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colin-stevens

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band saw
« on: July 17, 2007, 09:09:57 PM »

thinking of bying a band saw. dont want a massive thing. at the largest i wil use it on 50mm insulation. but mostly for cutting out frames. also dont want to pay a fortune. any one got ant ideas. did a search and am baffled by the variety. so any recomendations wold be cool.
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Re: band saw
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 09:11:40 PM »

Hi Colin, what budget you looking at?

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Re: band saw
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 09:23:44 PM »

Get an Axminster catalogue, big down to tiny, and economic too.
I recently got a bandsaw, a bench pillar drill, and a small wood turning lathe, didn't break the bank.

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Re: band saw
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 09:24:52 PM »

hi there,
I bought a scroll saw
it has so far cut
1/4 ply + 3" foam
with no problems I bought it from
B+Q for about 100 (I am sure it was less)
it is OK in size can be easily put a way when not in use
might be an other option than a band saw

Colin
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Re: band saw
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 10:28:38 PM »

The Rexon 3 wheeler is a good one, and replacement blades are easy to find.
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Re: band saw
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 01:39:36 PM »

just hada gander at the Axminster site. not a bad price(120)for the usage, may resort to jig saw and lots of filing.
going to see if i can track down a second hand one. not flea bay.
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Re: band saw
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 01:56:21 PM »

Dont forget trusty old B&Q
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&fh_search=band+saw&selected=products&x=24&y=6
89.98  not a bad one i think it's the latest model .
or you could go for the screwfix one the same as mine and its delivered to your door in 2 days.
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=56797&ts=63263
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Re: band saw
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 04:32:56 PM »

thanks Daz. did a search of B&Q myself, nowt. then like magic, there you are with the link. what a gent
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Re: band saw
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 08:31:55 PM »

Have a look in Aldi - you might get a present surprise (and some beer with your change).
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Re: band saw
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2007, 09:20:57 PM »

I also go with B&Qs' own brand band saw , I have one myself and its ideal for hobby use . The only gripe I hav/had with it was the cutting guide . When locked into place it sits a good 1.5mm above the table so thin sheets slide under it  >:(
I fixed a thin sheet of fibreglass sheet to it so it now runs down to the table with no gaps underneath . You just need to remember to measure the cutting distance instead of using the built in measure .
Good piece of kit though  ;)

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Re: band saw
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2007, 09:48:08 PM »

I quite like Machine Mart, reasonable prices, good delivery and stores in major towns.  looking for a little bandsaw?

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/cbs190-71-2-bandsaw
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Re: band saw
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2007, 02:46:39 AM »

this is the one i'm waiting for the homedepot to get back in stock

a band saw will not give you the flexibilty you need for detail cutting
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Re: band saw
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2007, 05:01:54 AM »

Hey bigford,
Did you try Sears. I have noticed in California they are cheaper than homedepot.

Best Regards,
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Re: band saw
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2007, 03:03:18 PM »

cheers guys, spoilt for chioce. fall to the one i can get the easiest
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Re: band saw
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2007, 03:27:09 PM »

thinking of bying a band saw. dont want a massive thing. at the largest i wil use it on 50mm insulation. but mostly for cutting out frames. ta
colin

If you are going to use it to cut out frames then get a fret saw, because you cannot cut the centers out of frames on a band saw, also try for one that has a quick blade release because some that you have to turn a nob to tension can be a bit slow if you have a lot of internal cuts.  If you do go for a bandsaw go for one that has ballrace guides and not just blocks as you will find it more accurate in the long run although some can be upgraded.

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