This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: jdf@ptsfd.UUCP (Jack Fine)
Date: 14 Nov 86 06:14:52 GMT
I own a 12" bandsaw from sears. I have had it for about 4 years. Funny,
I have been making some christmas decorations for my yard and have been using
my bandsaw heavily. It really is a poor saw. I have been cusing it for
the past couple of days.
The saw is shakey which of course is bad during a cut, it does not hold
a blade as it should (blades will pop off on a curve cut), and the throat
is not deep enough for any but the smallest uses. Getting a half-way
decent square cut on resaw (even with their widest blade - 1/2 inch) is
just short of impossible. I have tried modifing the fence but even this
doesn't help much.
summary: It is just too cheaply made even for light home use.