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88 PS190
10-08-2008, 06:53 PM
Anyone have a bench top band saw they really like?

Want it to be capable of cutting 1/4 plate steel at the tough end.

coz
10-08-2008, 07:08 PM
Anyone have a bench top band saw they really like?

Want it to be capable of cutting 1/4 plate steel at the tough end.

Delta
http://images.lowes.com/general/b/benchtopbandsaw.jpg

2RLAKE
10-08-2008, 07:18 PM
not a fan of the bench top ... not enough power ... doubt it could cut steel that thick

M-Funf
10-08-2008, 07:35 PM
not a fan of the bench top ... not enough power ... doubt it could cut steel that thick

I agree. I really like my Powermatic, but it's a wood bandsaw. I don't think they make metalworking tools...

Check out Grizzly. They have some nice saws. We have a JET 14" bandsaw at work and it cuts through just about anything. The quality is O.K., but it's not the best. We have this model ($3,500)

41067

coz
10-08-2008, 07:35 PM
not a fan of the bench top ... not enough power ... doubt it could cut steel that thick

Neither am I on the BT but this is a good little saw. This is what you should get if you want a great floor bandsaw, I have one and have for years along with alot of other Powermatic tools.

http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/WMHToolGroup/1791216K_main?hei=800&wid=800

M-Funf
10-08-2008, 07:38 PM
Neither am I on the BT but this is a good little saw. This is what you should get if you want a great floor bandsaw, I have one and have for years along with alot of other Powermatic tools.

I have that same saw, coz. Mine is on a rolling base, and has a 6" riser block for doing Resaw work. But it's a wood cutting bandsaw, not metal cutting.

coz
10-08-2008, 07:43 PM
I agree. I really like my Powermatic, but it's a wood bandsaw. I don't think they make metalworking tools...

Check out Grizzly. They have some nice saws. We have a JET 14" bandsaw at work and it cuts through just about anything. The quality is O.K., but it's not the best. We have this model ($3,500)

41067

Jet & Grizzly are Japanese machines, they make good motorcycles & cars but there machinery sucks. They do work though.

sk8salomon
10-09-2008, 06:39 AM
check out DoAll, some of the old machines are workhorses and you can probably find one on ebay or craigslist for $500-$600.

oh, but that's not a benchtop, 2RLake is right that benchtops will have a tough time with .250"

Workin' 4 Toys
10-13-2008, 11:28 PM
My last one was a cabinet 14" Delta, Roller guides, 24" fence, roller base. It was the best for the $$.


My buddy has a bench top model now, it might cut through 1/4" cardboard without a fight, but plate...I doubt. Jus' sayin'

88 PS190
10-14-2008, 12:33 AM
Good suggestions, maybe I'll need to start reorganizing the garage and look for more floor space for a bigger tool.