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Jim Canning
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Band Xaw
Jun 24th, 2023 at 2:48pm
 
So my old band saw has two parts that broke and I am thinking I will not be able to patch it yet again {Delta 12" BS220LS} its 21 years old and was not a good band saw to start with.
So what is a good model to look at? I am not looking to buy the best just a lot better than this one.
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Re: Band Xaw
Reply #1 - Jun 24th, 2023 at 4:42pm
 
What size range are you looking at?
Wgat do you typically cut?
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Reply #2 - Jun 25th, 2023 at 6:26am
 
Not a lot of big things mostly blanks for the lathe. i was thinking 14"?
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Reply #3 - Jun 25th, 2023 at 9:14am
 
Rikon 10-324 is a good bargain in the 14" range. If you need to step up then Jet or Laguna 14".  I've had the Rikon for about five years and it's all I need for my blanks and occasional band saw boxes.  It helped that I got it on sale for $650.
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Re: Band Xaw
Reply #4 - Jun 25th, 2023 at 12:11pm
 
Well, I guess the first question you need to answer is how big do you turn? Perhaps second is how good are you with a chainsaw? I have 2 bandsaws. The small one with 6 inch height limit is for cutting circles. The second one is a Laguna 16HD with a 4.5 hp Baldor motor. It will walk through anything. The market for bowls over about 14 inch diameter is pretty small. If cutting height is 14 inches, then figure 13 1/2 inch max height of your blanks. If I was cutting 14 inch high, then I would want 2 hp minimum, which would require a 220 volt motor. The advantage to my 2 saws is that on the big saw, I have a 1 1/4 inch wide blade with teeth at 3/4 inch apart. This is great for ripping slabs. It is lousy for cutting circles. My small saw has a 1/2 inch 3 tpi blade, and will cut circles under 5 inch diameter. The 1/2 inch blade can work for cutting slabs, but the bigger blade is a lot better. If you are really good with a chainsaw, and can make straight cuts, then all you need to worry about is cutting circles.

Side note, I took my chainsaw to the shop for a tune up and was asking about a new bar because it just would not cut straight and I had seen a video about how the groove in the bar could wear out and that would make it run in curves rather than straight lines. They said, 'oh, we can fix the bar'. They did, and now I can cut straight lines again. I thought it was my sharpening....

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Re: Band Xaw
Reply #5 - Jun 25th, 2023 at 6:39pm
 
Reed - what was the bar fix?  Grinding back a bit all along the groove?
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Re: Band Xaw
Reply #6 - Jun 26th, 2023 at 12:16pm
 
I will guess the wall height (?) of the groove was uneven.
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Reply #7 - Jun 26th, 2023 at 12:55pm
 
I am not sure what they did. I know that the chain running over the bar will burnish a good sharp burr, and that the teeth that go in that groove can widen that channel over time. I would guess they have some thing that presses it back together. If your saw is cutting in curved lines, talk to your chainsaw shop. Tried to get a tune up a year or so, and they didn't have staff to be able to do it.

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Reply #8 - Jun 26th, 2023 at 2:01pm
 
Typically they use two tools.
Bar rail grinder and Bar rail closer
You can find these an most chainsaw suppliers.
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