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11-03-2011 12:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw is this any good

Hi Guys and Girls,

I have been looking for a bandsaw for a while, and came across this one in my local gumtree. I have read mixed reviews online regarding it, and wondered if any one had one or knew anything about it? From what I read a bandsaw is only as good as the setup, and the more time you spend accurately setting it, the better it is at accurately cutting. The capacities look great on it which is the main attraction. Any comments would be appreciated, thanks in advance

Regards,

Garry

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 12:16 AM

Looks like a yellow metric version of the 12” Rikon; which is also sold in black paint as a Sears Craftsman.

If it is just another rebranded version of that saw, I have the smaller, 10” (250mm) version and I like mine a lot. The only issue I have heard is difficulty in setting the guides. I have had no problem with mine.

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#2 posted 11-03-2011 01:18 AM

That’s a tool sold to the European market. It may be built in France
or Italy. Smaller steel-framed bandsaws sold in N. America would tend
to be of Pacific Rim origin.

Both French and Italian made machines tend to be well-made in
my experience compared to the small shop Asian stuff.

Update – I did a little search-fu and found it’s an Italian saw.

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 10:41 AM

Thanks guys for your input.

Loren, you obviously have a lot more knowledge of how to get info than me! I thought I was reasonably good at researching! Thanks so much, I am happy to get an italian saw because I reckon spares will be easier to come by. I am also looking at a Kitty at the moment which I believe is a french brand

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 05:02 PM

Yeah, Kity is pretty good stuff, or used to be anyway.

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 05:35 PM

Just an update. I bought the dewalt saw. It is still in the box though!! As soon as I get a chance to set it up i’ll post my thoughts. Had it running in the box and sounds sweet though!! Thanks again for the input guys,

Cheers

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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