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04-17-2019 12:56 AM

Hi All! I’m curious …Came across this CL listing on a 12” Craftsman 113.248320 Tilt Head Band Saw. After some investigation, I’m thinking they’re asking at least twice, or more what it’s worth. I’ve been in contact with the seller. She’s selling shop items for her 95 y.o. Uncle who has dementia. Says there are ‘many’ tools and machinery they need to sell and come take a look. I’m wondering if it’s worth taking the 30-minute ride to see what else is for sale. Prior to that, of course, I would tell her the asking prices (at least for this item) are way out of line. She says she has no idea what the tools are and doesn’t have a list. Maybe her ailing uncle is just putting prices out there? As I always say; ‘ya never know! Thanks!

-- Marty, Long Island, NY


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#1 posted 04-17-2019 01:02 AM

if i were you i would walk away far away from this saw :<((((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 04-17-2019 01:19 AM

Tony, Yeah, that’s what I gather just now in my looking up reviews/experiences. Seems it’s prone to vibration and ‘walking’ on it’s base. And a chore to tune. I pretty much wrote it off. However, curious bout what else is there.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#3 posted 04-17-2019 01:24 AM

yes might be worth the drive over its like flip a coin LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 04-17-2019 01:44 AM

Yep. I’m figuring at 95, he might have a lot of ‘stuff’ as George Carlin would say. A decent haul of clamps would be cool.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#5 posted 04-17-2019 01:50 AM

I’d make the drive and take a look….not much to lose, but there are sure some potential treasures to be had.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 04-17-2019 02:59 AM

Just a little entertainment from Matthias regarding those tilt head C-man band saws:

Craftsman bandsaw repair fail

For the impatient, here is the end result :)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#7 posted 04-17-2019 03:11 AM

Ha!! Brad, I saw that ‘review’ too! Every picture tells a story… Glad he smashed it before I did!

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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