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Thread: Good buy

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv

    Good buy

    Wanted to get some input before I plunge in and replace my Craftsman

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    Last edited by Jim Burr; 10-06-2010 at 04:02 PM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Seems a bit pricy to me. Around here you can usually get a 10-12" BS for $50-100. For that price you can get a 14" rigid from Home depot or one of the new polar series from Grizzly plus shipping.
    Last edited by Jeff Bower; 10-06-2010 at 07:03 PM. Reason: spelling
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Well, I don't know about your part of the country, bit that does seem pricy to me. And with Shop Smith seems to me they have some unusual sizes on things that makes a little hard to replace things or upgrade them. I don't know if that applies to their bandsaws.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    seems like a lot for that saw, expand you search like maybe check craigs list in the Stockton or Sacramento area, I just did a quick search and theres lots out there.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    I have to echo the others, too much money. It is a small saw, used and, being SS, very proprietary in it's parts, sizes and such. A new Grizzly G0555 is about $450.00 before freight. That would be a much better tool and investment.
    That SS is worth, IMHO, no more than about $100.00.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Same here.
    I had one. It's ok but nothing to write home about.
    I'd keep searching.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Lewisburg, TN
    I have a Shopsmith bandsaw and couldn't be more pleased with it. Mine is powered by my Shopsmith and I have a newer table than what the picture of the one for sale shows and also I have the Kreg fence. I have a small shop thus the reason for having a Shopsmith instead of individual stand alone tools. The price for a new bandsaw and power stand is about twice what this individual is asking and it has a larger table. The asking price in my opinion is on the high side. Not knowing what your needs are, it is hard for me to give a recommendation either for or against. The two links below give you some information both about the bandsaw and the power station. Hope this helps you in your decision.
    Ron from Lewisburg, TN

  8. #8
    I will agree with all of the rest to make it unanimous. Way too high of an asking price

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    I have to agree it is priced way to high. I am happy with my Griz G0555 for slightly more. It does everything I have asked. I also got the riser block.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Has anybody mentioned that the price seems high?

    From what I've seen the Shopsmith is an excellent saw in its size category, but in my opinion it's overpriced new, and this used one is definitely overpriced.

    Here's something I'd say is better, and it's less money:
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