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Blog entry by closetguy posted 02-28-2008 09:36 PM 1419 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t use my bandsaw enough to justify leaving it out in my work zone all the time, so I just wheel it over into a corner and out of the way until I need it. SC included a real nice light with the bandsaw, but they didn’t think to add a plug on the saw to plug it in. It became a cumbersome process to pull the saw out and find an outlet with two vacant plugs. I found this grill light at Target for $19.95 that is battery powered with bright LEDs, a magnetic base, and goose neck. It puts a concentrated light on the table and really brightens everything up.

Bandsaw Light

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 10:23 PM

That is a good idea. Relatively inexpensive. I’ll bet the LEDs don’t use much battery, either.

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#2 posted 02-28-2008 10:26 PM

how do you like that bandsaw. if i make any big machinery purchases in the future im thinking about either Powermatic, Jet, or SC (because i heard that they are very good). so i just want to see from someone who has experience with SC how good their machinery is.

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#3 posted 02-28-2008 11:06 PM

I put batteries in it the latter part of December and its still going strong. I think it uses 2 or 4 “AA”, I can’t remember exactly.

I love this saw. I had a 3/4 HP Jet 14” with no complaints, but I wanted a quick release, roller guides, and more horse power. I originally decided on the Powermatic, but after looking at them side by side, the SC had all the same features for $200 less. I am sold on SC. The saw came out of the box dead on and the book was written by someone who knows the english language.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 01:10 AM

Thanks for the tip…..

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 09:43 AM

Really good idea! I bet the LED’s are more impact resistant than an incandescent bulb, too.

-- Robb

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