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49 Re: Bandsaws




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49 Re: Bandsaws

From: halt@devnull.tandem.com (Howard Alt)
Date: 14 Oct 91 16:31:35 GMT

I just recently (~4 months) purchased a Delta 14" bandsaw with a 1hp
Baldor motor
from Woodworkers Supply. It is great. It is a fine tool. It is square
where it's
supposed to be square, flat where it's supposed to be flat, and very smooth
running. I purchased Duginski's (sp?) bandsaw book, and tuned it up as
suggested,
and bought cool blocks. It took about 2 hours to assemble, tune, and
screw around
before it was ready for use. A word of caution... the bandsaw requires
quite a bit of skill to get good results. I have spent a fair amount of
time just sawing up pieces of wood for practice.

I should say that I am not the type that likes tools for the sake of tools. I
like to build things, and I like my tools to do what they are supposed to
without a lot of hassle. There is one fellow on the newsgroup that said that
his Grizzly saw was fine after drilling some new holes and doing few other
things. To me, that's not fine. I suppose that's what I pay extra for,
when I buy delta tools. For me, it's worth it. But, to each his own, right?
There are lots of people that like to work on the tools as much as they
like to work on wood. And after all, we're in this for fun.

My saw (with the 1hp) was about $675 (or so). It was the best price I'd
found.




 

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