PORTABLE VARIABLE SPEED BANDSAW - 47840
Ratings: (5 is best)
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Review by corvetteii on April 8th, 2012
Great deal on this saw. I did buy the Morse brand blades sold at HF and put those on first thing. The saw has worked perfectly for a couple years now. Just keep the bearings lubed and you"ll be fine!
Review by TucsonK5 on January 3rd, 2012
Updated Review (I can't figure out how to edit my old post)
Variable speed trigger failed, so I hotwired it so it is always on. The brushes seem fine, but it doesn't seem to have the speed it used to. Considering HF wants $99 or $79 on sale (I paid less than $50 for it), I don't recommend this tool for moderate use anymore, since a good name brand one could be bought for not much more and will function better.
Review by JoBo on April 1st, 2011
I have since gotten a very well used Rockwell on Craig's list and given this one to my son. I bought this light weight saw about 6 years ago and find it good for occasional use only. The wheels the blade turns on are plastic with the drive gear molded onto the inside and they wear out quickly. The top and bottom wheels are identical so you can switch them when the gear strips. Blade tracking is mediocure at best. A well used Rockwell for a reasonable price is a better buy if you can find one.
Review by TucsonK5 on November 23rd, 2009
I have owned this bandsaw for about 6 years now and it still works flawlessly. I use it for hobby work building off-road truck parts (bumpers, suspension mods, racks, etc.). Admittedly, when I first got it I needed to shim a couple of the bearings to align them with the blade, but it was pretty easy (that's why I give it a 4 instead of a 5). I have probably gone through a 20 or so Milwaukee blades by now to give you an idea of how much I have used it.
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