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DeWalt DWM-120 porta-band..used price?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Beetle-Kill, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Picked up a barely used porta-band today, 5" deep cut, variable speed. Anyone have or used one? I've only used Mill-wonky's in the past. Thanks, JB

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  2. Giles

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    I have an older AMERICAN MADE Porter-Cable 7724 and I love it!
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    Never heard/seen of a portaband that wasn't red and gray:)
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    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    As long as it cuts 4" sch 40, I'll be happy. I'll try it this weekend. It sure is lighter than the "red-n-gray" ones.
  5. loadstarken

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    I bought a refurbished porta band from some online retailer last year just so I could use it with the SWAG Portaband Table and it is AWESOME!

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    No financial interests in the above picture or webpage link.
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    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the link, that might really come in handy.
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    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    I bought a "red&gray" brand new prolly 32-33 yrs. ago, back when their tools came in a metal box for about $350 and I used it yesterday. I think that they are about $250 now...... wonder it they'll be working in 30 yrs?
  9. Beetle-Kill

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    Ugh, I am just curious if anyone has used one, or owns on. I've used Milwaukees for over 2 decades, just never a DeWalt. The guy I got it from is moving out of state, and selling all his tools. He wanted $60, so I gave him $80. Outside of a few scuffs, it's almost new.
    It even has a light that shines on the blade, cool huh?
    So...has anyone used/own one?
    Running it without a load, the trigger seems twitchy, light bit of pressure to start, then it goes full bore (not as nice a variation as the "red-n-gray" triggers). The speed dial works and is adjustable in operation, just feels gritty, may need to be cleaned, don't know. These kind of things are why I ask. Thanks, JB
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    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    For $80 how can you go wrong? Good deal!
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    Stuck a new saw blade on it, seems to cut like it should. For what I gave for it, I'm happy as a pig in......well...whatever makes a pig happy to be in. Sorry if I sounded pissy earlier, I'll figure out the quirks of this saw as time goes by. Thanks all. JB

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