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Forum topic by Diggerjacks posted 12-14-2016 07:35 PM 670 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-14-2016 07:35 PM

I want to buy ( or perhaps thanks to Santa !!) a new band saw to make some BS boxes

What is the better capacity ?

I have seen the metabo 318 with 170 mm . Is it enough?

Thanks for your advice.

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#1 posted 12-14-2016 08:14 PM

Not being an expert by any means and not metric educated, I think 170mm ==17 cm—if that is right, it gives just over 6-1/2 inches which is pretty good capacity. I have had 3 bandsaws all much less capacity than that. All were very used when I acquired them and I am currently without one.

Buy the best quality one that you can afford, do the research on the blade carriers and get the best ones right away.

I will not buy a middle of the line or under BS again unless it is a very lightly used estate sale or similar situation and then at a very good price too.

Hope this helps a little.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 08:39 PM

mon ami,metabo is the class #1.
maybe you send me your wife mail and I´ll try write to your santa a letter,if is nesseserly I´ll miss a tear,down on my knees,beging,make her laugh…eveyithing…
wish you a good luck

-- bambi

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#3 posted 12-16-2016 02:11 PM

Good luck in your search Jack. There are lots and lots of good bandsaws out there. You’ll just have to pick one.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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