I found a ohio forged 14" bandsaw on craigslist for 50 bucks !!!!

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Blog entry by woodb1 posted 06-29-2009 01:39 AM 5597 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was so blessed this weekend. I bought a 14” bandsaw off craigslist. He said he hasn’t used it in about 5 years. It was made in 1989 and he bought it new. It works like a top. I’m just so happy to be able to get such a deal. I clean it up and oil it. It looks great

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 01:53 AM

Good for you woodb1… any pictures?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 01:56 AM

you did good ,
i bought one years ago for $200.00 !
it was brand new .
the wood whisperer has a nice video on how to tune it .
there was a blog recently about this ,
and gary in texas gives the site .
enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 02:59 AM

Way to go! Craigslist must be different in my area. Mostly I see people trying to sell tools that have been used pretty hard for about what you can get new for!
I keep looking for a bandsaw to replace my 9 inch craftsman but to no avail.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 03:41 AM

Me too…............... just can’t find much on craiglist in this area.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 04:34 AM

I am shopping around for a bandsaw on craigslist, but don’t want to pay just $20 less than new for a well used machine. Good job on your find!

-- A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~Benjamin Franklin

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#6 posted 06-30-2009 05:02 AM

Around here you have to sift through craigslist to find that diamond in the rough. I thought I had found one with a Grizzly 8” jointer, but it was resold to someone else before I could get there to pick it up. (In fairness to the seller, he was trying to sell his whole shop in one go, and he did manage to do that after we had agreed to a price on the jointer.) It wasn’t as good a deal as a $50 dollar 14” bandsaw, but it was a decent deal.
Most of the time you have people trying to sell tools they have used once or twice for 10 to 20% off the cost of new.

-- "Why don't you just buy one" says the wife about the current project.

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 07:32 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 09-23-2012 04:36 AM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
There is more than one reason they call it the ’left coast’

I seriously don’t know what I would do without Craig’s list. Common practice out here is
1. First one there with the money gets it, unless
2. If you tell someone you are coming to look at it, then they tell others that you get first chance at it.
It has only been once that they didn’t keep it for me.

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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