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Things to look for when looking at used bandsaws

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Hey guys,

I am on the craigslist trail again, this time searching for a bandsaw. I am looking for a long-term saw with a decent amount of power (probably at least 2 hp, I do have 220), that has the capability to occasionally resaw boards about 10" wide. I have a decent amount of experience with bandsaws, but my current one is a homemade hand-me-down that doesn't have a ton in common with your common bandsaw.

My question is what do I look for when I go to look at a saw in person? Obviously, a sample cut will reveal some things, as well as a visual inspection, but do y'all have any tips beyond that?


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What is your budget for a used 2 hp band saw? Used might prove more expensive than buying new.

Why not look at Grizzly G0457 14" saw with 10" cutting height or G0513ANV 17" saw with 12 1/8" cutting height?

Can find lot of old used 14" with ¾ or 1 HP saws with riser kit, urethane tires and other updates people want as much as 17" G0513 ANV saw.

Might not be cheaper finding a 14" band saw without riser kit that need to add one and replace the motor.
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