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Posted on Wooden Bandsaw Build - Anyone done it?

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 at 03:37 PM

I haven’t built one myself, but have looked at every site on line that featured any home or shop built band saw. I was pretty excited about the prospect of building my own until I started putting cost lists together. If I used a new 1 hp motor and chose premium materials, I was over four hundred dollars. It seems to me that many of the builders of these things liked to boast about how little it cost. But put a minimul premium on your time and it isn’t so cheap anymore. Also, these wooden band saws are subject to humidity which means swelling and shrinking, warping and cracking although the chance is slim it still exists. I’m not saying you shouldn’t try it, it actually sounds fun and the job satisfaction ratio must go right through the rough. But if you are interested in just a good band saw with a great warrenty, check out Grizzly’s 14” Deluxe band saw with the one horse power motor. Just $445.00

-- James, Michigan http://www.northcapecabinetsandmillwork.com


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