Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Adnamhain Shoddy Construction = Poor Tools
This LOOKS like a nice hobby weight band saw, but shoddy construction kills what could have been a great tool.
-Lower Blade guide snapped off when lightly tightening the hex bolt.
-Table adjustment will not lock off the table no matter how much you tighten the handle, resulting in a table that "see-saws" when trying to work on it.
-I've tensioned many a band saw blade in my time, but the tension and alignment knobs on this machine feel rough, hard to turn, and overall ineffective. I have still not gotten the blade tensioned correctly.
-Hex bolts on the blade guides do not tighten enough, allowing the blade guides to wobble in their sockets.
I had high hopes for this machine, but am now wishing i went with the cheper Ryobi. If you want a machine that was put together well with quality parts, keep shopping!
July 24, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by toyman What a surprise
The specs say 6" cutting height.Got mine today.Guess what 31/8 cutting height.I needed at least 5 so I am back to square one.Works good if you only want to saw flat but not much resaw room.Also nothing on how to set up the guides.Someone who knows just a little about saws could have some problems.
November 21, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dee2 Low power, wanders, blade breaks on turns
I'm using the band saw to cut aluminum sheet and tubing. On sheets its hard to keep straight. On square tubing, very slow to cut 1" x 1", when cutting the 1/8" wall. Broke 2 blades in 6 months. Don't try to cut a bolt, it will dull the blade.
Recommended for wood cutting. For aluminum, get more power.
July 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jans great for the price
Very good for small jobs. My grandson and I make birdhouses. It is great for making small details on our decorations.
May 1, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert 3 1/8" Cutting space????
The specs online say that it has a maximum length of 6" of cutting space, but it only has 3 1/8" of space!!! All i needed was 5" and now it's worthless to me!
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeJeff77 Nice saw but no instructions!!!
I read thru the entire owners manual (the small part in English) but no where does it sjow you haow to remove/replace the saw blade. What is up with that? An owners manual should have all the information you need to safely use and understand the product to avoid injury or damage.
I've just started using mine and may have more to add to this later, once I figure out how to use it properly! Thanks to no help from the owner's manual!
December 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by poppy Poor quality control. Several major parts bad.
The base of the saw was not flat so it rocked. The main aluminum casting is warped so the wheels could not be adjusted to track properly (had to shim one). The thrust bearings behind the blade do not turn easily. Just general very poor quality, as if this one were made from some production line reject parts. The miter gauge/guide is a crude toy. Once fixed, it worked well.
December 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by harry excelent for the money
saw out preforms roybi , craftsman well pleased with it.
one of the best in my cabinet shop.
May 21, 2013