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Ryobi Bandsaw - Anyone?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Forster46, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Aug 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Just curious if anybody on here has this bandsaw, looking for a cheap small saw for smaller projects. Just want to know how it is.

    http://www.sears.com/ryobi-factory-...SPM5897064707P?prdNo=7&blockNo=7&blockType=G7

    (Not reconditioned)

    Also, I can't figure out how much space there is between the table and blade guard, I want to be able to fit four inches under there, most I see say 3 5/8 or something, this one doesn't say anything about it anywhere.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Nobody has it??
     
  3. Aug 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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    I don't have the Ryobi, but I have a similar Skil.

    I checked out about 5 or 6 different "$100" models and every one of them had a comparable height... all just under 4". Just need to be creative on angles for some projects, but on thicker materials, a small bench type band saw really is not that good due to blade wandering and stability.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Oh I see. Yeah the biggest stuff I planned on doing would be 4x4 blocks or something. Maybe I'll have to look into bigger ones.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    I bought mine primarily for roughing in the shape on pipes. For detail work I had always used a jig saw or hand saws, but I can see that I'll be using the band saw for more now that I have it....

    Kit.jpg
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  6. Aug 12, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Thats pretty sweet! My friend made one. I always have been trying to figure out the best way to drill the hole down the pipe..
     
  7. Aug 12, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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