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docspencer

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06-10-2018 01:24 PM

I found a Jet 14” Bandsaw
Model #JWBS-14CS on CL. The guy is asking $500. I’m going to offer $400. From the pics it looks in very good shape. Is it worth $400?


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#1 posted 06-10-2018 02:03 PM

If it is clean, and it probably is because so many are purchased and rarely used, this is great.

Price aside, will that bandsaw be enough to support your woodworking? This saw seems to be the best option, before getting into the mid-level bandsaws.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#2 posted 06-10-2018 05:44 PM

I have the Jet JWBS14-OS which is a model down.
It’s 12 years old, light use, excellent condition with a Kreg fence, roller bearing guides, and urethane tires.
Overall I like the saw a lot.
6” height is sometimes limiting.
As it sits, I would not sell it for less than $500.
If the saw you have found is in really good condition I think it’s a deal at $500 and if you get it for $400 it’s a steal.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#3 posted 06-10-2018 05:58 PM

I found the saw new for $759. For a used tool, I start at 50%of new price and adjust based on condition and apparent amount of use.

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#4 posted 06-10-2018 05:58 PM

Eh. 400$ is at the top end but it’s worth it if in great shape.

500$ is a bit much when you can buy a new one for another 150$ or so.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 06-10-2018 06:02 PM

So everyone seems to have this saw listed at $759.99. And CPO and Northern tool are even offering free shipping.
So I think $500 for a used version is a little high, and that $400 is more in the ball park.
Plenty of questions to ask though, Are there upgraded guides, fence, maybe extra new blades?
For the right extras, $500 may become more reasonable.

-- John

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#6 posted 06-10-2018 07:53 PM



I found the saw new for $759. For a used tool, I start at 50%of new price and adjust based on condition and apparent amount of use.

- Redoak49

$400 is great for this as stated above.

50% is a craigslist thing, I don’t respond to those offers myself. But I also keep my tools in excellent condition and when I sell something online it often looks new.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#7 posted 06-10-2018 07:58 PM

Thanks for the input folks. Only two pics on the CL ad, but it looks clean and taken care on the outside. He’s selling off his entire shop with lots of Jet equipment – jointer, cabinet saw and drill press included. Oh, were that I had saved more for retirement…..

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#8 posted 06-10-2018 08:04 PM

I picked up this one for $150 off of craigslist
Carter bearings and a riser kit
Excellent condition
But this was a fluke
Scott

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#9 posted 06-10-2018 08:36 PM

Model #JWBS-14CS on CL. The guy is asking $500.

That is at least $300 too high… I personally wouldn’t pay more than $100 for an asian import clone of the Delta. YMMV.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#10 posted 06-11-2018 12:23 AM

Scott – That color BS looks great, was that stock at some period? I don’t remember it.

Does anyone have a solution to the image orientation? I’ve seen a lot of saws that dey gravity lately.

Harsh Brad! Lol. $100, China is not that bad.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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docspencer

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#11 posted 06-11-2018 12:27 AM

That’s the same color as the one I’m looking at.

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#12 posted 06-11-2018 01:16 AM

It’s the color befor they went white
Same machine
Scott

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#13 posted 06-11-2018 02:57 AM


I picked up this one for $150 off of craigslist
Carter bearings and a riser kit
Excellent condition
But this was a fluke
Scott
- Clarkswoodworking

Yeah but can’t base it on what Scott says. He is an absolute savant at finding incredible deals on CL and OfferUp. Don’t know how he does it. My shop is filling up with stuff he’s found for me. :-).

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#14 posted 06-11-2018 12:58 PM

I was curious what was available around here: https://denver.craigslist.org/for/d/delta-platinum-edition-14/6609883769.html

Not convinced this is any better than the Jet, but made in the USA seems to be worth something.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#15 posted 06-11-2018 01:02 PM

As a reference, this Delta has been listed at $300 for the past 16 months or so.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/grd/d/delta-14band-saw/6587581442.html

But it’s going to depend on your location for what is a good price.

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