|Review by b2rtch||posted 01-23-2012 05:05 PM||3153 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
- Harbor Freight Metal Cutting Band Saw Item # 93762
- Brand: Harbor Freight | Category: Bandsaws
I know this is not a wood cutting band saw ( even if one could use it to cut wood with the proper blade) but I believe that woodworkers do not work wood only.
I have been looking at his saw for about a year.
I read excellent users’ reviews about it.
I read about how people tweaked it to make it work better or mostly to make it more stable.
I went to buy it several times but ended up not buying it mostly because it would takes room in my shop.
I had a lot of angle irons to cut to build additional racks to store wood that I recover from huge pallets and crates at work.
So I went to buy the saw Friday for $179.00.
The saw by nature is extremely top heavy and the stand is not the best so the saw tips over very easily which is both dangerous and causes damages to the saw.
Knowing that from reading other review I immediately added one outrigger made of 3/4 plywood.
This an easy and very effective solution and still allow to move the saw around on the original wheels.
Right out to the box the saw worked perfectly and as advertized.
The adjustments are right on.
I could not be happier with this saw.
Like most HF tools , this is a very basic tool but it does very well what it is supposed to do and what I need it to do .
Other brands sale this saw for much more money.