2003 20 inch Jet Bandsaw 2hp 230v 1 phase low hours.

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Forum topic by Vintagewood1960 posted 08-31-2017 10:46 PM 2167 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2017 10:46 PM

Just getting into WW and saw this on CL looks to be in very good shape. I’m sure this is more than I need and is probably more of a “one trick pony” (resaw) and that I won’t be happy doing curves on this and I’ll more than likely need to upgrade the guides which bumps the price up and Jet is maybe not the best choice out there. It’s very big and will take up a lot of space and the price is pretty high $1450.00 but the guy did say “make a cash offer” How I’m I doing? This is the thought process I have going…Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for those thoughts.

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#1 posted 08-31-2017 11:03 PM

offer $900.

20” band saws are pretty sweet but only a
few brands like Agazzani are worth much
more than a grand on the used market, imo.

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#2 posted 09-01-2017 02:47 AM

Just as a point of reference, Grizzly 19” bandsaws run ~1500 brand new.

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#3 posted 09-01-2017 04:44 AM

You can do more than you think. My 36” bandsaw had a 3/8” blade on it when I bought it so the previous owners were using it for curves. It also has a scale for blade sizes and it goes down to 1/4”.

Look up the manual online. I’m sure you’ll find that you can do more than just resaw with it. If you can get the price down to under $1k, I would jump on it. I doubt you will ever wish you could have a smaller bandsaw.

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#4 posted 09-02-2017 02:38 PM

Just make sure it is a wood cutting bandsaw and not a metal cutting bandsaw. Metal cutting bandsaws run at about half the speed of a wood cutting bandsaw to reduce heat from friction that ruins blades. A metal cutting bandsaw will cut wood (using a wood cutting blade), it will just cut slower.

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