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Being cheap #1: Band Saw Woes Triumphs and Tribulations

01-02-2014 08:15 AM by Ted78 | 2 comments »

Ten or twelve years ago, living in a tiny basement apartment with my then infant son, I bought my first power tool. The cheapest band saw they had down at the home improvement store. A “Tool Shop” bench top model. At $85 it was a major purchase for me, and to date the most I’ve ever spent on a single tool, at least all at once. My reasoning was that a band saw was versatile, compact, and relatively quiet. For the next decade the little saw that could served me admirably, so imagine my dismay and heartache when I opened her up to replace a broken blade and see the wheel hanging down at a cockeyed angle and a snapped off piece of pot metal from the bracket thingy that ...

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