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Chad

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02-14-2019 11:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jet band saw band saw bandsaw

I’m looking to purchase a band saw and I’ve come across 1 on Craigslist. Listing is for a Jet Model JWBS-140S with 6” riser block and states it is in excellent condition. I’m a newbie to band saws and in all honesty pretty clueless as to whether or not this is a decent saw. He’s asking $475 for it. Any info any of you can give me regarding this saw would be greatly appreciated. *May help to know that as of now I don’t plan on doing a lot of resawing. I’ve got an interest in making some band saw boxes, so nothing real crazy.


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ArtMann

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#1 posted 02-15-2019 12:27 AM

It is the older cast iron style rather than the modern steel framed saw but they have a good reputation. It would have to be in really good condition for me to pay that much for it. Maybe he will negotiate on the price.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-15-2019 11:45 AM

I suspect it has a 3/4 HP motor, which might cut slowly on bandsaw boxes. It’s easily upsized to a larger motor…but for some money. I’d say the price is high for that machine.

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#3 posted 02-15-2019 12:55 PM

Fred- I was wondering about the HP.

Art & Fred- Thank You both for responding. Not sure if there’s any accessories other than the shop built roller base that the saw is currently sitting on. Thinking about offering him $400 for it. Does that seem like a fair deal, or is that still a little to high? Name brand band saws are rarely seen on Craigslist in my area. Not sure if that makes a difference or not either.

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 02-15-2019 01:49 PM

Well, I think location certainly makes a difference but have no idea how to judge the impact. That saw isn’t too different from the early open stand Deltas and I see them sometimes for as little as $200, with $300 being probably the average. The riser block may add some to the value, but it shouldn’t be a huge add.

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#5 posted 02-15-2019 01:57 PM

IMO, that price isn’t the worst. The riser block is ~$100 alone.

Whether it’s a good deal will depend on your area. You’ll know if that price is a good deal or not by whether it’s still available.

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Chad

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#6 posted 02-15-2019 02:22 PM

Thanks fellas I appreciate the input. I’ll find out today if it’s still available and how set he is on the price.

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