This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: roche@rochester.ARPA (James Roche)
Date: 26 Feb 87 13:20:06 GMT
Anyone considering purchasing a bandsaw in the near future should probably
pick up a copy of the March/April 1987 (No. 63) issue of Fine Woodworking.
This months issue has an article "Home-Shop Bandsaws/Selecting and tuning
a mid-size machine".
The article discusses what to look for in a bandsaw, how to evaluate
trouble spots, etc. There is also a special inset on bimetal blades,
another inset on the three wheel machines, and a third inset on
"Delta, the imports, and Sears".
An interesting note on the discussion of the imports follows:
"The AMT bandsaw is a Taiwanese low-cost version of the Rockwell. It's
made by the Yung Li Shing Electric Works Co. Ltd (whose trademark is an
elephant cast into the plastic knobs) and sells for about $300. Elephant
also makes bandsaws for such familiar names as Jet, Sunhill, Bridgewood,
Bratton, Grizzly, Andreou, A.J. Tool, etc."
It looks as though all the clones may well be the same machine, at least
as far as bandsaws are concerned.
If your looking for a bandsaw pick up the current Fine Woodworking. You
won't regret it.