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Skil

Model 3386-01

Internet #204504290

2.5 Amp 9 in. Band Saw with Light

$120.21 /each
  • Rip fence for straight, accurate cuts
  • Miter gauge guides work pieces when making cross cuts
  • Bump-off Switch for added safety

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Make accurate, precise cuts using the features of this 9 in. Band Saw. The laser cutline guide, LED work light and EZ view blade tracking help you achieve great results. The Skil 3386 9 in. Band Saw with Light features a powerful 2.5 Amp motor. Rack and pinion table adjustment allows quick angle and height changes.

  • Articulating LED work light ensures that the work piece is clearly lit
  • EZ view blade tracking for easy blade alignment
  • 6-TPI band saw blade cuts through a variety of wood materials
  • Dust port
  • Includes: band saw, 6-teeth per in. blade (1) meter gauge, rip fence
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WILL IT CUT THROUGH DEER BONES?

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AND OTHER MEATS...JUST WANNA PROCESS MY WILD GAME WITH THE QUICKNESS
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May 4, 2016
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We bought this saw just for deer processing, once it is properly setup it worked great.
Cut through bones with no problem at all..
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Yes this will do the job and the blade is easy to remove and clean.
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September 9, 2015
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Yes, this product is capable of cutting through deer bone.
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September 8, 2015
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Thank you for your question. The 3386 is not designed to cut bones.
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Does it come with the saw blade?

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The specification section does not mention the saw blade. Is it included?
A product parts list is helpful.
Thank you.
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November 21, 2015
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Yes. It comes with a 1/4" 6 tpi blade fully installed and set up quit well. You will have to install the table and might have to adjust the blade guides a bit but other than that you are good to go. This is a good general purpose blade and just might be the only one you will ever need.
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Yes it will come with one general purpose blade
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August 10, 2015
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Thank you for your question. Yes, the Skil 3386 band saw comes with a blade. An illustrated parts list can be viewed on our skiltools.com website or feel free to contact our Customer Service Representatives at 1-877-754-5999 and we will be happy to email or mail the parts list to you.
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Will it also cut drywall and plexiglass?

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If it cuts wood, I'd think it could cut drywall and plexiglass (up to a certain thickness). Please confirm. If it does, do I need a special blade?
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July 22, 2016
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Thanks. I realize it is too small to cut large pieces of dry wall (or anything else). I would cut small pieces. What blade should I use for dry wall and what blade for plexiglass?
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July 22, 2016
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Thank you for your question. The 3386 was designed for cutting wood however with the correct blade it should cut plexi glass. You will not be able to cut large pieces of drywall with this saw, tool does not have large enough capacity.
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Will this unit cut metal?

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Will this unit cut small metal like 5160 or 1095 steel flat bar for knife blanks?
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Yes cuts most metals up to 1/8 " like cutting bread
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Thank you for your question. The Skil 3386 band saw is intended for cutting wood, however this band saw will cut "non-ferrous" metals which are softer and contain no iron. Copper, Aluminum, Tin, Nickel, and Zinc would all fall into this category. Do not cut ferrous metals such as Iron and Steel. Metals with Iron are too hard and abrasive for the saw to cut. Usually those types of metals need to be cut Read More
Thank you for your question. The Skil 3386 band saw is intended for cutting wood, however this band saw will cut "non-ferrous" metals which are softer and contain no iron. Copper, Aluminum, Tin, Nickel, and Zinc would all fall into this category. Do not cut ferrous metals such as Iron and Steel. Metals with Iron are too hard and abrasive for the saw to cut. Usually those types of metals need to be cut with lubrication and a special blade. Our saw will not do this. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very satified I received my band saw and I am very satisfied, very good tools at a great price . I recommend it with pleasure. Michel Quebec. August 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by THE BEST BAND SAW by online review! I purchased this for a special project to cut some aluminum. I was unable to do so with a chop saw and grinding blade so I read online reviews and the Skil Saw was the best rated. When I got it I can see why! It's well built and durable. However it only comes with a wood blade. Would be nice for the money if Skil Saw would put in a steel blade. I bought one at Home Depot online and was able to cut through the aluminum like BUTTER! Cut so easy I was amazed at how easy it was! Now I have tried to cut steel with the metal saw blade and it didn't work. IT was thick steel about 3/16ths thick like the Aluminum was and I wound up having to use a hack saw. I'm sure with a better blade it may work but I didn't have the time. I also would like to have seen a way to use a wet bath of oil to run across the blade or coolant to keep the blade cool but that would require a more professional type band saw for a machine shop application but what do you want for just $129 bucks. Yes, Lowes had it cheaper so HomeDepot matched the $129 price and then beat it by 10% more. The saw works great. It's worth the dough. And I love having it now. Will cut wood without a hitch too! Replacing the blade is super easy! It has a shop vac attachment that allows you too hook up your vacuum to it and suck out any shavings or saw dust. I had to go to Home Depot to get a rubber tube and C clamp apparatus from plumbing to fit my Rigid vac to it but it works great now. Also has an adjustable table and miter guide if you need it and fence. It comes with a bendable light. I recommend bolting it down to your bench through the holes in the base. It also comes with a safety key that you can remove and hide if you have kids so the unit will not turn on when you are not around. Unit only comes in one speed where as the old model it replaced was two speeds. I imagine you could buy a Credenza 300-Watt Plug-In Lamp Dimmer plug from Home Depot and use it to slow the saw speed down for more intricate work. All around a GREAT SAW! September 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nice little band saw I read the reviews for this saw and one said not enough power. I don't know what they were talking about. This unit has plenty of power, it will rip a 2x4 with no problem and cut 3/4 oak on a curve like butter. It has nice features although the rip fence is a little rough but with some care you can set it square and it locks well in place. Considering this is a bonus feature that other saws do not have it is pretty good. I would highly recommend this saw. Even though the reviews were mixed I wanted to check it out because of the no questions asked Home Depot return policy. I'm glad I did and I won't be using the return policy. November 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Just what I needed I NEEDED A BAND SAW AT A LOW COST AND THIS FIT THE BILL. AFTER REVIEWING YOU TUBE REVIEWS WITH ALL OTHER BRANDS I DECIDED TO GO WITH SKIL. I'M USING FOR MAKING BLANKS FOR PEN TURNING AND SMALL PROJECTS SO FAR NO PROBLEMS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. July 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bench top quality band saw not easy to install. blade popped off when cutting a curve. was not expecting the saw to cut curves like a scroll saw, but was expecting tighter curves then it can do. other operations, the saw performed as expected for a bench top tool. January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Add A Pro I really like my band saw . It was just want I was looking for . It is light weight and well built . Thanks !!!!! December 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Very Weak Adjustment Knobs I purchased this saw for Christmas primarily for pinewood derby cars for my grandsons' Cub Scout pack. The first time I went to adjust both the blade and the table the plastic knobs broke with just applying light pressure. This is a great band-saw at a reasonable price and is really good for my intended use but the knobs are not engineered properly and should be metal instead of plastic. May 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by No power, binds I bought this several months ago. I can not get it to cut straight and it has no power. Cutting through a one inch object and it stops. May 19, 2016
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