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Model #3386-01

2.5 Amp Corded Electric 9 in. Portable Band Saw with Built-In Light

  • 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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Product Overview

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.

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Price
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/box
$29900
Ratings
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(249)
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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Power Tool FeaturesKeyed Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable SpeedKeyless Blade ChangeKeyless Blade Change,Variable SpeedCase Included,Keyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed
Cuts ThroughMetal,PlasticWoodMetal,WoodMetal
Included AccessoriesBladesBlades,Miter Fence,Rip FenceAllen Key/Wrench,CaseCase
Table Tilt Right Max (degrees)0000
Work Table Surface20.25 in. x 13 in.12 in. x 11.75 in.0 in. x 0 in.0 in. x 0 in.
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cutting Capacity Height / Height under Guide (In.)
3.5
Maximum Blade Length
59.5
Maximum Blade Width
0.375
Minimum Blade Width
0.125
Product Depth (in.)
30.75
Product Height (in.)
13
Product Width (in.)
16
Table Length (in.)
12
Table Width (in.)
11.75
Work Table Surface
12 in. x 11.75 in.

Details

Amperage (amps)
2.5
Band Saw Type
Vertical
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Construction Material
Composite
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Portable Band Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Cuts Through
Wood
Cutting Capacity Width / Depth Of Throat(In.)
9
Included Accessories
Blades,Miter Fence,Rip Fence
Minimum Blade Length
59.25
Portability
Portable
Power Tool Features
Keyless Blade Change
Product Weight (lb.)
36.4
Returnable
180-Day
Table Tilt Left Max (degrees)
0
Table Tilt Right Max (degrees)
0
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty, with registration

Questions & Answers

53Questions23Answers

Concerning the tension adjusting mechanism. Where does the spring fit into the mechanism? I can't...

Asked by fotojack February 15, 2020
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Answer

Hello Fotojack, For further assistance with the tools assembly please contact our Customer Support line at 1-877-754-5999. Thank you for your inquiry!

I am interested in purchasing this saw. However, Home Depot advises it is currently not available...

Asked by AA January 27, 2020
4
Answers

You will have to ask the manufacturer that question. They will know if it is still being made.

Can l turn off the saw's light while cutting? It seems a waste of the bulb during the daytime

Asked by Babysah December 17, 2019
1
Answer

Hello Babysah, The LED work lamp does not have a separate on and off function. Thank you for your inquiry!

HOW TO APPLY FOR MILITARY DISCOUNT?

Asked by tom November 30, 2019
1
Answer

Hi Tom, the Home Depot Military discount is only available for in-store purchases and does not apply to online transactions. A valid Military ID must be presented at the time of purchase and the owner of the ID must be the purchaser present. We verify eligibility on each purchase to ensure only qualified Military service members and veterans receive The Home Depot Military discount. We appreciate your service to our country and also your business. We look forward to assisting you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

Will this band saw cut through acrylic material 1x1"?

Asked by Woodturner750 November 29, 2019
2
Answers

Yes it will. Just remember that it will melt as you're pushing the material through. Feed the material through slowly and it will work fine.

Does it have a quick changelever?

Asked by Jonas November 27, 2019
1
Answer

Hello jonas, We would like to get more information on your question to give an accurate response. Please contact our Customer Support line at 1-877-754-5999. Thank you for your inquiry!

What is the horsepower for this tool? Not amps It clearly states that.

Asked by Paolo November 24, 2019
1
Answer

Hello Paolo, This model has 2800 RPM and is not rated in horsepower at this time, for further information you may contact our Customer Support line at 1-877-754-5999. Thank you for your inquiry.

Can you get different widths blades

Asked by Packerz62 November 11, 2019
4
Answers

Yes. Up to 3/8 inch. You must adjust upper and lower blade guides.

Will this Skil band saw fit to a shop vac Vacuum?

Asked by Jim November 9, 2019
3
Answers

Yes! This band saw has a 1 1/2" port that will accept a vacuum hose.

