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Another Harbor Freight gem

Another Harbor Freight gem

01-23-2012 05:05 PM 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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Makita Band Saw LF1200

Makita Band Saw LF1200

01-01-2012 01:37 PM 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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Grizzly G0457

Grizzly G0457

12-27-2011 02:58 AM by doncutlip | 10 comments »

I’ve had this saw for over a year now and I really like it. I used it for everything until I got my table saw; for a time I thought I didn’t even need a table saw. In truth, if you have a router and a jointer then you can make do with just a bandsaw; but now that I have a table saw the BS sits quiet a lot. I drove up to Muncy to get the thing, it was nice to touch and feel all of their extensive line of bandsaws. In the end I just got the biggest one that would fit in my sma...

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My experience buying and using the RIKON 10-345 bandsaw.

My experience buying and using the RIKON 10-345 bandsaw.

12-27-2011 12:04 AM by Schwieb | 13 comments »

I have wanted for many years a larger capacity bandsaw to use primarily for resawing and cutting out turning blanks. I am a bargain hunter and looked for a couple of years on and off to find used one. I chased down a few leads but always found them to be under powered, 3 phase, or being in terrible shape and requiring more than I wanted to gamble on restoring them, so I saved up for a new one. I considered a Powermatic, Delta, Grizzley, Jet, Laguna, and RIKON. I live far enough out from a...

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G0514X2B 19" 3 HP Extreme-Series Bandsaw with Motor Brake

G0514X2B 19" 3 HP Extreme-Series Bandsaw with Motor Brake

11-20-2011 04:51 PM by Toddmc | 25 comments »

Here is my review of the grizzly G0514X2B 19” 3 HP Extreme-Series Bandsaw with Motor Brake. I ordered the saw about 3 monthes ago. Shipping – The saw arrived at my house about 4 or 5 buisiness days after ordering and was packed in a flimsy wooded crate but I did not see any problems tahat stemmed from this. The material of the crate was 1/2” X 3” pine. I did not see any damage after removing the crate si I guess it was fine. I did pay for the lift gate and the frie...

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Grizzly G0555

Grizzly G0555

11-12-2011 04:19 AM 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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Viking Re-Saw Blade 105" x 1/2" 3 TPI (Timberwolf)

Viking Re-Saw Blade 105" x 1/2" 3 TPI (Timberwolf)

10-17-2011 06:05 AM by David Grimes | 5 comments »

We all know that most of the time the blades that come with anything new are usually pretty sad. The blade that came with my Ridgid was not so bad at all. But as soon as I installed the Grizzly 6” riser block and the 105” blade they sent with it was when I found out what a bad saw blade was like… truly unusable. I began to search for a better blade. My intention was to obtain a 1/2” blade that can handle everyday chores, but could step up and do some nice re-sawin...

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My New Grizzly Bandsaw

My New Grizzly Bandsaw

10-13-2011 02:17 PM by Alongiron | 22 comments »

I am in love! I have never reviewed a product and am not rerally sure how to do this but I do have to say that this product has changed and inhanced my woodworking so much. I have 2 blades that I work with; a 1/4 and 3/4 Highland Woodworking Wood Slicer blades that are amazing. I ordered the riser for this saw as well so I do use 105” blades. The setup is so easy. From the table to the fence to the miter gauge, it is so easy to square things up and get perfect cuts. The dust collection ...

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	Laguna Tools LT 16 3000 Series Bandsaw

Laguna Tools LT 16 3000 Series Bandsaw

10-06-2011 05:39 PM 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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Craftsman 12" bandsaw

Craftsman 12" bandsaw

09-25-2011 07:52 PM 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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