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Powermatic PM1800 18" Bandsaw

Powermatic PM1800 18" Bandsaw

1715 days ago by RobWoodCutter | 10 comments »

Apoligies for the long post but here goes. History: About a 1-1/2 year ago I picked up a Steel City 18” bandsaw from the local Woodcraft and about a year ago also picked up a Powermatic 14” bandsaw. The intent was to use the SC as a resaw machine and the PM for the balance of the tasks. Have been happy with both of them. I had been stocking up on rough saw boards, many wider than the SC could resaw. So I started looking around and reading everything I could find on the web o...

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Grizzly G0513X2 17" Bandsaw 2HP w/Cast Iron Trunnion

Grizzly G0513X2 17" Bandsaw 2HP w/Cast Iron Trunnion

2037 days ago by Padre | 20 comments »

Just received this on Monday. It came via UPS Freight, and I paid $39 extra for the lift gate service. I highly recommend this service since this saw is a beast! 1. It came in one of flimsiest ‘crates’, if you can call it that, that I have ever seen. This saw weighs in at 325 pounds, more like 425 pounds, and this crate was built for maybe 200 pounds max. 2. The email instructions tell you to inspect the crate for damage before signing. I did this, saw nothing, and sig...

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Powermatic 14" bandsaw

Powermatic 14" bandsaw

1449 days ago by ChuckC | 25 comments »

I finally convinced myself that I was ready for a bandsaw. I spent about a month looking into them and settled on the Powermatic 14”. I wasn’t interested in getting something that I would have to upgrade due to any number of possible deficiencies so I thought I was safe with the trusted Powermatic name. Well, I was almost right. I had a rough start with this saw. If it wasn’t for their superior customer service I would have returned it. I ordered the 14” bandsaw, ri...

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Grizzly G0555

Grizzly G0555

992 days ago by mushmouse | 48 comments »

After reading so many positive reviews for the G0555 I went ahead and purchased one. I always seem to be the one in a hundred who gets the lemon. I have limited experience with bandsaws and am hoping it’s just a setup error on my part, and that someone may have some insight they can offer me. I have spoken to Grizzly tech help several times but find their responses inadequate. First the trivial issues (at least I think they are trivial). 1.) Can’t adjust the guide beari...

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Timberking 1220 manual sawmill

Timberking 1220 manual sawmill

1255 days ago by HalDougherty | 13 comments »

Timberking has been selling sawmills for a long time and I’ve wanted my own for almost that long. It took a while to get everything together to purchase one. I went with a manual mill instead of a more expensive hydraulic model, first because of the extra expense for the more complicated sawmill. Second, I wanted to saw lumber to be used in my own products and to justify more expense, I would have had to be in a full time sawmill business. With this little mill, I can carve gunstocks...

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Makita Band Saw LF1200

Makita Band Saw LF1200

942 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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Steel City 14" Bandsaw

Steel City 14" Bandsaw

2345 days ago by closetguy | 8 comments »

I bought this saw from Redmond & Son in Atlanta. I wanted to upgrade from my ¾ HP Jet and after looking at the features, I was sold. The price was $699 and I added the Kreg fence for another $100. They forklifted it into my truck, but it was fairly easy to unload by myself. The saw comes in two boxes. The first thing I did was open the manual with the intention of spending the next hour deciphering the instructions, because I have a lot of power tools and “been there, done that” wi...

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Craftsman 12" bandsaw

Craftsman 12" bandsaw

1040 days ago by mustang958 | 13 comments »

Hello fellow lumber jocks! Scored a Craftsman 12” bandsaw and mobile base this weekend off of CL. $50 for the saw and $10 for the base plus the owner still had the original manual. When I went to check it out it had been sitting in a basement unused for at least a year. It had the usual crud buildup on the table from sitting there but I could see that there were only a few spots of rust on the table itself. Plugged it in and it fired right up and made a nice straight cut with no bl...

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Grizzly G0555

Grizzly G0555

843 days ago by Newman | 20 comments »

I bought this saw about 2 weeks ago, since then have used it quite a bit to aid in installing a hardwood floor as well as some other side projects. When researching bandsaws, one thing I noticed was that most of the reviews I’d been reading were 3-4 years old or older. B/c of this I figured I’d add mine here for a more current review. Perspective: I’m a “home hobbyist” meaning I do this stuff for fun in my spare time. Treat this review as such To start, I&...

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New Grizzly G0457 Resaw Bandsaw

New Grizzly G0457 Resaw Bandsaw

1672 days ago by michaelray | 29 comments »

Let me start by saying this is the first bandsaw I have ever owned and operated so I don’t have any past experiences to compare it to. I decided about 6-7 months ago my next major tool purchase had to be a bandsaw. Since that decision I’ve been reading and reviewing not to mention saving money. There were a couple deciding factors that led me to this model. Reviews – both by fellow LJ’s (thanks to you all) and to FWW magazine. Price – I took advantage of the late...

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