LumberJocks

Minimax 18" Bandsaw on CL

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster posted 05-20-2014 02:24 AM 1029 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

TheWoodenOyster

1275 posts in 1402 days


05-20-2014 02:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Hey guys,

I saw this ad on CL and was wondering if anyone had any experience with one of these Minimax bandsaws? This one is a S45N. Is $800 a good deal for this guy? I wish I could get a base price, but minimax’s website doesn’t list prices.

Thanks

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster


10 replies so far

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7708 posts in 2309 days


#1 posted 05-20-2014 02:35 AM

I’d talk him down if possible.

A new Grizzly w 2 hp can be had fairly inexpensive by comparison?

http://www.grizzly.com/products/17-2-HP-Bandsaw-Polar-Bear-Series-/G0513P

And if you do definitely bring two friends! LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7708 posts in 2309 days


#2 posted 05-20-2014 02:38 AM

Just got this on the s45n

http://www.selectmachineryinc.com/product.aspx?product=49

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View TheWoodenOyster's profile

TheWoodenOyster

1275 posts in 1402 days


#3 posted 05-20-2014 03:14 AM

I have thought about a grizzly, but $800 is my budget and I can’t quite get enough saw for that if I buy new, even if I go with a grizzly. I am looking for around 2 or 3 hp with an 11” or 12” resaw capacity.

The price for that new s45n is $3100, so we are talking about 25% of original cost fr this used one. Seems ok to me. Only hitch is I have to drive 150 miles to see it…

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7708 posts in 2309 days


#4 posted 05-20-2014 03:32 AM

For me that would be a deal breaker. Have you checked who might be in your price range. How much gas is 300 miles round trip?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7708 posts in 2309 days


#5 posted 05-20-2014 03:33 AM

My truck gets 12 mpg. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View TheWoodenOyster's profile

TheWoodenOyster

1275 posts in 1402 days


#6 posted 05-20-2014 01:04 PM

Got a few more details on this saw. It was bought in 2005 and has only seen light use. Built in Italy. 220, 2.4 hp.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

7179 posts in 2044 days


#7 posted 05-20-2014 03:01 PM

I’d purchase the Minimax

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

7708 posts in 2309 days


#8 posted 05-20-2014 04:18 PM

Sounds great, beware of illusions. I bought a scroll saw. Rehabbing it. Some parts not available. Take some music and a friend and enjoy the road trip. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View Loren's profile

Loren

8314 posts in 3115 days


#9 posted 05-20-2014 04:38 PM

Italian machines from the major manufacturers are well made. It
looks like a more recent model with a decent fence, brake,
etc. I think it’s a good deal on a precise saw you’ll likely never
need to replace unless you’re forced to downsize.

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11362 posts in 1643 days


#10 posted 05-20-2014 09:08 PM

I would take the MM band saw over Grizzly but I don’t know if I could drive that far, gonna spend another couple of bills. Rethink your budget. Let’s hope the price is negotiable.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com