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  • joebass
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    For under 5 grand the Ellis is hands down the best saw. A 1600 can be had for a little over 2000.

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  • Iron Head
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    Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
    The Hyd-Mech saw is a better saw than the Ellis saw however I think the Hyd-Mech saws start around $ 15,000.00 or more.

    The fact that the Ellis saw doesnt have coolant means that it wont cut as fast as the wet saws.

    On the flip side after I cut a pc. with the dry saw ( Ellis ) I dont have the coolant to weld through.
    When (if) I do my take off correctly I have the steel yards cut the majority of the big stuff.
    Just looking at something in the 1600 to 1800 range. I thought I seen a saw offered by Ram Welding Supply, that was a hair smaller than the 1600 and was around $4,500.00 It came with coolant. I returned to Ram’s site, but see they no longer offer it! Maybe I imagined it, who knows!






    Originally posted by Richard View Post
    I got to admit a bit high on the $$
    Not really, actually one of the better priced saws I have seen!

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  • Richard
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    I sent e mail to Ellis , asking about 1600 bandsaw and they called me back next day to answer any questions, they were very nice and said that they would send me some info in the mail. I got to admit a bit high on the $$ but I will look at the brochures and see

    but they do have fast response to their e mails. ...... Thanks Ellis




    .......... Richard

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  • Portable Welder
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    The Hyd-Mech saw is a better saw than the Ellis saw however I think the Hyd-Mech saws start around $ 15,000.00 or more.

    The fact that the Ellis saw doesnt have coolant means that it wont cut as fast as the wet saws.

    On the flip side after I cut a pc. with the dry saw ( Ellis ) I dont have the coolant to weld through.

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  • bvweld
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    I have had the 1600 for close to 4 years and it's been a good saw. Before I bought the saw, like you I didn't care much for the idea of running the saw dry. I get pretty good life out of their blades though. I tried Starret blades for awhile, don't bother. I don't run any air, but it wouldn't hurt. I would make your own air nozzle. Just get the snap lock flex hose (plastic with ball joint swivels) and an air valve. Or you could use a solenoide valve and wire it to come on with the saw You will like the saw

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  • joebass
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    Dont need coolant. I use mine dry every day. If you are cutting large solids or beams all day everyday you might want to go with a bigger coolant saw(Hyd-mech, Doall, Etc)

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  • BUDDY
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    I have an Ellis 1600. Definitly a very good investment. It seems like a lot more mony than the cheaper saws, but it is definitly worth spending the extra money to get the Ellis.

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  • chub380
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    Thanks guys that info makes me feel a little better. If anyone is curious the other thread is on the off road fabnet forum. It is on the[ in the shop page] under dual miter bandsaws.Thanks again Chub

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  • storts
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    Ellis

    I had a Johnson model j,think every one owned one at one time or another,,Sold it and bought a used 1800 ellis,Hands down,there is NO BETTER saw on the market!!

    Same as the Johnson,when the blade has paid for its self 3 times over,its going to wander!! Thats how we learn,change the blade at first bad cut,Problem solved,Good Luck with your new ellis,Great people to deal with!!

    There 12000 drill mill,is next on the List!,Jack

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  • Portable Welder
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    I have the 1800, I bought it back in approx.1995 or 1996, Its been a great saw.
    I just put a new gear box on it last year.

    I to have had a wondering blade that diddnt cut straight ( Because I waited to change the blade trying to squeak every cut out of it ) when I new it needed to be changed, other than that it cuts very accurately.

    I have tried different blades over the years but keep coming back to the factory GP blades.

    I use my saw at least 3 days a week for the last 13 years.

    If something were to happen to my saw I wouldnt even waste my time looking at another, the only thing I might do is go to the next size larger.

    Aside from the great quality is the user friendliness.
    The best thing I like is the fact that when doing mitre cuts the ease at which you twist a lever and swing the saw head for the mitre cut verses having to **** the whole saw to the angle.

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  • tackit
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    I've had my 1600 for over 3-4 years and never have I had a problem with accuracy or quality control but I use only Ellis blades and adjust the movable blade guide when necessary. People complain about poor results even when they don't read the directions or take time to familiarize themselves with the product. Good luck with your new Ellis.

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  • Fat-Fab.com
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    Got to add my $.02.

    Best saw for the money.

    TJ


    Hey Chub,
    I have a 1600 and it is a great saw. KB Fab has one and his words prompted me.
    I am very pleased with the accurate cuts that this saw can make.
    A saw is only as good as it's blade, so I would consider this when someone has a complaint of a wandering blade or poor cut.


    Ditto.

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  • joebass
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    Love it. I use it every day. Best saw around for the money.

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  • waiwelser
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    I bought a model 1800 in 1987, a model 2000 in 1993, a model 3000 in 1998, and another 3000 last year. I've picked up every new saw I've bought at the Ellis factory in Verona, Wisconsin. I use only bi-metal GP blades from Ellis. IMO there's not a better saw for the money.

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  • J hall
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    Hey Chub,
    I have a 1600 and it is a great saw. KB Fab has one and his words prompted me.
    I am very pleased with the accurate cuts that this saw can make.
    A saw is only as good as it's blade, so I would consider this when someone has a complaint of a wandering blade or poor cut.

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