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Forum topic by firstbase posted 12-09-2013 10:21 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2013 10:21 PM

Looking for a 14” bandsaw for my home shop and came across this one, link below. Older Jet JWBS-14xp for $500. Can anyone educate me on it a little? I search and find various Jet 14” models but not this particular one. It’s listed at $500 but as with any CL item I would imagine the seller would come down some. Any thoughts appreciated. I’m just a home shop guy looking to make some Adirondack chairs, new workbench, etc. Can’t imagine that I will ever resaw anything! But…..never know I guess…..would this meet my needs?

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 10:25 PM

Found two more, again nay comments on quality and price appreciated….what the heck is a “Scheppach” anyway?

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 10:30 PM

Why not look at new in that price range?

Sale is going on through December 31st, so the price will go up after that. With freight you are looking at $525, but you get a new saw.

I just bought the exact same one with the riser block and love it.

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 10:44 PM

Thanks. I have been looking at new as well but you know what the online community says! Sort of chuckling about this as I was so proud to announce that I was look at used and wouldn’t have anyone go down the “You really should look at the old iron, etc…..” road !! Those used ones seem pretty high priced at $500 to me but I’m a novice. I was sort of thinking that since they have been listed a while the seller would come down..significantly as in the $300 range. Don’t know anything about Sheppach. A China/Taiwan saw with yet another name and color scheme I imagine? I can say that I have read positive comments on the Grizzly and have one of their table saws (G0690) and am pleased. Was sort of hoping to buy local w/o shipping and return hassle if needed. No return issues when you buy used though huh? Not sure what I want to do, just sorting it out. Truth be told I”m not even sure I need a 14” band saw given the type of projects I want to do. I know less about 10” band saws or scroll saws. Not sure what they can handle. round and round the thinking goes….

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 10:44 PM

I’m with jmartel. With what you intend to use it for that is plenty of saw without the unknown of buying used.

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 11:22 PM

Have to agree if looking at spending $500 a new Grizzly a better deal.

Those early blue models Jet BS’s had their problems. I have seen newer white versions of that BS selling for as little as $250 or less. I wouldn’t pay more than $75 to $100 for that old blue BS even if runs good.

I would prefer that older Rockwell BS to Jet, not sure would pay more than $150 for it. Like the Scheppach BS even more if runs good would like to negotiate on price.

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 11:23 PM

Any of those used saws would be a deal if they were $200, but not $500.
I’d rather have new at that price.
That Rockwell probably wasn’t $400 new for that matter.

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 12:23 AM

Thanks to all for the comments. Wasn’t sure where the price should be on those but knew it wasn’t $500. Now if I can just find a way to get used to those Grizzly 30th Anniversary graphics :) What were they thinking??

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