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I use task lighting with the "old" fashion rough duty bulbs. The LED's don't show shadows which can be a problem when turning on the lathe. I use both the magnetic base and the clamp type depending on the machine. Vibration makes the decision.

I'll check out the ones Jeff mentioned, they look interesting.
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Funnily enough, I just bought this LED light with a magnetic base today. Found it in my local tool sales / repairs shop in Aldershot, UK. It cost me the princely sum of £5.99 (about $9). I haven't had the chance to try it out while actually cutting on the bandsaw, but it looks good so far.
David, before I found the Dorcy I was using a freebie from Harbor Freight that was much like the one you purchased. It worked great except the fence would cast a shadow over the blade when doing narrow cuts. Hope it works better for you!
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I hope this is the right place for the question. I am finding that as I get older, I need more and more light to be able to do the things I could do while I was younger. Is anyone using a bandsaw light they like ?


Thanks....Gary
You need lights on all the machines Gary, as I get older then I need more light. N
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What I found to work the best for me as well as being the cheapest is a goose neck desk lamp that got from Goodwill for $1.00. I attached it to the ceiling above the saw with one screw through the base. I can point it in any direction that I want and often do so when I need the light on something else . I have a similar set up above the table saw only with that light I use a floodlight bulb.
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David, before I found the Dorcy I was using a freebie from Harbor Freight that was much like the one you purchased. It worked great except the fence would cast a shadow over the blade when doing narrow cuts. Hope it works better for you!
Jeff, You had me worried for a moment, so I just popped out to the garage - I mean the workshop - and checked. The yellow blade guard is ferrous, so the lamp sticks to that and provides sufficient illumination to cut featherboards. Only minor concern is if the lamp should become dislodged, it is right in line with the blade. Think I'll put a string through the handle and attach the other end to the side of the bandsaw, so that if the lamp comes loose, it will swing out to the side and not drop into the blade.
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Glad it worked out for you David.
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i use the magnetic lights on my drill presses, bandsaw, they work very well, i use the energy saving bulbs, the regular bulbs i feel put out to much heat.
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Clicked on the original Amazon link...lights still available...but do not ship to Canada. We get this all the time and it's damn annoying.

Checked on Amazon.ca and found a similar light for a couple of $ more, but that is much less than $12.99 U.S. Free shipping as well, so I win twice. Bought two, one for the drill press, one for the bandsaw.

OK, fess up...which one of you clowns stole my sig? It was right here a second ago.
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.but do not ship to Canada. We get this all the time and it's damn annoying.
move or get a second address...

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My band saw is equipped with a light, but when I converted the saw to 220 I can't use the light.
Is there a bulb that can be used with 220?
Larry; another solution to the 220V issue...
http://www.amazon.ca/Ckeyin-110V-120...110v+converter
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