New (to me) bandsaw update


The new saw shows up and it's in great shape! Everything works but we
haven't exactly figured out the vise. It slides free then it seems like a
cam lock of some sort clamps the work in the vise. Nobody EVER cleaned it
but under all the swarf the paint isn't even scratched. It cuts straight,
fast and quiet. It also flips up to vertical but there must be some type of
table attachment available; don't care, we'll never go vertical. I still
have the links (thanks) and the manual in PDF...we might even READ it!
Reply to
Buerste
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That would be a first, for you! Don't you mean you'll have someone else read it to you, to protect your record? ;-)
Reply to
Michael A. Terrell
Hey Buerste,
YES!! you will go vertical. I threw away my table (about 10 inches by 10 inches) many years ago. The saw still has a small, useable horizontal platform (maybe 2 inches square?). You would be surprised how many times you will simply want to 'freehand' cut the head off a bolt, shorten a rod, cut a strip of sheet metal, cut open the plastic housing on a plastic battery pack, etc. etc., all done with the saw held vertically. Seems like 95% of all my saw use is doing the above, all done vertically. Why go to all the trouble to place a small part in the vice simply because you want to cut off a piece of it. Hold it in your hand and cut it!! Hand held, you have much better feel and can guide the cut to your liking.
Glad to hear you got a saw!!
Ivan Vegvary
Reply to
Ivan Vegvary
Yep! Did the 10x10 come with the saw? I do have a nice vertical band saw with a welder and reels of blade stock.
Reply to
Buerste
I think maybe I'll leave the portaband set up as a small vert saw ... at least until I fab the stuff to use my "new" one that way . You make several points I hadn't considered . The "new" saw will cut a lot bigger stuff than the portaband or I wouldb't bother .
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Snag

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