, they are a lot cheaper than Deltas, which are still being sold. But I realize import duties or taxes could really hurt you. Maybe not so badly on used, though?

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 01:35 AM

Don’t know what prices are like in Surrey/Vancouver, but I found these three used saws on Craigslist in about 2 minutes.

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 03:52 AM

Dallas I just saw that General this evening. I’m not too sure about the Canwood, or the Trojan. As the other part of my question was, is 3/4 hp got enough grunt? Maybe I’m being to picky, but I only want to do this once. RWS. The Griz is my first choice if I’m going new. Take their price, add 20%(8% Washington tax, 12% our tax and it’s still cheaper than just about anything new here, General, Delta, Rikon. Except Craftex

-- Mark

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 04:02 AM

You won’t pay WA sales tax if you get it delivered. You will have to pay the delivery fee, though.

-- John, BC, Canada

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