By Janna Nichols. Power Tools. Published at Thursday, August 16th, 2018 - 18:58:58 PM.
10 Advantages To Having A Bandsaw In Your Shop - There are many advantages to having a shop that has a bandsaw in it, whether its a homemade bandsaw, which is what I have, or a commercial bandsaw. After I made my bandsaw with mostly things I had sitting around my shop, I was able to do several things that I could not do before without a bandsaw. I will share the top ten reasons I believe having a bandsaw has given me more opportunity in my woodworking hobby than I had before.
The picture above shows the bandsaw I built using the things mentioned. It took me a couple months, since I only worked on it in the evenings and on weekends, but I figure I spent around $100 to make me a functioning bandsaw that cuts up to 12 inch logs. A bandsaw like this would have cost me probably $1200 or more to buy commercially. I later invested in a new motor so I could run it on straight 110 single phase instead of 220 volts single phase. That cost me about $200. I also wrote and kept the plans to the saw so that I could either build another one or share the plans with others.
A Brief Look at Hitachi Tools - There are in excess of 1,000 models of consumer power tools in the Hitachi family. Every one concentrates on offering the consumer compact tools with top end motor performance. The 1980s brought great acceptance of Hitachis pneumatic framing nailer and of its sliding compound miter saws which was responsible to a great degree for setting the prominence of the brand. The brand achieved acknowledgment for its offering of high quality, lasting and professional class power tools for the building industry as a whole, tradesmen, and the consumer.
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