Older "electronic" craftsman bandsaw - worthwhile?

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Forum topic by AaronK posted 10-08-2009 03:48 PM 3969 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2009 03:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

This is available locally:

craftsman 113.247440 bandsaw

i guess it has an electronic readout of tension, speed, and maybe angle. they are saying $75 for it, including the stand. not sure if i can go any lower.

is it worthwhile? i dont have a bandsaw, and have been using a scroll saw to do curves – a nice big one, but still a scroll saw.

anything i should keep in mind?

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#1 posted 10-08-2009 05:59 PM

My Dad had one of these. He said he hated the guides as they were totally different than any other band saw and a real pain to adjust. Not the block type we are used too, some type of metal guide. He also said that for a small hobby saw it had a fair amount of drift in the blade.

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#2 posted 10-08-2009 06:21 PM

bah, i’ll pass then. im sick of craftsman using non standard parts. looks like they were even doing this as far back as this model.

thanks for the input!

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 01:44 AM

I’ve heard some good things about this saw, but I’ve never played with one personally. To me It’d be worth a shot.

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