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Nice little Benchtop for what it is

Nice little Benchtop for what it is

1355 days ago by patcollins | 12 comments »

Ok I know many of you would never even consider a tool made by Skil because they are low end but I have been happy with a couple of their products. I am by no means an experienced woodworker but just a guy starting out and that likes to make things. First off the saw has a large amount of plastic in it but I really don’t see where metal would be superior except if you bang it around alot. The motor bogs down a little bit when cutting curves in 1/2” oak with a 3/8” blade...

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Bargain Tool Review - Skil 9" 2.5-Amp Band Saw (3385-012)

Bargain Tool Review - Skil 9" 2.5-Amp Band Saw (3385-012)

763 days ago by SchottFamily | 7 comments »

I finally got a chance last night to use the bench-top band saw that I picked up a few months ago. My local Lowes sells it for for about $120 plus tax, but I grabbed it on sale, refurbished, at CPO for $69 back in January or February.I had been looking at the PC 14? floor saw, but at $400+, but I had a tough time justifying it at this point. I’m really on a Porter-Cable kick lately. I’m so happy with both the PC joiner and planer that I got last year. Anyhow, back to this band saw review...

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My first bandsaw

My first bandsaw

1144 days ago by ic3ss | 15 comments »

I picked this up from Craigslist the other day for $200, not bad I thought. It’s got a 1 1/2hp motor so it should be a bit more powerful than the 3/4hp Ridgid that I was looking at. The best thing about this deal was the original owner put on a Kraig KMS7200 fence and added two resaw guides, an HTC2000 mobile base, and four blades. A smokin’ deal I thought. I have a question for all you experienced bandsaw guys: I adjusted the blade guides and then noticed the blade on the bott...

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Craftsman 12'' bandsaw

Craftsman 12'' bandsaw

1142 days ago by WoodworkingGeek | 18 comments »

Hi lumber jocks!! I got some great news!! I got a used 12’’ bandsaw!! I found it on cregslist for $85 great deal don’t you think. We brought the saw home and set it up in the garage and did some test cuts, gave the blade guards some adjustment and the saw did great in the test!! The saw has a 7’’ 1/2’’ cutting capacity. And has a powerful 1/2 hp motor. The fence is very nice, but it appears that the table is mounted backwards because the adjustment ha...

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Review of Delta 14" Bandsaw, Sawing with a Delta

Review of Delta 14" Bandsaw, Sawing with a Delta

1095 days ago by Delta356 | 19 comments »

When it came to buying a new bandsaw, I really took my time on which one I wanted. I looked at all the main brands, and compared the difference. There were really not very many difference. They all cut wood…I ended up going with the brand that pioneered the 14” bandsaw, Delta Machinery. I bought this bad boy at Rockler when they had there 15% of Delta tools. The Bandsaw comes in one big box, and it weighs a lot. The way the box was shaped it was very hard for two people to h...

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Craftex 16" 2HP Bandsaw (CT082) Review

Craftex 16" 2HP Bandsaw (CT082) Review

1046 days ago by LucasinBC | 8 comments »

Here’s a little review for any of you fellow Canucks out there who are looking for information on Craftex machines. For most US citizens this review will mean virtually nothing because as far as I can tell Craftex is a brand that is pretty much exclusively marketed and sold in Canada through the Busy Bee Tools franchises. I have heard that there is some relationship between Busy Bee and Grizzly but I don’t believe the conspiracy theories. I purchased this bandsaw in the sprin...

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	Laguna Tools LT 16 3000 Series Bandsaw

Laguna Tools LT 16 3000 Series Bandsaw

1023 days ago by Toolz | 5 comments »

I would really give this saw 4.8 Stars but that is not an option. The only reason for not giving it five stars is that I have trouble holding the table tilt knob while tightening the bolt that locks the trunnion with that other hand. I am 66 and have arthritis so you younger jocks might not have this same problem. I would prefer a larger wheel with an offset handle like those found on table saws for this function. Other that that I love this saw. I bought it used from a seller who told me it ...

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Makita Band Saw LF1200

Makita Band Saw LF1200

936 days ago by lcwood | 8 comments »

Specification (cut & paste from internet)Cutting speed: L:6.7m/sec H: 13.3m/secCutting capacities: Height: 165mm, Width: 305mmBlade size: 2240mm / 6, 13 and 16mmSpeed control: 2 speeds >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> manual change Net weight: 81.2kg inc standTable tilt range: 2º- to 45º+Table size: 560×400mmTable height: 1mWattage: 900w IncludesWheeled Leg-Stand >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> usefullRip Fence >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> plastic + not a precision one Push Stick >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> don´t have a neodimiun magn...

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Another Harbor Freight gem

Another Harbor Freight gem

914 days ago by b2rtch | 12 comments »

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 ...

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Take a chance and prepare to do some work

Take a chance and prepare to do some work

697 days ago by PurpLev | 24 comments »

Other than wood, I’ve been cutting other materials with a hacksaw for quite some time. Never minded the labor, but it just takes a long time to cut a 2” round steel bar :/ so I’ve always kept my eye open for a small bandsaw deal. After missing out on a few on CL, and noticing HF opened a store not far, with a grand opening, and tax free weekend I figured It’s probably as good as it gets for a new saw so I went and got one. It seems several mfg are selling what seems...

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