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BPatterson

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04-10-2015 02:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Hi, I am considering purchasing a Craftsman 22400 12” 3/4 HP bandsaw from a local guy on Craigslist. He is asking $200 for the saw plus 3 blades. I have only seen a picture but it looks to be in good/great condition. Any thoughts on the saw would be appreciated as well.

Thanks in advance,
Brandon

-- Brandon ~ Aim Small, Miss Small


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#1 posted 04-10-2015 02:48 PM

Had one of these and would not have another. I would not pay anything for this

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 03:54 PM

Thank you for the response. What kinds of issues did you have?

-- Brandon ~ Aim Small, Miss Small

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 04:02 PM

I’ve had mine for a while, and it’s served me well once fitted with decent blades. $200 is tad high IMO, but not too bad….in fairness, I’d probably ask $200 or so if I was selling mine.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 04:13 PM

I would keep looking. 12” is a little small if you are ever going to do any resawing. $200 is probably a little high for that saw.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 04:15 PM

What do you intend using this BS for? $200 is a bit high for a 12” saw.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 04-10-2015 05:12 PM

I would like to make some bandsaw boxes and other small craft items but I would also like it to be able resaw on occasion if needed. I like the idea of milling my own lumber since the selections at Lowes and Home Depot can be a little limited.

-- Brandon ~ Aim Small, Miss Small

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#7 posted 04-10-2015 05:16 PM

The resaw capacity is only 7”, and the 3/4” motor will struggle resawing that on a regular basis.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 05:18 PM

A 14 inch saw with riser block would be more appropriate.

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#9 posted 04-10-2015 05:18 PM

+1 @johnstoneb, @jumbojack – I was able to pick up another “little” bandsaw, a 10” Rikon, for $105 recently. About the only used bandsaw on the small side (12”-ish) that could command $200 or more, IMO, is the ShopSmith band saw add-on to their multitools, mostly because it’s a specialty item that costs a small fortune new, relatively speaking.

-- Woodworking is a beautiful, physical, cerebral, and noble art.

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#10 posted 04-10-2015 05:21 PM

I have that saw as well, it’s been a good saw. I would not pay $200 for it though, mine was $300 new in 05.

It will resaw boards with the right blade but being a small saw there are limitations.

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#11 posted 04-10-2015 09:01 PM

You will be permanently limited if you buy the Craftsman, think ahead and get the biggest saw for the least dough and do a little work on it, learning as you go, you will be far happier in the end.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 04-10-2015 09:06 PM

Yep

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 04-10-2015 09:13 PM

If it’s in really good shape, offer $75-$100. If he refuses or counters higher, walk away. There will always be another deal to come along.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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