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Re: JET HVBS-56M 5"X6" bandsaw for $249.99?

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  • kettletrigger
    Thanks for the advice, I ll give it a shot. Jim Dana Point, CA ... after I ... micro ... Wave
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 1 1:56 AM
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      Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a shot.

      Jim
      Dana Point, CA

      --- In 7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com, Harvey White <madyn@i...> wrote:
      > On Tue, 01 Jul 2003 05:42:03 -0000, you wrote:
      >
      > >Just saw that Enco sales flyer yesterday with the $229 w/US UL motor...the day
      after I
      > >bought a 4x6 at HF for $149.
      > > Is the "Homier price compare method" the way that people are getting the HF
      micro
      > >mill for $149?
      >
      > You are asking him to let it go at the sidewalk sale price. It
      > apparently did not sell well, and some managers are willing to let
      > them go at that price to just get it out of the store. It does vary
      > by manager and store, though.
      >
      > >I'm about ready to pick one up, but I'd sure like to know what kind of
      > >magic words I need to say to the HF store manager to agree to a $110 discount!
      Wave
      > >some cash at him and pick it up after the store closes? What kind of deal are we
      > >talking about here?
      >
      > Closeout, best price, getting you floor space, taking something that
      > apparently isn't selling well off your shelves...
      >
      > I didn't have that much of a problem, but that was just the one store
      > near me. He was happy enough to get rid of it at that price.
      >
      > Harvey
      >
      >
      >
      > >
      > >Jim
      > >Dana Point, CA
      > >
      > >--- In 7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com, Conrad Weiss <radman@b...> wrote:
      > >> Dan,
      > >>
      > >> The Griz & Jet are both nice bandsaws, but if I were spending ~$250 on this
      > >> tool I'd want the one with the best *motor* -- since the saws are near
      > >> identical.
      > >>
      > >> For reference, Enco sells a 5x6 for $229 that has a US-made, UL motor. I
      > >> believe the motor is made by Baldor and the saw is made by Rong-Fu. So...
      > >> I'd call up the tech support folks at all three companies and do a little
      > >> research on the motors. They'll tell ya what's what on the saw.
      > >>
      > >> If you're out to save money, you might convince HF to sell you their 4x6 at
      > >> Homier's $99 price. Guys have done that.
      > >>
      > >> Fuel for thought :)!
      > >>
      > >> Good luck w/ your bandsaw,
      > >>
      > >> Conrad
      > >> San Carlos, CA
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> ----------
      > >> From: pgmrdan[SMTP:pgmrdan@h...]
      > >> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 7:28 PM
      > >> To: 7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com
      > >> Subject: [7x10minilathe] JET HVBS-56M 5"X6" bandsaw for $249.99?
      > >>
      > >> Is this a good deal?
      > >>
      > >> The Grizzly is about $200 plus $55 shipping. The JET is about $250
      > >> locally. (As a side note, Amazon.com wants $319.99 for the JET!!!
      > >> Even if I can get free shipping why would I buy from them?)
      > >>
      > >> Can anyone tell me how the JET and the Grizzly compare?
      > >>
      > >> Also, one site said the JET has a 1/3 hp motor. Amazon.com says the
      > >> JET has a 1/2 hp motor. Do you know which is right?
      > >>
      > >> I think the Grizzly has a 1/2 hp motor but is this really a 1/2 hp
      > >> motor?
      > >>
      > >> The Grizzly is advertised as having a top speed of 220 sfpm while I
      > >> think the JET is advertised as a top speed of 200 sfpm. Sound right?
      > >>
      > >> What do you think?
      > >>
      > >> Thanks,
      > >> Dan
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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