|Review by tamtum||posted 09-29-2015 04:41 PM||7194 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Before I start my review i have to say sorry for my bad English but i’m sure they are better than your Greek.
I have this band saw for the last 7 months. When I wanted to buy it I had not find any review. So it’s time for the first. I live in Greece and the tools are expensive and difficult to find many brands. According to manufacture the specifications are:
• Motor: 1500 Watts (2hp)
• Blade Length: 2750mm
• Blade Width: 6mm – 25mm
• Max. Cutting Capacity – Height: 230mm
• Max. Cutting Capacity – Throat: 345mm
• Table Dimensions 435mm x 535mm
• Table Tilt Angle: 0?- 45?
• Weight: 100kg
The fox machinery is an Italian company the child company of the Femi, but as you can see the band saw is the same as many other from Chinese market.
Quality of construction: The main construction is very good and the machine is very stable but some little pieces as screw and handholds are in the middle quality as all Chinese machines. That’s not very important just more annoying (may require a change of this items).
Service: As the company is Italian and we have long and good summer please pray do not have problems during this period. One handhold takes 1.5 month to sent it to me from Italy to Greece.
Table top: is made from cast iron and its very stable and rigid. It can tilt angle 0-45. I do not want to cut in angle so I change the handhold with a screw to 0 angle. The fence is stable and very accurate.
Saw guide: The quality is good and its easy to change when you change blade. I have not any problem with it.
Motor: The motor is very good at 1500 Watt (2Hp). Its powerful to drive the wide blade 25mm. I think thats a very good point for this machine and its one of the reason to make me buy it.
Blade: The blade of the manufacturer is for the rubbish. I change blade and I buy two professional blades one in 15mm for patterns and one 25mm for thick woods.
Cutting Capacity: is 23 cm and the motor of the machine have enough power to cut hard woods in this height.
In conclusion I’m satisfied from this band saw. I use to cut hard woods with it. It’s not a professional machine but I cannot say it’s for hobby. A professional woodworker can have it as a second bandsaw (as a small bandsaw).
-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/