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Charlie75

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179 days ago

I saw this saw on Craigs list and wondered if it’s any good. http://lansing.craigslist.org/tls/4262762228.html It seems like, looking at the photos, that the seller had this overpriced. Any comments. Worth pursing? More curious than anything.
Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto


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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 179 days ago

I think I would want the decimal point moved at lest one place.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rockmolsen

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#2 posted 179 days ago

Charlie – keep shopping. I’m sure you can find something in better shape for close to the same money.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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tool_junkie

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#3 posted 179 days ago

Nothing beats a band saw with a smiley face painted on it!

Seriously, they are asking way too much for it. Topa is right!

-- Looking for a good quality Drill Press and a Cabinet Saw for cheap!

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distrbd

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#4 posted 179 days ago

newbiewoodworker43 paid $25 for the same saw:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/58400

-- Ken from Ontario

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okwoodshop

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#5 posted 179 days ago

all of the above, keep looking. there are good ones out there. Something I have found is place ads that you are looking for one and might stimulate someone to sell there’s. worked for me. I got a 14 inch grizzly that had never been out of the box for 250.00 just because I placed an ad at the right time. good luck

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bullhead1

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#6 posted 179 days ago

That made me giggle!

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 179 days ago

I agree with the others: WAY too high priced. Looks like it has a lot of rust as well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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tefinn

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#8 posted 179 days ago

It would make a good restoration project. It’s something I would buy in a hearbeat, but not at that price. I see them around my way for less than $100 all the time.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Loren

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#9 posted 179 days ago

12” Delta I think. The smiley face is a bonus that
increases the value substantially.

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lanwater

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#10 posted 179 days ago

I think they should pay you to remove it.
There would be a lot of sweat to refurbish that one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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hoosier0311

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#11 posted 179 days ago

I agree with everyone else on here, you can get a much better saw for that price.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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Charlie75

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#12 posted 179 days ago

LOL! I got a good laugh at some of your answers. They are exactly what I expected. This thing is a piece of junk. As one of your said maybe if they paid me I might take it and add it to my scrap pile. I am not into restoring old saws.
I should have made two more points in my original message. Those being I already have a band saw although not a great one and will, at the right price, upgrade. And secondly this is an example of some of the prices that folks around here ask for their used tools.
I bought my older Chraftsman table saw three years ago. The guy wanted $200. I offered him $75. and we settled on $100. I have not been sorry. I bought my joiinter from Craigs list. This guy wanted $225. I did not recognize the brand name and it has some rust but not bad. I offered him $50. Two hours later it was on my truck plus he had a Ryobi oscillating sander that he let me have for $20.

Thanks again guys. This dude is going to have to take his smiley face elsewhere.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 179 days ago

I’m glad you relieved us Charlie, LOL but on a serious note it angers me a little for some to take advantage of others in this fashion, it’s boarder lined a scam, you should contact him and ask if that’s what he’s willing to pay you for haling it off :)

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Newbiewoodworker43

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#14 posted 179 days ago

This band saw looks pretty much the same as the one I just picked up for $25. But mine was nowhere near as rusty and had all its parts and was running when I bought it. The $250 seems way out of line.

I have been cleaning and removing rust for a couple of days now and it is looking good. I am waiting on new tires and a new blade and then I should be up and running.

I do not have another band saw. This is my first one and I am happy to have found this one.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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dhazelton

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#15 posted 179 days ago

A vintage Delta bandsaw is not a piece of junk to be relegated to the scrap pile. Just saying….

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