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Hello All, Hope all is well with everyone.
Haven't been around, had ssssoooo many projects around the house and new Barn that I didn't do much Web Surfing.
I am pretty much done with the House "Honey-Do List" for now, the Barn Electrics will finish as they do, except the Welder/Plasma Cutter Receptacles, those happen tonight or early tomorrow morning.
The Forge is ready to test fire, again tomorrow, leak check then put the flame to it.

Does anyone know of a good Band Metal Cutting Band Saw, that has a small foot print and a low price ?
It doesn't have to have much of throat, I won't be cutting anything larger than inch stock or smaller most of the time.  Larger stuff will see the Cut-Off Saw or Plasma Cutter.

I have been looking around the Web for a Small Vertical Band Saw, HD and dependable but low in price and small  foot print, but I have not found any that fit the requirements; so I am asking you guys.
Funny how there are so many small Wood Cutting Band Saws but not a good small Metal Saw.

So if anyone knows of a Brand and/or model to use and has an opinion on the best size to use please comment, I do need help here !

Hoping to have something to show the Group soon but not too soon.

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I've watched the Craig's List Listings. watched on eBay, there are a few good Older Band saws, a little big, and a little pricey.

Nothing that fits the size and price I need OR is with in reasonable distance from the Forge to make it a good deal.

I looked at the new small band saws on line, all of them have the same problem... the blade does not stay inlace when pressure is applied.

I found a Delta 14" unit, a bit too large, on Craig's List, rebuilt, looks good, might make an offer... still deciding.


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Not much response to this Thread, I'm guessing it is too common of a question but this is where I am at.

First, all I need is something to cut small pieces os still lengthwise... cross making and small things.

I'm thinking this one should do it, with a Metal Cutting Blade... and the price is low enough !
Its a light duty saw, yes, but I'm thinking it could work for a cheap son of a gun like myself.
$145 / free shipping !

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I always struggle with investing in quality vrs cost. Especially when buying tooling. My experience has always been cheap tools are meant to use a few times at best. Although I have some, they always end up being just as expensive over time. My main concern is safety. That said, I have always broken cheap hand tools working on cars for example. Air tools fail quickly and calibrations are poor at best. I know others can provide examples on the otherside. To me time and safety trump cost

My two cents.

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The Delta 14" band Saw I e-mailed about, came back with, "It belonged to my Grandfather and it works" !
That was all the info I got... $300.00 asking price and about 1.5 hour drive, each way !

If this saw belong to his grandfather, and not knowing who or how old this guy is I am talking to, I am guessing it was made in the 70s, but that is guessing and he doesn't even  know the serial number that might have helped !

So I need to make an offer and go see it, not sure I want to to travel in this heat we ar having, the truck is older and not sure I want to see how the AC will hold up !

Anyway thinking on it too.

 

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I have no experience on this, so that's why I didn't post. :L
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Made an offer on the Grandfather's Delta, $250.00 IF all ran true !
He said come by, to me that is an ok on the deal.
Made arrangements and was just about ready to leave and got a text saying he had a family emergency and would be able to meet and that he would contact me about a new time.
I first thought he was just backing out of the decision , then I thought if he went to this amount of trouble to text, twice, he must be on the up and up.
It has been three days without a response, I am not sure what the emergency was so I am holding off contacting him.
Waiting for a call or text !



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I had four 14" Delta Bandsaws that I made offers on from Thursday and over the weekend; no one wanted offers... I guess !

One guy, with what I considered the better of the saws, did take the time to tell me what to look for, I thanked him for that, he could have just said no way, but he took time to respond.

The Grandson, that is selling his Grandfathers Tools, was good enough to Text me and let me know not to come because of a Family Problem... waiting for him to contact me about another meeting !

So a long weekend making offers, waiting to hear back, decent responses but no saw.

Still work ing on two more, hoping for the best but these two are Ridgid Saws.  they look just like the Delta except the Sheet Metal is a little different shape; I made offers, we will see.




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One of the guys that wanted a little more than I wanted to pay emailed me with a question, "You still looking for a saw", yes I've got it !

The guy said if I want it so bad he will let it go for the offer, OK I will take it.
Now to drive and hour to pick it up.

It looks in good condition, 110/220 volts, thats good, I like 220 volt tools.

So I now have a band saw to cut some steel and start my first Fredricks Crosses.
I chose the Cross as my starting point so I can teach myself some hammer control.
Planning on using some 1/2" square stock, we will see.

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I'm happy, everything I looked at new had so many bad reviews that is kind-of threw me off !

I found through a Blacksmithing Site that these older Delta/Rockwell's were the way to go but finding one that was a decent price and in decent shape was another thing.

One guy wanted over $500 for one when I offered him less money he sent me a picture of a POS and said I could have it for $200... NOT !

I found this one and liked what I saw, will have it tomorrow.

This guy said he wanted over $500, but posted at $400 for a quick sale and I got it for less than that !  Can't wait, want to pick it up now !
Its almost like Christmas... I'm excited !

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Pretty sure that is a woodcutting band saw.  A metal cutting bandsaw will be anywhere from 80 to 300 fpm on the blade, that saw will probably not be able to step down that low.  For cutting metal slow is the name of the game.
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