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Forum topic by bob riley posted 09-15-2014 12:04 AM 831 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2014 12:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig bandsaw

hi there everyone I was just wondering if anyone out there knows how to build a band saw it would be a great addition onto my shop but unfortunately to purchase a 14” band saw will cost me a little over $1000 so I figured hey what if I could make my own


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#1 posted 09-15-2014 12:14 AM

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 12:20 AM

wow thanks so much that’s pretty amazing

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 12:30 AM

There are a lot of NEW bandsaws priced well under $1000 (look at the Grizzly site) or check CL for a used one. In my area used 14”ers usually go for $200-$400.

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 12:43 AM

Or you could get lucky: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/63907

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#5 posted 09-15-2014 04:05 AM

The link B4B gave shows a Gil Bilt saw (from a kit). Though they don’t have a website, they are said to still exist. They will sell you the kit for making a 12” or 18” bandsaw. I built the 18” many years ago. Not a heavy duty saw, but useful within its limitations. It will take some detective work to chase them down, I suspect. (Gilliam is the name of the founder).

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#6 posted 09-15-2014 04:08 AM

For what it’s worth, a 14” Grizzly with riser block will be ~$600. That’s the route I went.

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#7 posted 09-15-2014 04:13 AM

I second woodgears. He uses the hell out of his and it’s still tickin.

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