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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 02-27-2018 04:58 PM 418 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2018 04:58 PM

I bought this very lightly used Craftsman 12” bandsaw it is 1 hp and the one flaw I saw was the blade guides were round and the side of pencil lead
So for $100 I brought it home
Bought new upgraded bearing guides and brackets
Put a new blade on it and went over the machine to adjust everything and now!
She is cutting clean and straight
My re-saw capability is only 5 1/2” but it will cut nice and straight
So I am happy
Not sure the year of this model but it looks like a delta to me

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 05:55 PM

That looks identical to the model I just bought this fall, off CL. I paid $150 for mine. The guy said he used it once & it had been sitting in his basement. I haven’t replaced the guides on mine, but did go through & fine tune everythhing, and I agree – so far, so good. No vibrations, cuts well. The biggest downside is what you mentioned – cutting height. At some point I’ll upgrade but it certainly works for now.

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