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Posted on Second-hand bandsaw brands to watch for/avoid & pricing

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 03:02 PM

Brand centric advice sounds good. Sounds like I can’t go wrong with any of the major brands.

I have considered a new grizzly, I’m within driving distance of their Bellingham showroom, so I’d avoid freight. I’d probably go for the G0555LX for $575 plus 10% tax. It has the cast iron wheels vs cast aluminum on their go580 that’s about 125 less.

That said, I was hoping to score something for around $300 or less on the second hand market, but the asking price on many used machines is all over the place, most seem to be around the 450 mark. I’m not sure if my price point is a reasonable/fair expectation for a well running machine . . I don’t mind tinkering or replacing parts as long as the seller is willing to sell at an appropriate price for the condition and parts are available.

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