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Deck Hand
Deck Hand

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Join date : 2018-12-12
Location : Whitby Yorks

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PostSubject: Bandsaw   Bandsaw EmptySat Dec 15, 2018 6:29 pm

looking for recommendations for a descent hobby bandsaw.
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Captain (moderator)
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Join date : 2011-06-11
Age : 68
Location : Fleetwood Lancashire

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PostSubject: Re: Bandsaw   Bandsaw EmptyMon Dec 17, 2018 10:14 pm

first rule of the day, and never consider any other...… want a 2 wheel saw.....NOT A 3 WHEEL one...…… the 2 wheel is easy to adjust the running true of the blade...……….use a 3 wheel and any adjustment that is off on one wheel and you may as well cut by hand, as the saw will throw blades for fun and you'll spend more time reseating the blade than you will cutting....

I was a woodwork teacher for 22 years...…...both school and industry will not touch 3 wheel saws.

second rule, spend as much as you can afford...….it is one saw you will never do without once you have one in your workshop.

I bought my Electra Bekum 25 years ago and touch wood it has never ever let me down...….and I have even cut tree logs on it.
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Able Seaman
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Join date : 2018-10-18
Age : 62
Location : Mammendorf near Munich, Germany

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PostSubject: Re: Bandsaw   Bandsaw EmptyTue Dec 18, 2018 9:24 pm

I do own a 3 wheel bandsaw and it works very well. It is one that was built in former communist Germany:

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As you can see in the foto, it is simple, it is solid and it does its job very well.

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As you can see, its cover is made of the same kind of plastic used for car bodywork. To the right of the last foto, you can see its table.

I spent 80 Deutschmark, about less than 40 Euros. The former owner, from whom I purchased my lathe could not use it. It was very dirty so that the bandsaw blade jumped off again and again. Just cleaning it properly the problem was solved!
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