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Forum topic by Dj1225 posted 03-06-2014 12:30 PM 1059 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2014 12:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bridgewood bandsaw

I have been looking for a wider planer to use on rough lumber that I have accumulated over the years. I have come across a very interesting opportunity and need some advice. On CL I found an add for the following
Woodmaster 718
Bridgewood Italian made 18 inch bandsaw. Model 440
Bridgewood 8 inch jointer
Bridgewood 2hp duct collector

Ok here is the kicker, they are all unused, some still in crates. I am aware that Bridgewood brand is no longer being done by Wilkes in PA, but I spoke to them and they said no problem with parts. Since very few people will buy machines like this, at least on CL, I was able to buy all for $2400.00.

Now I only wanted the planer, but how can you not take all this stuff. I really like the band saw, but it is 3 phase machine. My first question is what converter would you guys recommend to run this in my single phase shop, and what should I expect to pay for one.

Next question, I have no need for the jointer, so is a price of $400 reasonable to ask for it.

Thanks in advance… always

-- Dave

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 01:16 PM

If the BridgeWood Jointer is brand new, I would start off asking $650. I would not take anything less than $400 unless your hard pressed to get rid of it. I have that same BridgeWood PBS-440 BS with a single phase motor.

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 01:28 PM

Assuming the jointer is in new or like new condition, 700 is a fair price. It sold for just under 1k new.

what hp is the bandsaw? If 3hp or less you should go with a vfd and it will run between 100 and 300 depending on what hp you need to convert.

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