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    bandsaw or scroll saw

    It time for tax returns and the misses said that she will allow me a bucks to get a new tool. The problem is I only have about $250 to spend. So etheir I get the HF BS or look for a scrollsaw. The main thing it will get used for at this time will be to cut out patternsfrom 3/4 ply or 4/4 stock. Resawing is not a concern at this point. If the scrollsaw wins out any ideas on a deent starter model? What would you do if you where stuck in this postion?

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    al, for 250 bucks i`d look for used......there`s not much in the new market worth having for that money.....tod
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    Tods right about looking at the used market for a good band saw. For $250 you won't find much in a band saw. The little 10" Rikon may do the trick or even the craftsman 10" but I thing for that much you can do better on the used market. Maybe you will get lucky and get both. I have an old Craftsman/King Sealy scroll saw that I picked up for $50. Attachment 3636 It'll handle 24" pieces up to 2" thick. I use it for making templates that way I can leave a bigger bland on my scroll saw. If you could find something like that then you'd still have money left over for a decent used band saw.
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    I agree with Tod and Don, go used if possible.

    Check craigslist in your area. I see band saws all the time for < $150.

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    Finding a used scroll saw shouldn't be to hard. Just don't rush. I was at Redmond Machine in Atlanta earlier this week. He had 30 or more sitting in a covey in the back of the warehouse. He told us take our pick for $50 dollars. Several brands and styles to choice from too.

    Prices will vary from place to place but unless it was something mighty special I wouldn't pay more than $75 for a used one. And it would have to be pristine!

    Shame your not closer. I may be getting an older Delta Bandsaw in a few weeks. I am looking at two. My plan is to clean up, tune up and resale them/it.
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    Thanks guys I will keep my eye open for some used tools. There is a place near buy that get used ww machines in, so monday im going to check them out.

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    Hey, can you guys keep the noise down......sheesh!



    Good luck on your search, Al. Deals are out there. Here's my $175 Delta 12" bandsaw I got on craigslist. Just like new.


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    C'mon now - some of Tommy's friends might see this ! Sheesh !

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    Another vote to suggest checking craigslist or other local used sources for something decent in that price range.

    Oh, and I think you guys need to let sleeping dogs lie.

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