Used Mini Max S45N a good deal?

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Forum topic by amt posted 06-30-2014 02:36 PM 909 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2014 02:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

There’s a S45N band saw posted in my local criagslist for a few weeks now. It looks complete and is listed for $800. I am not sure of the age, but it’s white in color if that is any clue. Is this a good deal for this saw? I would use the for general use, and perhaps occasional re-saw. I don’t think I would have a need to re-saw greater than 12”.

On a related note: Is there any problem with moving this saw on its “back” in a truck bed? If I purchase this, I would strap it to a hand truck, then tilt it in the truck bed and transport it lying down.


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#1 posted 06-30-2014 02:53 PM

Funny, I am in Fort Worth and I almost drove down to Austin to buy that exact saw. That is a good deal and that saw should be a good user for a while. Maybe overkill if you barely ever resaw, but I am all for overkill. You’ll have to see how rigid it feels to see if it is ok on its back. I’ve never dealt with one of these in person, so I can’t give any firsthand experience. My advice is be ready to lift a lot of weight and try to take a friend with you. Bandsaws are topheavy and heavy in general, and moving them is not easy.

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 03:21 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I am still on the fence over this, as I don’t really need a bandsaw right now, but I don’t want to pass up on a good deal if another deal like this is hard to come by.

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 08:53 PM

You’ll be fine moving the band saw laying down or vertically. You can take it apart if you want.

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