17 inch bandsaw for $500 – is it a good deal?

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Forum topic by BGC posted 05-25-2014 01:59 AM 1628 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2014 01:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: used bandsaw

“Hardly used floor standing wood band saw. It has a 17 inch clearance between the table and the throat. Used Very little. Purchased in 2007 for $1050”

-- Becky - Vermont

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 02:05 AM

As long as the motor is good and you are in the market, I would jump on it. I can’t tell the brand from the photos, but IMO it would be hard to find a decent 17” for under $500.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 02:06 AM

Depends on how far Bristol is from you. Looks like a Pioneer. Been on for six days, he might go a little lower.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#3 posted 05-25-2014 02:18 AM

You’ll probably never need to replace it and you’ll
easily get near what you paid when it comes time
to sell. It’s a good deal.

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 02:48 AM

Thanks for the replies. I have been searching for a used one for quite a while. I am turning bowls (actually still learning) and want one to cut bowl blanks. My husband is a logger so wood is free I just need a way to cut it round!

-- Becky - Vermont

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 03:18 AM

jump on it just check the wheel bearings & trunnion and maybe the welds on the superstructure, but that can rewelded and you can buy a trunnion at grizzly, hell yeah I looked on Tenn Cra List foreever finallly just bought a 513X2F

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#6 posted 05-25-2014 03:21 AM

its the same exact saw as a grizzly, exactly, you can refit with all grizzly parts motor is the same setup as grizzly

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#7 posted 05-25-2014 03:28 AM

I have been looking for that kind of deal in my area. If I were you, I would go for it after confirming with a test run. I would to try to get him down, but I wouldn’t walk away from $500 if I had to pay it. Endless searches on craigslist take a toll on the mind.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#8 posted 05-25-2014 08:56 AM

Yes if the motors good

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#9 posted 05-25-2014 02:20 PM

It looks a lot like a Rikon,

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 02:26 AM

Another consideration is that most, if not all 17” bandsaws need a 220 power outlet. Make sure you have enough room in your breaker box to run a 220 outlet if you don’t already have one. It doesn’t matter how good of a deal it is if you can’t get power to it it is worthless

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#11 posted 05-26-2014 03:40 AM

if i were still in the market for a bandsaw, and that was where i am, I would jump all over it, I paid about $200 more for less saw (but mine has a bear painted on it so i don’t feel too bad ;P)

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