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jamscal
01-03-2009, 10:56 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/BENCHTOP-METAL-CUTTING-BANDSAW-Lathe-Machinist_W0QQitemZ170289716578QQcmdZViewItem#ht_1 533wt_907

Anyone have one?

Looks like a Copy of the nice expensive KAMA saws.

Thanks,

James

BillH
01-03-2009, 11:05 AM
Same one Lathemaster sells for the same price.
I have one of these saws. It is more accurate than the 4x6 I have at the other shop.
Mine has a little issue I need to fix, when in the down position, there is more play than I like in the mount for side to side. The gears on this saw are very loud at first. Another issue on this saw is that for anything that will take some time to cut through, your finger on the trigger will get very tired holding in that damn safety switch. It really is a nice saw though if you are limited on space or want more accuracy. The clamp on this saw is MUCH better than on the 4x6's. This saw also does Miter cuts. Takes standard portable bandsaw blades, starret makes bimetal blades for it.