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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.

          Harbor Freight buys their top quality tools from the same factories that supply our competitors. We cut out the middleman and pass the savings to you!
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          Thermodynamics cutmaster 38
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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)