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Joan Maher

 

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Recommend a bandsaw? 

Hi Guys,

I am looking for a reasonable priced bandsaw for my small workshop any suggestions? I have tried to live without one but finding it hard.

many thanks in advance.

Joan.

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Stephen Eden

 

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RE: Recommend a bandsaw? (in reply to Joan Maher

You'll notice quite a few people have these saws.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-hobby-series-hbs250n-bandsaw-508204

a 3/8 6tpi blade will handle all or most of the curves and is pretty accurate for cutting in a straight line.

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Echi

 

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RE: Recommend a bandsaw? (in reply to Joan Maher

Are you based in Europe or elsewhere?
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RE: Recommend a bandsaw? (in reply to Joan Maher

Budget will dictate - Look on the secondhand market too. You can get some bargains at the right time. Depending upon what you aim to do with it will also affect your choice. I went for something that could cut a 200mm depth as I felt I might like to prep some of my own backs. Really I could do with something a tad bigger. Get the biggest machine you can for the budget and your workspace. Smaller will get pushed and the blade will tend to wander if you are going to take on larger stock. If you can, get some extraction too. About a £100 will get you a portable extraction unit and will help keep the workspace clean from the worst of the mess. I got a Dewalt model in the end and I have worked it hard. The capacitor went in the summer so I gave the motor a service at the same time. Had it about 6 years now. Also, check the blade replacement costs - that could influence your choice. If you keep the blade and bearings properly adjusted, this will save you money on breakages. Good luck
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Joan Maher

 

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RE: Recommend a bandsaw? (in reply to Joan Maher

Many thanks for the replies I will go for Stephen's advice -looks like a good fit.

Thanks all and Feliz Navidad!

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