Mike (tater-head), when my Dad died in Jan of last year - he left a basement loaded with anythting you could think of. Included was a band saw from Harbor Freight. It was inherited by my brother - David, who mostly works with metal. I've spoken to David about that saw and he is very pleased with it. David is an union electrician and has been for over 35 years - he is very pro-American made and typically will not buy Chinese made items, BUT; he tells me that the HF band saw works great every time. He has a variety of (inherited) blades and cuts everything from steel, brass, aluminum, all kinds of wood, etc. He actually likes all aspects of that [bench-top] band saw.
Your friend, "Monkey Lips"
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