I want to buy this saw but I need to see the options of metal cutting blades

Asked by Bk September 2, 2019
5
Answers

This is a wood bandsaw only!

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Customer Reviews

  • 249 Customer Reviews
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars overall
77% of customers recommended.
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Good band saw
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This is a really nice band saw. I have used it a lot even though I just got it. I recommend it.
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Great hobby machine
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It's a very good machine, it's not for production. It has sawn out two rocking chairs from curly maple. You take your time it does a great job. Well worth the money spent.
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This is an excellent bandsaw especially for the price. With a few adjustments and fine tuning, th...
This is an excellent bandsaw especially for the price. With a few adjustments and fine tuning, this saw exceeds my expectations. For example, The metal blade guides were replaced with oil soaked cherry dowels. Worth every penny .
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No as expected
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Not as good as I thought. It oes not cut smooth. Does not handle 2 by material very well.
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Response from ServiceSeptember 25, 2019
We're sorry to hear that, Bob. If you haven't already, please give us a call at your earliest opportunity and we'll make this right. You can reach us at 1-877-SKIL-999 (1-877-754-5999). We can help!
I purchased a band saw from another vendor and it failed. The replacement also failed, so I went ...
I purchased a band saw from another vendor and it failed. The replacement also failed, so I went with a SKIL band saw. It's clearly a better built product and the blade cuts straighter than the other previous saws. Plus, the blade was already installed, which is not always an easy process. Additionally, the light makes cutting more exact, because you can easily see the wood moving through the blade. The only feature I was not happy with was the 1 1/2" vacuum connection. All of my other saws are setup with 2" connections, so an adapter is required. However, SKIL doesn't sell one, so I had to find one on my own, which took some research. My suggestion is for SKIL to either change the vacuum connection to 2", or at the very least include the adapter, which is not all that expensive. That said, I really like the saw.
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Absolutely THE BEST 9" bandsaw available. Considering it's price point it is clearly superior to ...
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Absolutely THE BEST 9" bandsaw available. Considering it's price point it is clearly superior to it's competition. I have some experience with 9" bandsaws, having owned both Ryobi & Wen. This is the best of the three. I'll list the features & how the other two compare. Starting with the table, it is superior. Solid & sturdy, it tilts to 45' degrees with the same basic gear mechanism as the other two, but this one is built better, smoother, holds better, & is more accurate. It doesn't have superfluous decorative markings like the other two. The grooves on the Skil table serve a function, and decorative slots are non-existent. Right out of the box it required no squaring, which both the others did. The table includes a fence. The Ryobi doesn't, the Wen does, but the Skil is built better, & has measurements at both ends to make sure you get the fence straight, the Wen does not. All three include a miter guage, but the Skil is superior. Both the other two were sloppy with a lot of play & merely rested in the groove. This miter is tighter, & it doesn't just rest in the groove being held by gravity, it has a t-slot design so the miter doesn't lift out accidentally. This is how it SHOULD be. The Skil includes a re-positional LED light that you can literally position anywhere you need light. Neither of the other two have this. The frame & base are cast aluminum and very solid. Both the other two are welded steel and subject to variances in manufacturing straightness and flatness of the base. The Skil frame is rigid and the base flat. It is quieter than the Wen and about the same loudness as the Ryobi. It includes a brush to brush away debris from the lower drive wheel, where chunks & dust fall. The Wen has this but the Ryobi doesn't. The vacuum port is an integral part of the aluminum casting. Both the Ryobi & the Wen had bolted on plastic ports, & in the case of the Wen, not bolted on very well. The Ryobi's blade tensioning system is superior to the Skil, but not so much as to sway minimize the Skil's overall superiority. The Wen's tensioning system was a disaster day 1 generating 3 calls to Wen & ultimately return of the product. All three have a window to check blade tracking. The Ryobi is the clear winner here. It offers a superior mechanism and easier