Do I Need A Band Saw
I am trying to decide about the purchase of a band saw. So far all that I am pretty sure of but not absolutely sure of is that I don't want an inexpensive bench model, and I can''t justify a really expensive one let alone afford one. So I suppose that if I do buy one it will be in the $800 to $1,000 range wihich is still a lot of money for somebody that is just a hobbist.
My primary purpose for the saw, I think, is to be ab le to be able to really do nice clean job of cutting the tops off of jewelry boxes and to re-saw the rough cut lumber.
One woodworking friend of mine told me that he didn't think that a bandsaw would not make a really straight cut when cutting the tops offf of boxes, and then one person on this forum said that the band saw would be his first choice.
I'm haveing pretty good luck making the cuts on the table saw, but they are not really perfect. By the time I spend the time and effort cutting getting the workpieces milled to dimention, cut to size and then creating the dovetail joints, I would to be pretty certain that I won't waste the time by screwing up the project up by not getting a good cut when I cut the top off. In other words, I'm a belt and suspenders kind of guy I guess.
Now, to be completely honest, part of my wanting a banc saw is that I just have a thing about likeing nice tools, even if my interest and fasination exceeds my expertise. Does that sound familiar to anybody?
In addition to wanting to make jewelry boxes, I'd like to make presentation boxes in which on the inside there would be cut outs for such things as handgun, tools, etc. Thisw will require a good scroll saw, so I will need both a bandsaw and a scroll saw as I see things now.
Any suggests or thoughts on the matter will be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Jerry Bowen; 03-19-2012 at 08:39 AM.