|Forum topic by pjb2357||posted 09-04-2013 07:27 AM||1157 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-04-2013 07:27 AM
Long time reader, first time poster here. After years at college and graduate school I’m finally in a position to get back to woodworking. I’ve begun to piece together a shop, mostly second hand. One of the major pieces I’m missing is a bandsaw. I’ve been trolling craigslist and have found a few, the problem is that I’ve never owned a bandsaw before so I don’t really know what to look for. The most promising one I’ve stumbled across is the following:
I haven’t been able to determine the brand or if it has 2 or 3 wheels. It was the seller’s late father’s and she doesn’t know what she’s looking at. She is only asking $150.00 which seems like a reasonable price, but I certainly don’t want me (or her) to be ripped off due to ignorance. It is also an hour drive away and so it would be good to know what to look for so that I don’t need to make a second trip.
Does anyone recognize the saw? Furthermore, does anyone have any words of wisdom for bandsaw buying?
Thanks for any tips you might have.