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Portable Band Saw From Princess?

Discussion in 'Milling, Drilling, & Cutting' started by dancom, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I recently had a chance to check out a friend's new portable band saw that he's making a table for. My first impression was 'pretty good for the price.' It's a Pro-Point from Princess Auto.
    https://www.princessauto.com/en/det...able-speed-metal-cutting-band-saw/A-p8857971e

    OK, it's not a Millwaukee or a Bosch, but it's also not $400. The build construction looks to be good and it feels solid. The speed is varied by a turnable dial near the handle. Speed is stated in RPMs which is weird for a band saw. In any case, you can set the speed nicely for cutting out blanks. I would put in on a small table and wire a switch to it. I think it would be a great addition to a shop that missing a band saw. First-order time-saver. My clunky old Porter-Cable band saw is one of the most used things in the shop.

    Dan
     
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  2. Wishalot

    Wishalot New Member

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    Wow! Dan, good information to have. I think the cost of stuff these days is the only thing that keeps me from getting away from the hand tools, but for a price like that, an old fella like me could even be tempted to take this knife making infatuation to the next level. Thanks
     

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