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So after my boo boo and cussing over the display shelves, I was surprised Tuesday by a delivery.

Ken decided not to wait for Christmas, and ordered a bandsaw for me. With the snow storm, and other happenings, I couldn't open it until Thursday, and then Ken put it together for me. Friday he put it up in the workshop, and today I actually got to cut with it. (Yeah, the picture is Ken using it; he beat me to the first cut.)

With the addition of the bandsaw, one of the tables I have had to go. The gray table I had the drill press on, sits over to the side, waiting to see if our daughter is going to take it for her pole barn. (It's heavy duty, and I hate to put it to the road.) Anyway, with the table gone, I had to find a stand for the drill press. Went to HF and they have a couple on clearance. $30 for a 1,000 lb capacity stand; Ken ordered me to get two (2) So, yesterday afternoon was spent fighting with directions written by someone in China that had us both scratching our heads, but eventually, we got it up.
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Lookin good. That's a nice saw.
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Ken on a Wen , gotta like it

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Nice BS Barb.It looks about the same size as mine but I hope it's more powerful. James.
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Bandsaws are great, but they make a lot of dust, Time to rig up permanent extraction that machine.
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It was many years before I bought a band-saw but once I had it I realised what it could do it became an essential tool in my shed. Use it well and don't forget to slacken the blade each day to preserve the tires.
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I went for many years without a bandsaw but they are incredibly handy. You'll love having it, I'm sure.
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........... today I actually got to cut with it.
- Barb: I have a similar saw <mine is a Craftsman> and I found myself using it quite a bit for smaller items. Since it is getting to be that season, trying to use it as a scroll saw <reindeer, decorations, etc> was a frustrating experience with the std 3/8" blade it came with. While it cut ok, any real curves proved frustrating.

- I recently ordered up a 1/8" blade which has really increased my use of the saw. It can really make small curves. Yes, I know its not as smooth as a scroll saw but for my occasional use it suits the purpose.

- food for thought.

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@ebill Yeah, I tried to get another blade yesterday, but they didn't have my length in stock, so it will have to wait. I used it to cut my frog statues, and the areas that I couldn't use it on, I used my scroll saw. I have a slew of things to use it on, and Ken always wanted to make band saw boxes, so hopefully he can do some research and get-to-busy on some of those.
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