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  • Cajun Welder
    started a topic portable bandsaw, which brand is best

    portable bandsaw, which brand is best

    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm looking to buy a portable bandsaw and would like to know which brand has been the best for you and why. Thank you to all who repsond.

    Tom

  • edlebby
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    Thanks for the feedback - found a Milw. portaband on CL, brand new about 40% off of retail - so went with that

    as for a stand, I have looked at the SWAG...need to wait a bit until the mason jar fills up with more nickels and dimes...man this habit is expensive!

    would still be interested in knowing if anyone has the EZ-CUT and if it is any good?
    Last edited by edlebby; 10-20-2016, 11:24 AM.

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  • H80N
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    I have had a Milwaukee for a lot of years (15+)..... it has served me well

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  • Oldgrandad
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    SWAG Inds. has a great stand for the Milwaukee and I also like the Milwaukee the best and the case is a must have. My blade of choice is Lenox. Lu47Dan is right on with TPI and bi-metal. Good Luck

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  • edlebby
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    actually....i just found one

    http://www.trick-tools.com/EZ-CUT-Ji...vOJBoCnsXw_wcB

    it has one, lousy review

    does anyone own this or have experience with it or first hand reviews?

    thanks

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  • edlebby
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    Originally posted by Cajun Welder View Post
    vertical portable bandsaw stand, check it out

    A add on. Everyone needs to check this out on ebay. It is a VERTICAL BANDSAW STAND FOR MILWAUKEE SAW. Really neat. Who is going to be the first to build one.

    Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...mId=7602601516
    On this, has anyone tried it? - i have seen others and i have seen Milwaukee having their own stand to convert the portaband into a fixed horizontal band saw - my question: is there a stand that allows you to fix it as either vertical or horizontal? - or do you need 2 different stands?

    thanks

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  • triggerman
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    Odd.....Very odd

    Originally posted by Cajun Welder
    A add on. Everyone needs to check this out on ebay. It is a VERTICAL BANDSAW STAND FOR MILWAUKEE SAW. Really neat. Who is going to be the first to build one.

    Here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/VERTICAL-BANDSAW...QQcmdZViewItem
    I checked those two out and though both say NEW! NEW! NEW! and are listed for the same price, one has an updated description that says used. Gotta watch those wascally ebayers.

    Thanks for the heads up. I downloaded the blowup and breakdown.

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  • nate
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    blades

    i sell blades, and band saws 1-888-745-1266 m-f

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  • Cajun Welder
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    vertical portable bandsaw stand, check it out

    A add on. Everyone needs to check this out on ebay. It is a VERTICAL BANDSAW STAND FOR MILWAUKEE SAW. Really neat. Who is going to be the first to build one.

    Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...mId=7602601516

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  • wb5jhy
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    Milwaukee deep cut. 11 years and still perfect condition. Dan's advice on the case is right on. Not just handy for keeping blades, but will really save on wear and tear from banging around with other tools, especially when transporting.

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  • Lu47Dan
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    Bandsaw Blades

    Milwaukee Blades are very good , buy them in different pitches (teeth per inch )Lenox blades were good when I used them years ago , steer clear of the sawzall blades though (junk ) And buy BiMetal blades they last longer . Here are some tips on cutting with a portaband .1 use the correct blade ,TPI the thicker the steel the lower the number of teeth per inch . If you are cutting tubing you want more teeth then the thickness indicates , have found that this makes blades last longer. 2 let the saw do the work , used to work with a fitter who always leaned on the saw , I could cut more inches of steel in a day then he could because he would ruin his blade. we were cutting angle iron ,pipe up to six inch , allthread , copper , and unistrut .3 keep your guide rollers clean . in others words keep it out of the mud ,dirt is hard on them if a roller starts to go bad replace it . it will save you a lot of aggrevation . 4 watch for a saw that includes a case with it or purchase one seperately , you can keep your blades and saw together . 5 learn your saws balance and use it to your benefit . Go to tool stores and handle the saws , and by the one you are most comfortable with , be it milwaukee , porter-cable , dewalt or any of the other brands . because if the balance doesn't feel right to you , you won't be comfortable using it . Just my opinion I like the milwaukee deep cut portaband , it is heavier than the dewalt and others but I like the balance of the milwaukee . the dewalt and others of that design always have felt like the were falling over to me . Dan

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  • Cajun Welder
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    Thank ya'll so much. All of you have been a big help, that is why I love this site. Thanks again

    Tom Dupre
    Last edited by Cajun Welder; 03-21-2006, 08:04 PM.

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  • BilljustBill
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    The NEXT STEP: Brand Name Band saw Blades....

    Tom,

    If you should decide on a Brand Name saw, by doing a "Band Saw Blades" search on EBAY, you can get some good deals on blades that will fit your new saw...

    Bill

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  • Leons2003
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    I like my Milwaukee Deep Cut
    L*S

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  • JWOOD
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    I have the Porter-Cable and find it extremely handy. If I remember right, I picked it because it had a larger throat capacity. Also it had variable dial speed.
    Good luck, Jason

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