Metal Bandsaw for woodworking?

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Forum topic by bfishe01 posted 10-20-2014 01:26 PM 837 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2014 01:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: metal bandsaw grob ns24

I have the opportunity to purchase an old Grob NS24 for $500, the saw is designed for metal work but the speed reduction mechanism is step pulleys so if need be those can be changed, are there any other issues or problems to consider?/ Is it a good idea?


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#1 posted 10-20-2014 08:36 PM

Wood band saws run too fast and it would burn up your metal cutting band saw blade. I’m not sure but setting the pulley down would make a difference- this should solve the problem. Your main concern should only be the speed.

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 08:45 PM

The only difference between a meal cutting bandsaw and a wood cutting bandsaw is the speed (higher for wood, lower for metal) and the choice of blade. Other than that thee is no difference. Buy the Grob bandsaw and raise the speed for woodcutting!!. Should be a great saw! Speed charts for wood and metal cutting are easily found using Google.


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