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04-29-2015 03:39 PM

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I found this saw on craigslist nearby. He wants 225.00 for this. Looks good in the pictures and says used very little. Is this a good price for the saw? Maybe offer 175.00? Has three new blades and a circle cutter jig included. What do you think? When (if) I look at the saw anything I should be aware of?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".


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#1 posted 04-29-2015 03:41 PM

http://tricities.craigslist.org/tls/4998850452.html

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 04:00 PM

Yeah, $175 max is all I would go.
I’ve had one just like it for 25 years. I sold it for 125 ten years ago and after I retired and started woodworking again realized I really like a band saw for little quick cuts. I casually mentioned to the fellow I sold it to that I really should have never sold it. He sold it back for $100.
Can’t complain about it. I like the big table. The lower blade adjustments are a bear to get to, but that may be common on most saws.
Buy some GOOD blades and it cuts fine. I resaw up to the 6 inch (or so) max quite a bit. I use Timber Wolf from Suffolk

peace, T

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 05:05 PM

I like mine too. Have been using and at times abusing it for over 24 years and never had to do anything to it.

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 06:48 PM

thanks for the advice guys!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 04-30-2015 11:24 PM

I have decided not to get this saw. One he refuses to lower the price. Two after a little research I found that parts are just not available at all for it. So if it was a victim of age, non use, I probably could not fix it. Keep looking I guess.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 05-01-2015 11:32 AM

>> Keep looking I guess.

Sounds like a plan. It may come back up after a while at a better price, or a better saw may come up.
Good luck.

peace, T

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#7 posted 05-01-2015 11:38 AM

They are common and come up for sale much cheaper than that. You won’t have to wait too long.

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#8 posted 05-01-2015 12:31 PM

I bought one for $60 just over a year ago in good shape. Friend has had one for years but little use. Just noticed a bit of knocking when I run it, diagnosed a bad bearing in the lower wheel shaft. Because the wheels tilt in a carriage, not the table, tearing it down will be a real job to replace the 2 bearings if possible. If I were to do it all over again, I would not buy one. I would look for a used Delta.
IMHO

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#9 posted 05-01-2015 12:57 PM

I’ve had mine for sale on Craigslist for $125 for over a week and haven’t had a single person interested. So I would look for a little savings, unless the used band saw market in your area is higher priced than most.

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#10 posted 05-01-2015 02:05 PM

I see them regularly for $100 or less, if he’s inflexible, he doesn’t really want to sell it. Maybe just told the wife it was for sale just to appease her.

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#11 posted 05-01-2015 09:01 PM

I bought one a year ago for $100. I was getting a little jumpy waiting for one to appear that was close enough. Mine didn’t have a fence and if I had just been more patient I would have been able to get one with a fence for the same price. Other than the fence, mine was in great shape and even had a custom built table attached to the top of the stand which has been hugely useful.

So my message is maybe be patient. It’s spring, many folks will be moving or cleaning and will need to clear out their garage so expect more good deals to appear.

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