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I know our dollar is 80 cents US , but these price discrepancies are ridiculous.
I’m trying to find a horizontal metal saw , but I hate paying 6 times more than our neighbors to the south.
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Whats the import duty to buy the yankee one and deliver it to the frozen north?
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For horizontal cutting I use a angle grinder. A chop saw would be nice except I don't really need one. Years ago I bought a Harbor Freight Portaband, for about $70. Couldn't find those any more, they seem to have been replaced by this. https://www.harborfreight.com/10-amp...kit-63444.html

I made a stand for my Portaband, which worked out nicely. The saw is still working just fine. You could make a frame for one that would work like you want I would imagine, without a lot of trouble. I didn't because the stand I made and an angle grinder suit all my needs.

Don't ask how I made it, because it was one of those Zen woodworking things, and I couldn't have told you how I made it 5 minutes after I did it. All I really remember about the build was drilling a hole thru the post, so I could reach a screw on the saw. Why buy, when it's so much more fun making your own? Hehehe
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Theo , I have a Makita 12” chop saw . 1/4” thick , 3”-2” angle iron eats the discs up for breakfast.
I will be also cutting 2”-4”rectangular metal tubing and mitring in 45 corners , so a decent horizontal bandsaw would be great.
I want a Grizzly 561 model , but there not available in Canada that I can see . The saw must cut 4” wide tubing at a 45 degree angle . Ive found some bench models , but they won’t cut that capacity .
Busy Bee tools has Jet brand stuff , but I’m not big on that name, or King for that matter

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Huh. I've never had any issues with anything I've cut, including 1/4" angle iron.

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Whats the import duty to buy the yankee one and deliver it to the frozen north?
Normally no import duty anymore, altho I "think" there are some rules in places for certain countrys of origin. Usually it's just sales tax. The main problem with buying from south of the border is the delivery method. Usually the courier company charges a fairly hefty brokerage fee to bring anything across the border. With that price difference, I think Rick would still come out ahead. Of course, that all hinges on the seller being willing to ship to Canada... some aren't for whatever reason.

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Theo , I have a Makita 12” chop saw . 1/4” thick , 3”-2” angle iron eats the discs up for breakfast.
I will be also cutting 2”-4”rectangular metal tubing and mitring in 45 corners , so a decent horizontal bandsaw would be great.
I want a Grizzly 561 model , but there not available in Canada that I can see . The saw must cut 4” wide tubing at a 45 degree angle . Ive found some bench models , but they won’t cut that capacity .
Busy Bee tools has Jet brand stuff , but I’m not big on that name, or King for that matter
Rick what about the Milwaukee band saw?

https://www.cpooutlets.com/milwaukee...UaAqCmEALw_wcB

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Maybe the Canadian listing is in error, Rick. Did you check with the seller or Amazon?

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Rick,
I agree with David. There must be a mistake, the difference is not logical. As for King, I have a table saw and dust collector and router and all three work well and I've had them for over ten years. King also has the INDUSTRIAL series of metalworking tools, maybe check them out. Auctions are also a good place to pick up good tools for little money, and there is no lack of metalworking shops closing down.
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I agree with David. There must be a mistake, the difference is not logical. As for King, I have a table saw and dust collector and router and all three work well and I've had them for over ten years. King also has the INDUSTRIAL series of metalworking tools, maybe check them out. Auctions are also a good place to pick up good tools for little money, and there is no lack of metalworking shops closing down.
I doubt there’s a mistake . Some sellers are just hoping to find a sucker I believe. Search Miller welding helmets I can get the Elite here for 450 bucks , yet the amazon sellers want $1600 for them .
If it’s not fulfilled by Amazon , anything seems to go .
An auction in Alberta would be nice to attend . I have to say horizontal saws are rare though

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