|Forum topic by SawdustTX||posted 02-19-2016 12:10 AM||1272 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-19-2016 12:10 AM
Anyone have personal experience with the StumpyNubs or other DIY 3-wheel bandsaws for which plans are available?
I’m specifically interested in:
I’ll be using it for tighter radious cuts in 2” or thinner wood with 1/8 or 3/16 blades. I have a Delta 14” bandsaw I keep a bigger blade on for heavy cutting, looking at a three wheel for the intricate stuff that is bigger than ideal for the scroll saw.
I know the challenges with three-wheelers, but tuned right and used with small blades, they can be very good. I had the pleasure of using a friend’s “extra” three-wheel bandsaw. He designed and built two of ‘em! All metal – I went over one day and “helped” as he literally did sand castings to make his own aluminum wheels – very cool. Anyway, I had it for a number of years and it was fantastic. 18” throat depth in a compact package, ran smooth and true. Loved it but eventually the owners son got a shop and I had to give it back.
The Stumpy Nubs machine looks and sounds good -anyone built it? ok, obviously I know stumpynubs himself has built one and is on this forum. :) I got some good info. direct from him. Looking for any other LJs who have built/used it.
Or am I better off hunting up a used Delta 28-560? I like the idea of building my own, and I really like the 24” throat of the Stumpy model.
Any feedback from those who’ve used or built one is much appreciated!