Band Saw

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  • #672467
    Mark68
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    I’m greatly in need for a good bandsaw, something that will cut most sized wood down to size. I’ve tried the handsaw but I’m very hit and miss with it.

    Is there a particular model that’s usually recommended? I was considering buying this one:

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/scheppach-basa-3-0v-205mm-electric-bandsaw-240v/15401#product_additional_details_container

    But I’m wondering if there’s something better (for around the same money, at least) that’s available.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #672472
    Colin Scowen
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    Do a lot of research, check reviews, then maybe look also in the local paper for any deals and also second hand refurbs as well.
    Also make sure you are clear on what you will be and would like to be doing with it. (Also worth noting that Aldi Workzone bandsaw may be a rebranded Scheppach. (It is always worth asking to read the manual when you see things like that, and check to see who is covering any warranty repairs.)

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #672584
    Mark68
    Participant

    Hi Colin.

    I’ve done a bit of research and the band saw that looks decent is the one I posted in the link above. I was just wondering if someone was using a band saw that they would recommend. I have a lot of wood in the shed just sitting there that I can’t use because my hand saw technique isn’t the best and it’s hard work doing it by hand.

    I would like a bandsaw not so much for small pieces of wood, but longer thicker pieces. I believe a bandsaw would cut the workload a lot. At least that’s the theory.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #672970
    Mark68
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    This looks like it will do everything I need; for the price it had better!

    http://www.scosarg.com/record-power-bs400-16-bandsaw-230v-free-delivery

    Does anyone know if I can run this from the standard plug socket or will I need additional power?

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #673000
    YrHenSaer
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    This looks like it will do everything I need; for the price it had better!

    http://www.scosarg.com/record-power-bs400-16-bandsaw-230v-free-delivery

    Does anyone know if I can run this from the standard plug socket or will I need additional power?

    1.5kW, single phase in the UK, ? The supplier should be able to answer that question.

    In reality, it probably will though it will depend on the starting current and the resilience of your particular type of circuit breaker.

    According to UK law, if it is supplied without a factory fitted 13-Amp plug-top (no cable or a length of flexible cable only) then it is intended to be hard-wired permanently into a supply by qualified person(s).

    #673001
    Paul Rowell
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    When I was looking for a band saw, I was about to buy a lumberjack brand, but then bid for a Makita band saw on eBay. I think Paul did a blog on the lumberjack a while ago?

    #673006
    Colin Scowen
    Participant

    The online version of the manual rates that saw at just under 8.4A, and later in the manual they state that anything under 13A will come with a standard UK pug, so you should be alright. It is worth giving the dealer or record a call or email though, after all, that’s what tech support are for.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Colin Scowen.
    #673029
    Mark68
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    The online version of the manual rates that saw at just under 8.4A, and later in the manual they state that anything under 13A will come with a standard UK pug, so you should be alright. It is worth giving the dealer or record a call or email though, after all, that’s what tech support are for.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Colin Scowen.

    That’s good news! Thank you Colin.

    Thanks all.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #673595
    Mark68
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    Ok, I’ve decided to go with the BS400 16 Record Power bandsaw. I’ve read one in-depth review and it looks to be a very good bandsaw.

    I’d like to mount it on some sort of wheeled mechanism for ease of movement but the wheels Record Power offer are £70. They also don’t look like much, either, as can be seen in the attached pc.

    https://www.recordpower.co.uk/product/wheel-kit-for-bs400

    Does anyone know if I could mount them on another set of wheels, are they called cantilever wheels or something? They’d need to be able to support almost 140kg (23stone) of weight. I didn’t realise it was that heavy a thing; perhaps I had better pay for their bespoke wheels after all.

    What do you think?

    Thanks all.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #673840
    Mark68
    Participant

    Ok, just been informed the driver will drop off my bandsaw ‘kerbside’. That means I have to move the 140kg (23stone) machine about 75′ to my shed. I have no wheels and doubt the three of us could lift it and move it in a way that won’t upset some mechanism (at least that’s my worry). I need some sort of wheeled trolley but don’t want to go and buy one as I’d never use it again. Any suggestions?

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #673856
    Craig
    Participant

    Mark,
    Rent a refrigerator dolly with binding straps…..easy move.

    SW Pennsylvania

    #673859
    Mark68
    Participant

    Mark,
    Rent a refrigerator dolly with binding straps…..easy move.

    Good idea. There’s a second-hand appliance store nearby so I’ll check them out.

    Thank you.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #673882
    Larry Geib
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    Exciting day.

    If you are still looking for a refrigerator dolly and are in North America, u-haul rents them for $10 a day.

    #673914
    Mark68
    Participant

    I’m from the UK

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #673923
    Mark68
    Participant

    I’m in Wales so my options are limited. I’ve contacted a local tool hire centre to see if they have anything but failing that, it’s going to have to be muscle power.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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