Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 909welder great band saw
I've had one of these for over a decade. It's been used to build A LOT of DOM truck bumpers, various mild-steel projects, cut rebar, plastic, aluminum, etc. You can straddle it and sit on the base when you are trimming odd-shaped pieces, or let it cut by itself and shut itself off when completed. It's not the most high-precision cuts, (you might find it a little bit crooked when cutting deep pieces of tubing), but every shop needs one of these.
April 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Michelle Great Starter Bandsaw
Buy a new blade immediately. Other than that, its great. Adjustments take some time if you need a angular cut, but it's expected with the cheaper versions of these tools. I'd recommend this product to anyone building a workshop.
March 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rangermja Does great for home shop use!
Have had the saw for a little over a year now. Its a very decent saw for the price you pay. Cuts fairly accurate considering the way the guides are made and how close they come together. The frame is definitely shakey from being made out of what looks like 14ga. sheet metal. Could've easily been made more heavy duty for just a few more dollars by the manufacturer. But they try to make these things as affordable as possible for the consumers. The table they give you to turn it in to a vertical saw is basically useless. I'm a machinist welder by trade. So I used the table they supplied the saw with as a template, and made myself one out of 1/4" S.S. Made a world of difference when cutting metal out vertically. Also the automatic shutoff switch. I had to make myself a heavier tab that comes down to turn saw off when a cut is complete. machined one myself out of 1/8" S.S., and works like a charm now. The one they supplied was very thin and cheap and wouldn't work most of the time. Also be careful when your wheeling it around, tends to be very top heavy with the cheap frame it sits on. Had it flip over on me one day wheeling it around shop, and bent motor frame . Luckily I was able to straighten it out. My solution to this, was strap a bungee cord over the end of it while wheeling it around. Overall at my home shop, it has done everything I needed it to do and some! I would definitely recommend this saw to someone for home shop use, and one buy one again today if I had to. Just wish they would've made a little bit heavier duty support frame.
January 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by smhd2012 Bandsaw
Very pleased with the new bandsaw. Instructions on putting it together made the task simple. Very sturdy. Clean cuts.
August 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rollie Ups and downs
I've used the saw about three weeks and gone through two blades. The one that came with the saw got dull quick and the one I replaced it with broke (bosch blade). Now I'm on my third and still learning how to tweak the adjustments, could be my fault still learning. Other than that I like the way it cuts.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charles The product performs great, easy to operate
The product performs great, easy to set up and easy to operate, have already worn a blade out. Jet is the way to go.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Versatile
We use this as our main bandsaw in our fabrication shop. We use it to cut everything from steel plate, roll cage tubing, aluminum tubing, stainless, etc. It works great in both positions and the last shop I worked at had the same model. They to used it as their main bandsaw for over 3 years of everyday use with no problems.
August 17, 2008