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03-26-2019 07:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jones superior bandsaw band saw

I found a Jones Superior 19” bandsaw in good working order that was refurbished in 2002. New motor, bearings, wheels, tires, etc used rarely/intermittently since 2002. It’s not perfect, but in pretty good shape. The seller is asking $200.00 for it and I think it is worth that. I will be using it mostly for making furniture at home and to do some resawing. I am curious is anyone has experience with Jones Superior, which I have never heard of until today. Thoughts about price? My current biggest concern is it is so big and heavy and it will take up a fairly large footprint in my garage-shop. Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide.


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#1 posted 03-26-2019 08:56 PM

Seems to be a rare machine. Have you checked for the availability of blades?

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#2 posted 03-26-2019 09:10 PM

I’ve been getting advice from a few different forums and I believe this might be a meat saw with a sliding table. I am thinking this is not exactly what I’m looking for as a wood cutting bandsaw.

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#3 posted 03-26-2019 09:19 PM

The sliding table is indication it likely was sold as meat cutting saw when new? This is not bad, meat saws cut wood pretty well. Meat saws usually have weak dust collection capability, as they were hosed clean every night. That size older saw usually had a 12-13” resaw capacity.

Have seen Jones Superior at auction for $200-$600, depending on size and condition. Considering most are 80+ years old, and built like a tank; doubt a working machine would ever be worth less than $200?

Vintage Machinery site has some information:
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=486
Supposedly, parts are even available?

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#4 posted 03-27-2019 11:45 PM

$200 seems like a deal for a 19” saw that probably weighs as much as a Ford F-250. You can always have blades made for it pretty reasonably if need be.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 03-28-2019 12:15 AM



$200 seems like a deal for a 19” saw that probably weighs as much as a Ford F-250. You can always have blades made for it pretty reasonably if need be.

- Andybb


I agree. Don’t let blades be the deciding factor. You can also buy bulk material and braze/weld your own. It just takes some silver solder, flux, propane torch, and a holding jig. Easy.

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#6 posted 03-28-2019 01:11 AM

Don’t let rule # 5 get ya!

OWWM Rule No. 5: In the time between finding a machine and asking others if you should buy it someone else will come to the proper conclusion.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#7 posted 03-28-2019 03:25 AM

Any good saw shop can make up blades for you at any length.

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#8 posted 03-28-2019 03:58 PM

Although, it is BIG! :-) And it looks like you’d need to do some fabrication to get an insert in place around that blade. But it’s probably the best resaw capable saw you could find for $200.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#9 posted 03-29-2019 04:44 PM

The small amount of travel on the sliding table will greatly limit its usefulness for wood cutting. I suggest you find a way to lock or eliminate the sliding table.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#10 posted 04-02-2019 03:15 PM

Agreed. Thank you all for your feedback.

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#11 posted 04-02-2019 03:27 PM

Did you buy it?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#12 posted 05-19-2020 03:12 PM

I’m sorry for forgetting this post, but I wanted to follow up. I went and looked the saw over and I decided not to purchase it. It was really heavy, to the point where moving it was problematic. I ended up finding a 14” Jet on Craigslist and purchased that one.

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