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Forum topic by majuvla posted 799 days ago 1709 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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majuvla

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799 days ago

Hello LJs,

I have one simple doubt about buying bandsaw.
There are two bandsaws on market here in Croatia with good prices and good caracteristics for amateurs.

ELEKTROMASCHINEN BSEm 750
0,75kW, max. cutting height 170mm, max cutting width 300mm – 500 $

and

ELEKTROMASCHINEN BSEm 1000
1,0 kW, max. cutting height 230mm, max cutting width 340mm – 610 $

Which one to buy? Is it worth it to pay extra 110 $? I soppose first option is enough for most bandsaw projects. I repeat I’m amateur, not profesional and don’t do woodworking for living -I just live for woodworking :-)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 799 days ago

60mm extra cutting height and 40 mm extra cutting width is worth the $110.00 price difference in my book.

You won’t appreciate it until you need it and then you’ll be glad you purchased the upgrade. Good luck on your decision.

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John Ormsby

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#2 posted 799 days ago

What will you be doing with the bandsaw? For example, resawing, cutting curves, etc. It is generally recommended to buy the biggest, heaviest, and best quality bandsaw one can afford and have a place for. The reason is that the bandsaw must be able to bring the blade to full tension. A weak frame is useless no matter what size saw. A more powerfull motor is also a good idea to have. The BSE 1000 would be the better choice if the frame is heavier.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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majuvla

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#3 posted 799 days ago

Thanks for advices.They are very usefull. I will keep them on mind when making final decision.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jdmaher

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#4 posted 799 days ago

You increase power and cutting height by 33% for a 22% increase in price, PLUS you get greater depth of cut. So, it IS worth the price difference.

Since these are not very big bandsaws, you’ll probably appreciate the extra cutting height and power right away. More is definitely better for smaller bandsaws.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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majuvla

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#5 posted 795 days ago

Thank you all LJs. I finally bought ELEKTRO Maschinen BSEm 1100. 1,1 kW, 23cm working height, 34cm working depth – real beuty!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 563 days ago

Hi majuvla, while looking for reviews of BSEm 1100 on the web I stumbled on your post here. I’m thinking of buying it so if its not to much trouble to maybe give me some feedback and advice. I’m an amateur and would be using it mainly for resawing.

Split, Croatia

Thanks.

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majuvla

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#7 posted 562 days ago

Bok Damir,
Odgovorio sam ti u privatnoj poruci.
Pozdrav
Ivan

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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smoq

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#8 posted 432 days ago

Hi, I`m looking for reviews of BSEm 1100 also, so Ivan can you tell me your impressions of the saw, or someone who has it. I`m an amateur and I doubt if I buy BSEm 1100 or Metabo BAS swift. I need it for make toys and stuff for my kids and for other future projects.

Metabo BAS 260 swift – 0,35 kW, 32,5 kg, max. cutting height 100mm, max cutting width 245mm – 420$

Elektro maschinen BSEm 1100 – 1,1 kW, 84kg, max. cutting height 230mm, max cutting width 340mm – 600$

It is a big difference between these two saws but I am worried about the quality of Elektro maschinen and I can`t find any reviews of it. Metabo in this class costs 960$ (BAS 317) and it`s beyond of my budget.

Thanks!
Miro, Dugo Selo, Croatia

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dhazelton

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#9 posted 432 days ago

It looks just like a Rikon. Probably a fine machine.

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majuvla

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#10 posted 432 days ago

Bok Miro,

Bsem1100 je OK za amterski rad, ima dosta snage. S tri širine lista (6, 12 i 25 mm) možeš dosta toga napraviti. Naravno ne treba očekivati nemoguće i nadati se raspiljevanju klada u daske i sl. Ako radiš sitnije igračke za djecu, možda ti ne treba tako velika, ali nije loše imati rezervu mogućnosti ako zatreba. Možda nisam baš najsretniji kako gornji kotačići drže pilu ali što je tu je. Smatraj to definitivno amaterskim strojem i u tu svrhu se koristi. Dućan Elektromaschinen ti je u Samoboru pa se možeš telefonski informirati.
Pozdrav,
Ivan

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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smoq

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#11 posted 432 days ago

Hvala na odgovoru!
Malo me je pokolebao ovaj post http://www.stolarskaradionica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=43544#p43544
Znači uglavnom si zadovoljan
Da li se te tri pile dobiju sa strojem?
LP

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majuvla

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#12 posted 432 days ago

Ne, samo 12mm, ostale dvije posebno kupio, imaš ih u Bauhausu ili u njihovom dućanu u Samoboru.
Što se posta tiče, u pravu je, kao što sam rekao, nisam baš presretan s tim gornjim fiksatorom pile. Za krivocrtne rezove preporučam isključivo list 6mm, ostala dva eventualno za ravne ili blego zakrivljene. Nekakvo precizno ravno raspiljevanje ploha se ne može baš postići.
Pozdrav
Ivan

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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