|Review by Woodshopfreak||posted 02-29-2008 11:32 PM||15310 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This bandsaw is great. It allows me to cut curves, very thin peices, and resaw, and its only $150, thats right only $150. It is a great buy for the money. If your wanting one and you don’t want to spend a fortune for a huge bandsaw, then this is a nice substitute. It has about a 5 inch resaw compacity, which isn’t the best but alot better than the compeditors benchtop models. You would think for $150 it would be a plastic pile of junk, well that is certainly not the case here. The whole thing is made of steel. THe frame, the doors, everything. The wheels are cast aluminum, and the table is cast iron. It’s amazeing what you get for this small price. It even comes with a fence and miter gage. It comes with a blade, so the minuet you pull it out of the box it is ready to go. This bandsaw also fits just about anyware. I know that I don’t have enough space for a floor standing unit so with this bandsaw, when I need it, I just put it on top of my bench and when I am done I simply put it on the floor out of the way. It does sound very strange when the blade is perfectly in the center of the wheel, this is why I gave it four stars. It makes a almost rubbing sound when it’s in the middle, so you have to make it a tiny bit off center, which isn’t a problem really but just kind of annoying. THis bandsaw makes your life a whole lot easier, and it cuts alot more stright than a jigsaw. This is one product I would recommend to anyone in search of a good quality, low priced, benchtop bandsaw.
-- Tyler, Illinois