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  • I sold the bandsaw

    The bandsaw was just too big for my needs and took up too much space.

    So I sold the saw to a firm I buy my steel from. I got a good price for the saw but more importantly I got Dumpster privileges!!! This is a big machine shop that does a lot of fabrication and machining and their dumpster is a wonderful place to get all kinds of treasures! So although I will miss the big saw I look forward to a long and meaningful relationship with their dumpster.
    Location: The Black Forest in Germany

    How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

  • #2
    That is a real "pick up truck" I like it.

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    • #3
      If it was to big it was no good to you anyway, and if you got a good price even better. I will be watching for what tooling you buy with the money.lol

      Dave

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      • #4
        So,now that your rich beyond measure will you replace it with a Harbor Freight 4x6?
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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        • #5
          A machine anti-gloat? What's the point? How are you going to cut to size the fabulous scrap you pull from the dumpster?

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          • #6
            Thank God there is no Harbor Freight here! In a weak moment I might be tempted to get a cheap saw.

            I will probably buy a cold saw.
            Location: The Black Forest in Germany

            How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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            • #7
              So do you have something else for those pretty young girls to stand on?
              Mike

              My Dad always said, "If you want people to do things for you on the farm, you have to buy a machine they can sit on that does most of the work."

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              • #8
                BF are we to expect any modeling pics on it's replacement?

                Great news on the dumpster........sadly our work recently received news we were all being replaced after 26 years........one of my first thoughts was I was going to miss the dumpster.........a lot of gems over the years.......LOL
                Opportunity knocks once, temptation leans on the doorbell.....

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                • #9
                  With the saw gone I can fit more girls in the shop!

                  Yes there will be more modeling pictures of the replacement!

                  Anti-gloat.....that sounds almost religious.
                  Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                  How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Black Forest
                    Thank God there is no Harbor Freight here! In a weak moment I might be tempted to get a cheap saw.
                    Those little 4 x 6 bandsaws are actually incredible value for money.

                    Mine is not Harbor Freight (as I'm in the UK it's a Warco), but they are all identical anyway.
                    Cheaply built - yes, without a doubt - but mine has now had some 7 years fairly hard use with just one minor repair needed. It's probably the most abused, unloved, uncared for, non-maintained, filthy, dirty, kicked shoved and battered piece of equipment that I own. But it just keeps on cutting without a problem. Even on lots of oversized material, as I use it to reduce pre-hardened 2085 stainless tooling plate to smaller sizes than the 450 x 400 x 40mm thickness it came in.

                    At an original cost of £150 it's standing me in for less than 25 Euro/year so far, and I bet it will run on for at least another 3 or 4 years if not more. If I had more room I'd be tempted to get something bigger so I didn't have to be creative with cutting larger pieces. I've got a slab of Aluminium at 1000 x 350 x 40mm that I just can't quite seem to fit on the damned thing.....

                    Peter

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                    • #11
                      Ditto,
                      I only got rid of mine to gain a bit of space after I got the big bandsaw.
                      Did sterling work, probably more work than any other machine in the shop when the machines were smaller.

                      It's very first job was to cut a 13' length of 2.250" gear steel into 1" blanks for gears, that alone was worth the cost of the machine.
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                      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Black Forest
                        I will probably buy a cold saw.

                        Hmmm, I have a 2HP cold saw, very low RPM, HSS blade about 300mm diameter. I dont think I can find room for it in my new shop, freight might be a killer though.

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                        • #13
                          I can't believe that you parted with the magical woman-attracting bandsaw. Though I expect if I got one of those, my wife would suggest that I sell it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by alanganes
                            I can't believe that you parted with the magical woman-attracting bandsaw. Though I expect if I got one of those, my wife would suggest that I sell it.
                            I wasn't pleased with the type of women it was attracting. I want them a little taller.
                            Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                            How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                            • #15
                              If you are looking for a small bandsaw, see if you can find one of these (they are generally cataloged under 'portable bandsaw')

                              Mine is not from this seller, but this type was recommended to me by a friend who had this type and the more normal 4x6 saw. It's main claim to fame is that the vice stays put while the head swivels - much easier angle cutting. They are Chinese but solid and of a good quality (well mine is). On the down side the speed is not variable (it's set up for cutting steel) and blade tension is by spring so correct length blades are important, but this has not had a major impact - I've cut plastic, Al, steel, CI, bronze, brass etc - everything but stainless. Mine also flips up to vertical for those odd jobs - I cut some 3/4" steel plate on it the other day.
                              I've seen them on Canadian and UK internet shops, so they should be around.

                              Michael

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