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Forum topic by MissouriOutdoors88 posted 10-09-2014 11:48 PM 1150 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MissouriOutdoors88

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10-09-2014 11:48 PM

Anyone know anything about this brand of band saw? Can’t find much info online.

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.


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#1 posted 10-10-2014 12:02 AM

No. But I have some chisels and forstner bit made by them. I think it’s the equivalent of harbor freight. Maybe a lil but better.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 12:03 AM

Are those tools good that you have?

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#3 posted 10-10-2014 12:05 AM

This all I could find:

The Professional Woodworker brand produced under trademark since 2009 by Homier Distributing Corp:

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 10-10-2014 01:13 AM

Generic import:

The same model number (BPVBS14) as Harbor Freight, Buffalo and others.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 10-10-2014 01:56 AM

So is it junk lol?

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#6 posted 10-10-2014 02:01 AM

Depends. My stuff is ok but that’s about it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 10-10-2014 02:03 AM

I really hope not.

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#8 posted 10-10-2014 02:15 AM

It’s the same model as my old buffalo. Works for me. What are you hoping to do with it?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 10-10-2014 02:22 AM

Tell me if I’m crazy but I’m wanting to do
Some resawing/ripping with it. Be able to take some 4-6 inch cedars and essentially make some planks or square 4X4 type stuff with it. Is that doable?

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#10 posted 10-10-2014 02:32 AM

You should be able to do that, slowly. I’ve resawn a 3 or 4” cherry log. I use a 1/4 blade. My 3/8 blade doesn’t cut as well as the 1/4.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#11 posted 10-10-2014 02:36 AM

I’ll need a good fence/jig setup too won’t I? May need some advice on that. Maybe I can just build one.

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#12 posted 10-10-2014 02:37 AM

Also, even though it’s a 14 inch bandsaw, I can only cut 6 inches thick right? Why is it called a 14 inch saw?

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#13 posted 10-10-2014 03:00 AM

I would scribe a line and follow it rather than trying to use a fence for a guide like a tablesaw as you will invariably have blade drift to deal with. Google “single point resaw fence” to see how I prefer to resaw.

14” bandsaws have wheels that are 14” in diameter.

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#14 posted 10-10-2014 03:06 AM

So bigger wheel translates to what then? More cutting power. Sorry for so many questions. I’ll run out soon enough haha.

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#15 posted 10-10-2014 03:12 AM

Bigger wheels usually have more resaw capacity, cut faster, and fatigue the metal in the blades less as the band is turning a larger radius. Also most come with more HP. They also usually come with a larger table.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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