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Forum topic by Eastern posted 08-08-2014 01:03 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eastern

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08-08-2014 01:03 PM

Picking up this bandsaw for 85.00…...

Okay deal?


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#1 posted 08-08-2014 01:16 PM

I bought a similar Ryobi (9”) and got it for only $30 and wouldn’t have been willing to spend any more. Does it still have any warranty? If not, half that would be a deal.

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 01:25 PM

Depends on what you’re planning, many go for the 10 and realize they need more to resaw, why is this guy selling? At $85 you’re not too far away from the $120 mark that a lot of 14” go for on CL, but, if you’re primarily working with small stock, or know that you may keep it to run a 1/4” blade and eventually buy a bigger one to load with 1/2” to 3/4” blades to resaw with then I’d start the haggle at $50, and see what he has to sweeten the deal, misc. blades, jigs etc.

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 01:39 PM

The Cman 10” has a cast iron table, steel body, decent cutting height capacity, cast aluminum wheels AFAIK, and generally has a good reputation….it’s in a bit different league than the plastic/aluminum units from Skil, Delta, Ryobi, etc. Lots of folks who have big resaw bandsaws bought them for curve work. $85 isn’t too bad, but I’d be inclined to offer $75 just in case they’ll take it.

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 01:46 PM

Hmm….I thought I was getting a pretty good deal since the saw retails for 170.00 on sale. I’m glad I asked about it. He said he made wooden pens with it an just doesn’t have time for it anymore and it’s in like-new condition. He also said he doesn’t know where the fence is , a 45.00 item ( I looked it up).

I really don’t have the room for anything but a small 10” saw – as much as I’d love a 14” saw.

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#5 posted 08-08-2014 01:49 PM

This Craftsman bandsaw appears to be the Rikon 10-305 clone. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

-- paxorion

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ChefHDAN

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#6 posted 08-08-2014 02:27 PM

If it’s a clean low mile unit, and you can’t fit a 14” then pull the trigger and get to makin’ sawdust, like Pax says it’s a Rikon clone and most likely comes from the same factory with a different badge, since CS doesn’t really make anything themselves, good luck with the dickering and be sure to post pics once you get it home!

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#7 posted 08-08-2014 05:59 PM

I was going to say that I paid $99 for a brand new Craftsman bandsaw, but that was many many years ago and it does not have anywhere near the same features that yours has.

$85 sounds like a good deal for that saw. You may find that the 1/3 hp motor is a bit weak for resawing. It should be great for quick cuts in 1” or thinner material. It should be a great 2nd saw if you decide to upgrade later to a larger saw.

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#8 posted 08-08-2014 09:14 PM

Pick it up. It’s definitely a good deal.

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#9 posted 08-08-2014 11:00 PM

If it does what you need and you saved money from new – yes. It’s a good deal. Don’t pay attention to what anyone else thinks. They aren’t you in your market.

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#10 posted 08-08-2014 11:36 PM

Thanks for all the input guys….

I picked up the saw and turned in on – works fine.

Tools in the DC area seem to be more expensive. The deep discounts don’t seem as plentiful – Phil, Batlimore and Richmond all have cheaper prices on everything but it’s not worth the gas to travel.

Thanks again guys.

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