Thread: Which saw to get?
Bandsaw is driving me bonkers. If I set the hydraulics to crawl it eventually cuts, if I do anything else the blade comes off. I have adjusted until I am blue in the mouth. It has to go.
I want to cut up to 6" aluminium and steel bar and tube and cut it squarely, preferably with a blade that can't come off.
What do I search for? Very hard to find what you want if you don't know what it's called. Does it even exist?
Is this the sort of saw your looking for?
SIP 01537 Pro 8 x 8 1/2inch Swivel Metal Cutting Bandsaw 1.5hp (1ph) | SIP Power Tools
BruceThe more I know, I know, I know the less. (John Owen)
Cold cut chop saw would do, but it'll cost you for something capable of 6", and blades even more expensive!
Investing in a decent bandsaw, or figuring out why the blades keep coming of would be a far cheaper investment.
I can adust the downward force using the big big spring at the back, the blade tension, the ball bearing blade guides (in out, up down and twist), the speed using a stepped pulley, the cant on the idler wheel and the feed rate on the damper piston. Two hours faffing around with it yesterday trying to cut 3 x 3/4 aluminium bar, even tried a new blade at £25 a pop. It goes so far then the blade jambs and pops off the driven wheel. It's driving me spotty.