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    Anyone know of a good metal bandsaw,that doesnt take up too much space? will be used once a month or so but still want decent quality hoping to stay under $500 hundred range if possible.Is vertical or horizontal better for hobby use?Ive never used one so I dont have a clue.Mike

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    A horizontal and vertical bandsaw might be the ticket. I liked the Delta I saw before but I haven't seen them for some time.

    Here is the Jet:

    http://www2.northerntool.com/metal-f...tem-155072.htm

    You can get a cheap Harbor Fright or Grizzly also.

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    I have a grizzly band saw. I abuse it and it still works great like the day I got it. It seems to be quality made and I haven't had any problem with it. It has a small takes up very little floor space. The price has came down about $150. I think I paid 600 or so for it 3 years ago. At that price it was still a good buy, now it just even better.
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/4-x-...vel-Head/G9742

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    After running an abrasive chop saw for years, I finally bought a band saw last year. http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/picture10?NTITEM=B1929 It was about $350cdn and I wish I had bought one sooner. It works in both horiz/vert position and the crap that it keeps out of the shop air is unbelievable. Also, the cuts are alot straighter.
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    I have an abrasive saw it just cost $20 on closeout, and thangod cause I hate to use the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpperCanadaTree View Post
    After running an abrasive chop saw for years, I finally bought a band saw last year. http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/picture10?NTITEM=B1929 It was about $350cdn and I wish I had bought one sooner. It works in both horiz/vert position and the crap that it keeps out of the shop air is unbelievable. Also, the cuts are alot straighter.
    Is that saw actually made in Sweden or is it just the blades.?

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    Have you considered a portable bandsaw? I love my Milwaukee. It has replaced my chop saw for about 95% of the things I cut. And it fits in my toolbox.

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    I swear that the Jet, Harbor Fright, and Grizzly all sell the same saw with different paint, and labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crawdaddy View Post
    Anyone know of a good metal bandsaw,that doesnt take up too much space? will be used once a month or so but still want decent quality hoping to stay under $500 hundred range if possible.Is vertical or horizontal better for hobby use?Ive never used one so I dont have a clue.Mike
    crawdaddy, here's a portable with stand for $150. Probably will meet your needs.

    http://grizzlyindustrial.com/product...-w-Stand/G8692
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