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03-15-2014 05:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: g1073 bandsaw drill press delta 17-900

While I was not looking for a bandsaw or drill press, I walked into an oppertunity to purchase a Grizzly G1073 bandsaw (with a fence) and a Delta 17-900 drill press with a mortise attachment for $325. For $400 he will throw in a stack of sticker mixed hardwood lumber. There is some black walnut in there, but I am not sure what the rest of it is. The pile is about 3’ W x 3’H x 6’ L. As mentioned I was not looking for these, but could use them and my instincts are telling me that this is too good of a deal to pass up.

The guy has a small wood shop in his basement and I do not believe they were used commercially. I am wondering if these are decent machines and people’s thoughs on whether it is a good deal.

Thanks in advance. :)


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#1 posted 03-15-2014 05:45 PM

Not that bad of deal. I would still offer less for the machines and wood.

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 05:59 PM

If the saw and drill press are in good operating condition it’s a good deal. Both of them are good rated machines and the G1073 was an Editor’s Choice in woodworking magazine reviews for a couple of years. It has a 2 hp motor and cast iron frame, weighs 500 lbs. It’s only real drawback is it’s 7” resaw capacity, the solid cast iron (as in one piece) won’t allow the addition of a riser block so you are stuck with the 7” height. That can be overcome by bookmatching any resawn patterns so it’s not really that critical of an issue in my view. I’d be on it like white on rice and the hardwood is just an added incentive to take an already decent deal.

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 06:16 PM

Woodmaster1 -

I will likely offer him less. though I am not sure he will take it because he is also talking about throwing in a metal detector and moisture meter.

Mantwi -

I agree, the wood, if it ends up being anything decent could be almost worth it alone. I havent gotten into resawing too much yet. If I need to go a little deeper, while some discourage it, I should be able to resaw just over 10 inches with my table saw.

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 09:37 PM

OK, I couldn’t pass on the shop additions. Offered the guy $350 and he took it. Hopefully it is a good deal. The wood isn’t anything special, but there is a mix of cherry, ash, black walnut and maple. Got home at 11:30 at night and other wood off trailer and into my garage. Now I need to carry it down into my basement and get it sorted and stickered.

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 10:28 PM

You did good, enjoy the new additions.

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