Nice 18" JET Bandsaw on CL in Dallas/Fort Worth for $950

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Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster posted 06-26-2014 04:16 AM 1058 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2014 04:16 AM

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Hey everybody,

I was just on my local craigslist looking around and saw a decent deal on a big 18” JET bandsaw. This puppy would be a good deal for anyone looking for a resaw-capable bandsaw. My shop is full, otherwise I might go take a look. Just wanted to make it known. Maybe someone can make a deal on it. Here is the link.


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#1 posted 06-26-2014 05:14 AM

I have the same saw and its a good one, but, there are problem saws out there. Check it out carefully!

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 09:25 PM

That’s half of the price for a new Jet 18” band saw. It’s a good deal.

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 11:15 PM

It’s way overpriced. That saw sold for $1000 to 1200 when new. I got one for $40 as part of a CL deal. Found it to be decidedly average and the company not what I thought it would be. Sold it for $750 to a newbie wanna be “gotta have a jet because it’s the best saw out there”woodworker . Replaced it with a rikon 10-340 for $700. Best move I ever made.

Those jets had a tendency to flex when being tensioned. For $950, a rikon 10-325 could be yours with as much power, more resaw capacity and a new tool guaranty.

But that jet is a really nice, pretty white.

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#4 posted 06-26-2014 11:32 PM

There are some complaints and good reviews on that saw.
The one I have worked out good, I bought it used.
One thing about the CL saw above raises a red flag, is the owner put a link belt on it. Makes me think it has a vibration problem.
Owning the same model saw, I would want to see that one run with a 1” blade.
Jet claims the saw can take a 1 1/2” blade, that is stretching reality. A 1 1/4” blade is not easy to get on one.

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 12:09 AM

The red flag for me is the new motor and bearings. That saw seems to new to need those kind of parts. Unless it was used a lot. Jet is one of those companies to me that is just rebadging everyone elses repops. I really don’t see where they command the price they get.

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