Craftsman Bandsaw - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Danny
Posts: 655
 
Default Craftsman Bandsaw

My better half got a hold of some pictures of some bandsaw boxes, and now she wants a bunch of them made to sell with her jewlery she makes ......

So now I need to upgrade my bandsaw the little 9" benchtop unit won't work for what she wants.

I'm looking at getting the craftsman 12" it has a 7" resaw capability where most of the 14' have 6" plus it has a little smaller foot print (don't have much room in the shop). I know the blades are an off size length, but I have access to a blade welder, so it's really not an issue for me.

Link:
12 Inch Band Saw

Also with the coupon I have and the sale that's on right now I can get it for $245.00.

Any one have any experiance with the craftsman 12" band saw?

Pros Cons?

Thanks
Danny
jd99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 08:55 AM
Retired Moderator
 
Bob N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Bob
Posts: 5,688
     
Default

This is the same model that Corey (our former moderator) bought and from everything he told me, it is a great little saw and he likes it very much.

I had their 10 inch of that same model and it was as good of a bandsaw as anyone could want. I did end up stepping up to the Rikon 14" for the extra capacity later down the road.

Last edited by Bob N; 08-21-2009 at 12:57 PM.
Bob N is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 11:16 AM
Registered User
 
RMilgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Rob
Posts: 50
 
Default

Bigger is always better ....isn't it? I have a Steel City 14" with the riser and if I wasn't married well never mind it is a great saw. I have not had any experince with the craftsman band saw, but I do love my craftsman table saw.. and the price for yours is more than right I think it would be a great addition..

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
Thomas Jefferson
RMilgie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 10:46 PM
Registered User
 
RustyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Country: United States
First Name: Rusty
Posts: 618
 
Default

Danny, I've heard lots of good things about that saw. The only bad I've heard is the low quality bearings they use for the guides. But they are easily replaced if they cause any problems. Olson and Lennox both make a good selection of 89.5" blades now. If I had the money I would jump on it for that price.

Rusty

If You Want It Bad, You Get It Bad The Worse You Want It, The Worse You Get It
RustyW is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 12:30 AM
Registered User
 
CanuckGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Country: Canada
First Name: Deb
Posts: 3,132
 
Send a message via MSN to CanuckGal
Default

Quote:
I have a Steel City 14" with the riser and if I wasn't married well never mind it is a great saw

I hope your wife wasn't reading this..LOL.

EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere.
I measured, I marked, I cut.
Latin instructions for firewood.

Get the Router Workshop Video Series Online!
CanuckGal is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 06:03 AM
RouterForums.com User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 3,503
     
Default

I suppose that "It cuts both ways!" would just be going too far, eh Dab?

Check out that new high-tech cordless router.. wireless and no recharging required!!
BigJimAK is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Danny
Posts: 655
 
Default

Went ahead and ordered the craftsman band saw and a 3 pack of blades to get me started. Now I gotta get busy and get some room in the shop...

Need to get the "Great Bird Cage Project" done, so I can get room.

I need lomger days, or shorter work hours; the latter would be better but I dont think the bill collectors would like it.

Rusty:
Thanks for the tip on the blade vendors I will be looking at them.

Thanks for all the input.
Danny
jd99 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mixing Bosch 1617 Router fixed base with Craftsman professional router sf_basilix Starting Off 17 10-11-2012 05:20 PM
dust extraction for craftsman routers headclansman General Routing 2 08-01-2009 10:29 AM
craftsmen router? rhe8542 Starting Off 21 04-20-2009 10:51 PM
Grizzly GO636X 17" Ultimate Bandsaw GoonMan Tool Reviews 1 07-27-2008 02:22 AM
Wanted: Craftsman bandsaw parts list steveo Woodworking Classifieds 4 11-14-2004 10:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome