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    Bandsaw question

    Hi Fellow woodworkers,
    Have not been on here for a while as the wife has had some medical problems.
    All are taken care of now and everything is going OK.
    As I have been looking for a bandsaw in my area for quite a while, I would like to know what others think about this saw which is a 8 month old Jet JET 710750 JWBS-18X 18-Inch 1-3/4 Horsepower.
    Thanks for any help, as the price he is asking will not last long
    Thanks,
    Chuck Hanger

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    Best advice and go NOW and take a look. Jet makes decent tools. I am not a big fan of imports but now days all things are becoming imports. Best advice is get off the couch and go look.

    Glad the wife is better/good!

    NOW GO!! Shoo Scat!
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    Thanks for the reply

    Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for the quick reply. During research I find that you can buy this saw for around $1200. What would be a good offer for the 8 month saw that the fellow thought he would use and only used once and decided he was not into woodworking? Don't really know if it is worth the asking price or not?????
    Thanks,
    Chuck
    P.S. thanks for the wife's welfare.

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    Rule of thumb is 50% of new. Add for good condition or above average. This one is obviously, or should be in excellent condition. Depends on how bad you want of need it. But for me somewhere around 75%. Maybe a tad more if it happened be exactly what I needed. But bottom line is what is it worth to you? Sounds like it is a new saw basically.

    Would the warranty transfer? Thats something to think about too.

    Jeff
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    Chuck,

    Cheaper now on Amazon for a brand new one....

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...ctiveda8301-20

    Free shipping with Prime membership.

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    OK now tell me............

    Is the saw any good? Do you always have to worry about your settings. I just hobby and don't mind taking the time to set it up, but will this saw stay where it belongs.
    Thanks again for any help,
    Chuck

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    I don't know. But from what I read Jet makes good tools and has a good reputation. As you know I like old tools, but if I were in the market for a newer one, I wouldn't be scared of a Jet.

    Any bandsaw can give you problems. But it's typically just matter of properly adjusting it.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    There are a variety of short reviews/comments on the Amazon page...

    http://www.amazon.com/review/product...DateDescending

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    I have checked every avenue

    I have checked all of the outlets and the cheapest that I can find it is $1099 from Amazon. I can buy this saw with 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch blades that have never been used for $700. Saw looks like brand new, just don't know about the saw its self. Is it a good saw or a problem maker.
    Thanks again,
    Chuck

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    Chuck,

    I would look very carefully at the saw, cut some wood with it and jump on it... For $700...it's an excellent deal. You won't be sorry, I'm sure. Jet saws are very good from most everything I've read and heard.

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