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    Any recommendations for band saws?

  • #2
    Portable or Standup?

    I have a Milwaukee portable (standard throat) model that works good for me and I can take it with me on the trail. I even have the plans to chuck it up in a vise and put a small plate/table on it to use it as a free standing model.
    BullDog Dave
    05 Dodge CTD 4x4
    MillerMatic 210
    Spectrum 625
    Thunderbolt XL


    • #3
      If you want to check out the thread about chopsaw reviews, there is a fair amount of info on some bandsaws as well. SSS
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      • #4
        To cut what? And how much can you spend?
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        • #5
          Check out this link. Allot of good information and what others have tried.

          I have a 7 x 12 inch bandsaw I got from Princess Auto which is the Canadian version of harbor freight. The link to the one I have at harbor freight is below. Great saw.

          Little Fabrication
          Miller DVI2
          Miller Dialarc 250 AC/DC
          Thermodynamics cutmaster 38
          HF 130 tig

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          • #6
            If you are just looking for a portable band saw those new Dewalt saws are great. The bearings look stronger and it even has a light to shine on your work so you can actually see the cut line in low light areas
            Big blue 251D (x2) Maxstar 200 (x2)