|Forum topic by Matt||posted 06-30-2009 04:28 AM||1448 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-30-2009 04:28 AM
Well, I’ve been dying for a bandsaw and a chainsaw for a long time now. Came across this guy with a bandsaw over CraigsList. Went to check it out and he also had a Stihl chainsaw. Picked them up both for 300 bucks after talkin to him for about a hour.
Its the older Rigid bandsaw. I’ve heard it is better than the new model. It don’t seem to have much power. I ran through some 3/4 popular and it gave me a dickens of a time. The blade seems pretty sharp too. So that has me a little bit worried. The guy picked it up from an older woodworker who was gettin rid of everything and he made one cut on it.
But the chainsaw is just a beast! Starts and runs great. It bores through logs like butter. I plan on designing a milling jig for it. I use to pass so many logs and say man if I had a chainsaw. Now I got one and I never see any!
How do you guys think I made out? Any tips on the bandsaw also?
-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!