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    Default Where to get a good band saw or scroll saw?

    Reviews for the mastercraft and ryobi units from homedepot and canadian tire are crap. Anyone have a different brand/store they could recommend? Mainly hobby use.
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    BusyBee Tools, Or KMS i think they are called, by the strippers

    Also, Princess auto may have something decent.
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    https://www.feldercanada.com/product/hammer-17-bandsaw

    They have cheaper General International units too.

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    I bought a used Mastercraft scroll saw off kijiji for $50, no complaints. I've used it heaps

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    or watch kijiji for a used delta or rockwell
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    Originally posted by legendboy
    or watch kijiji for a used delta or rockwell
    Word. Delta or Rockwell from the 80s is better than what one can reasonably buy retail.

    If you're set on buying new, check out CanadianWoodworker across from Memory Express south.

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    I have one of the cheap ryobi ones. I abuse the shit out of it. If it breaks I'll buy a new one. On year 3 right now so I definitely got my money's worth.

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    My brother-in-law has a 15- or 20-year old Sears Craftsman and he uses it quite regularly for hobby wood projects and has not had any problems with it.

    Not sure the brand new Craftsman are built as well, but keep your eyes open for a good used one on Kijiji or at a garage sale.

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    In before ExtraSlow recommends Lee Valley.

    But seriously, you could try them.

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    Originally posted by mr2mike
    In before ExtraSlow recommends Lee Valley.

    But seriously, you could try them.
    I actually don't think they sell these, although that would have been my go-to choice.

    Busy Bee tools? I'm a bit out of touch with woodworking these days.
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    Originally posted by ExtraSlow

    I actually don't think they sell these, although that would have been my go-to choice.

    Busy Bee tools? I'm a bit out of touch with woodworking these days.
    Don't think they do. Lee valley is good for tools, and accessories, but not the machinery itself.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Hegner-Variabl.../dp/B000ANIQGC

    My uncle researches everything to death. He had me buy one of these off kijiji and ship it to Winnipeg.

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    buddy is a cabinet maker and uses a Laguna

    Not sure how much you want to spend but I think they are around the 2k mark.
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    Band saw or scroll saw?

    These are 2 completely different pieces of equipment, meant for 2 totally different things...

    What is the intended usage, because that determines what kind of saw you need, and might change the recommendation.

    Using a scroll saw to do rough dimensional cuts is going to suck, and you are going to be hampered by size. While using a band saw, even a small one, to do the intricate work of a scroll saw is going to be like asking a brain surgeon to operate while wearing 2 pairs of oven mitts...
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    http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00DQJPBOC/r...I1N62QPF07R915 would probably be my choice for a entry-level 14" band saw.

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    Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat
    http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00DQJPBOC/r...I1N62QPF07R915 would probably be my choice for a entry-level 14" band saw.
    Free shipping on a 200 LBS Band Saw. Oh man, to absorb that is going to suck
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    I think Im tilting towards scroll saw. Small wood work/bone carving for jewelery
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    Originally posted by spikerS


    Free shipping on a 200 LBS Band Saw. Oh man, to absorb that is going to suck
    Actually spikerS, I bet they still make a profit overall on shipping. We order a lot of product from a tile company and they changed, a year or two ago, to $80.00 delivery. One box of tile, one truckload of tile, no difference. One flat rate every time.

    I asked my rep how that worked out after a year, he said it's a success and they'll continue the program as it all balances out.
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    Originally posted by spikerS


    Free shipping on a 200 LBS Band Saw. Oh man, to absorb that is going to suck
    There was an almost identical model with free shipping for $600 - I went back to buy it and the price had gone up to $1300.

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    Originally posted by cycosis
    I think Im tilting towards scroll saw. Small wood work/bone carving for jewelery
    If this is for small jewelery work, why don't you just get a good quality fret saw? Hand work is fun and allows for some amazing detail work, but at the same time you can cut pretty fast when you want to. I use one to hand cut dovetails in wood up to 4/4 thick without issue...
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