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What about a Ridgid BS1400

While shopping for a new table saw Iran across a new Ridgid factory blemished (not a refurb) 14" Band Saw for $224.00. Last year I picked up a Ridgid DP1550 drill press for for $188 at the same place. The band saw is not as good a deal as the drill press was but do you think it is worth it? It will have the same warranty as a new one from HD. I really don't have a use in mind but I know if I had it I would use it.

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I do not know how good a deal this is, but if you get this saw, I recommend you read this post on restoring the same model. Apparently many people complain about vibration. This person did a great job to improve the band saw.

As you state, once you have a band saw you will appreciate the many things it can do.

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/r...oration-44809/
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not a bad price, but the bs1400 is probably the weakest link in the ridgid stationary tool line up. if you're willing to invest some time and effort, it can usually be made quite serviceable.

there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.
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