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New Shop Addition: the Band Saw

by BrettLuna
posted 01-26-2017 03:54 PM


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#1 posted 01-26-2017 04:22 PM

GRATZ …...is a beautiful saw ….... nice addition to your shop …. :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 04:29 PM

Congrats that’s one sweet looking new toy.

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 04:29 PM

Nice!

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#4 posted 01-26-2017 10:21 PM

Nice – congrats! I just bought one of these myself! Sooo much better than the Rikon I had.

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#5 posted 01-27-2017 02:17 AM

Glad to see you got the saw…can you please let us know what you think of the ceramic blade guide set up??? Very interested in how it works out from someone that owns the saw.

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 07:26 PM

Thanks, everyone. Not that it hasn’t been a great little saw, within its limitations, I’m excited about the upgrade over my Craftsman/Rikon benchtop model.


Glad to see you got the saw…can you please let us know what you think of the ceramic blade guide set up??? Very interested in how it works out from someone that owns the saw.

I haven’t gotten that far yet but as I setup, tune, and try the saw out, I’ll certainly share.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#7 posted 01-28-2017 10:59 PM

Just got done with final setup and tuning and made some test cuts. Adjusting the ceramic guides was a snap. I used the “dollar trick” and was done in minutes. Of course, I had to square the table to the blade and the fence to the table but I didn’t have to adjust the fence for drift at all. I was even able to duplicate a task Laguna posted on on Facebook yesterday: taking a 1/32” slice off a piece of walnut. I had to try it. I just happened to have a scrap of walnut about 2” wide and took a slice off the face. Bingo. 1/32nd of an inch. I do need a better blade, so I think a Resaw King is in my future.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#8 posted 01-28-2017 11:26 PM

That is a stellar saw! Congrats!!

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#9 posted 01-28-2017 11:30 PM

I was gonna get the same saw. Ended up getting a Benelli Montefeltro Silver instead.

http://www.benelliusa.com/montefeltro-silver-shotgun

Funny how things go sometimes…

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#10 posted 01-28-2017 11:33 PM

That is great ! I purchased my first bandsaw earlier this month, wish I had done it a long time ago.

-- Brad

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#11 posted 01-29-2017 12:03 AM

I bought a new Grizzly 555 anniversary edition, the black one about a year ago, and haven’t used it. I set it up an made a couple of cuts and that’s it. I was thinking of selling it but I just started a project where I need to resaw some black walnut for inlays. I’ll finally see if it’s any good or not. I need to saw some 1×6 boards to about 3/16”. Don’t know how that will turn out, but if it does it will save a lot of walnut.
Gerald

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#12 posted 01-29-2017 12:13 AM

I was gonna get the same saw. Ended up getting a Benelli Montefeltro Silver instead.

That’s a beauty, for sure. I haven’t done any wing shooting in decades but I’ve been thinking about taking up sporting clays and would like an over/under for that.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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