This bandsaw is the latest addition to my shop. It is a Craftsman 10″ model. This saw is made in China and sold under many different brand names with prices ranging from $169 to $289. I looked at the high-priced saw and could find no difference between it and the lower priced versions. It appears to be a good quality tool. The frame and doors are steel and the table is cast iron. The blade guide system is of the ball bearing type using 3 bearings in the upper guide and 3 bearings in the lower guide. I’m waiting for delivery of the 3/16″ 4 TPI blade I need so I haven’t used the saw yet.
Lately I have been changing my 14″ bandsaw back and forth between re-sawing and profiling so I decided to buy a small bandsaw to be setup strictly for contouring and profiling. The time saved here will pay for this saw in short order.
After the saw is used for a while I will post a full review. For now I think this tool is well worth the money, though I don’t see the value in the high-priced version.
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