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Forum topic by Joeswoodshop posted 12-03-2018 02:47 PM 353 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2018 02:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: general international 90-240m1 bandsaw band sawband-saw

Hello, I wasn’t quite ready to add a bandsaw to my shop just yet however I found a deal on a General International 90-240M1 used. Appears to be in very good condition for $700. I am new to bandsaws and have only limited experience with a small bench top cheapo Skill one I have. I see Grizzly has what looks like very similar units new ranging from $895 and up. Just looking for your thoughts on if the General is a good saw and if the price sounds like a deal? Or do I get a New Grizzly? The other thing is it is located about 2 1/2 hours from me. When I was ready for a bandsaw I was only going to go for a 14” or 15” but I don’t think I’ll be disappointed if I go larger. I know that General is out of business. So should I be concerned about replacement parts? What should I look for if I go to look at it? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 07:17 PM

General International machines were made in Taiwan, so they are not bad machines. There are many clones around so parts should not be a deal changer. I would also prefer to buy a machine that I can visually inspect before buying. Grizzly seems to have acquired a reputation for poor customer service of late, so I would take that into account.

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