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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 ?


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Hi Gary, I recently found this lamp by Dorcy that clamps to the knob on my top wheel cover. It really works great, and holds its position well. Here's a link!

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Thanks Jeff, that look like it would help a lot.


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Better hurry if you want to order one, that's a great price on A..... Prime. They are so useful I just ordered 4 more at <$13 each. Dorcy's website claims they get 25 hours on 4 AA batteries. Not great, but that should last me well over a year on a set of batteries as long as I don't forget and leave it on.
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I ordered 2 of them myself ! :-)


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I bought a battery-powered LED light with the flexible stem and magnetic base - the stem is so flexible that it doesn't hold position as the saw is running - back to the old standby................
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wrap the flex shaft w/ electrical tape...
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Everything I have is on wheels so I move it under a light plus open the window shades.

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Bought a flex lite with a magnetic hold on the battery box. Too heavy for the battery so it slips too easily. Draped it over the back of the band saw and it holds OK there. Really makes a difference to have that pool of light on the blade.

Also, recently put several LED bulbs in the shop, some under-counter strip lights in the seldom used corners a couple of 1600 lumen bulbs above the two main work areas. Light levels are so much higher and power demands are reduced. What's not to like.
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Just bought two of these that will clamp on the table saw fence, and on the sliding miter. Thanks for the heads up. Old eyes like lots of light!
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