adjustment. The blade guard is solid metal on the Skil. Both the others had plastic components, & in the case of the Wen, fragile plastic components. The Skil blade guard did not track as well as the Ryobi when raising & lowering. It was annoying, but ultimately not a problem as you can easily adjust the side to side positioning manually. The Skil required that extra attention to positioning and subsequent effort, but again, not enough of a deal breaker to make it inferior. The access door, while plastic, is superior to both it's competitors. The Ryobi had a plastic door, but was was hampered by finicky clasps that appeared would break with much use. The Wen has a metal door, while nice theoretically, the manufacturing quality was so poor it didn't close properly, requiring manual filing to get it to shut. The Wen features the same type of closure knobs as the Skil, but the Skil's are of higher quality and better workmanship. The lower wheel adjustment setup on the Skil is superior to the other two, & the Wen's was outright scary, featuring massive protrusions that looked prone to trouble and the manual warned to check motor-belt tightness before even using the Wen, a sure sign of quality control problems. No such warning with the Skil, & indeed, no issue with belt tightness. The drive wheel's in the Skil are about the same quality as the Ryobi, & both are superior to the Wen. When you consider the additional features, quality of construction, attention to detail, & the price, the Skil is CLEARLY, the 9" inch bandsaw to own. The operation manual for the Skil is also superior to the other two, with clear instructions, helpful tips, and a logical organization. The Wen's was the worst. From a looks stand-point, I thought the Skil looked garish & unsophisticated in the pictures, but sitting on the benchtop it looks spectacular. The best of the three. The red somehow manages to be attractive, without being overly noticeable. Oh, I should mention the Skil's packaging design, while beautiful to behold, is inferior to either the other two bandsaws. It opens on the top or bottom and it is nearly impossible to extract the saw effectively. The Ryobi & Wen both open on the side, which makes much more sense. In the case of the Skil, OPEN THE BOX AT THE BOTTOM, not the top, & slide the box off the styrofoam ensconced saw. Home Depot should make the Skil saw the one they carry in the store, on the shelf. More features, better quality, and a great price make it a winner.
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In the photo, you can spot my saw on my "command center". Nice addition to my shop. Have found ...
In the photo, you can spot my saw on my "command center". Nice addition to my shop. Have found it to do as well as expected. Excellent craftsmanship (for the price), I would definitely recommend this for any hobbyist.
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I bought this saw to make a 7 inch scale nativity crèche out of wood and for other future small p...
I bought this saw to make a 7 inch scale nativity crèche out of wood and for other future small projects. For the money, this is the best value in 9 inch band saws since you get a rip fence, miter gauge, and LED light. I don't recommend this for production work, but if you are a hobbyist that only needs this a few times a year, this saw is for you. I would have gave this product 5 stars but only because miter gauge kept getting stuck along the track. The cause of this problem is the excess flashing along the miter gauge track created during the casting process of the table. The fix is by removing the flashing(s) by simply filing it down.
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Started to assemble. 1st step attach table to fixture. Well one bolt fit properly the other 3 are...
Started to assemble. 1st step attach table to fixture. Well one bolt fit properly the other 3 are too short. Looked to see what I had to replace the bolts but of course didn't have any that size. Called Skil and lady ask what to do and she asked for part number of bolt of which there is no p/n in the owners manual. she pulled it up in her computer, verified no pn and to purchase at Lowes or Home Depot. Went to HD. salesman helping another individual. I tried to match but bolts are metric so no joy. Of course salesman disappeared. So no help. I purchased new screw head type bolts only to get home and are too small. Frustration is really building now. The bandsaw was made in China. I'm thinking there is No Quality Assurance at manufacturer to ensure pieces fit like they are supposed to. I'll make one more trip to HD Again at my expense to see if I can buy actual bolts and if I can't I Will Return the whole unit. To date haven't even run it yet. Very Disappointing.
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Small projects
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I only used it for small jobs, and so far it feels good. but the blade guard adjustment knob broke while loosening it to adjust the height of blade opening. I am using a small wrench instead.
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