Pledge: Bandsaw

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The old bandsaw has been chewing up it's old guard and may be dangerous. Let's get a more serious one.

Pledge leader: Bluekieran(?)


There's a Record 350 bandsaw up for auction at the moment. It completes at 11am on 26th July. We'd like to bid, probably up to about £300 but the pledges below are old. If you're able to pledge again, please do it.

In order to try to keep the machine in good order, I would suggest that :

  • To be used only for wood
  • To be made available only when it can be known who uses it (ACnode, or supervised)
  • Any abuse (lack of cleaning, metal swarf) to be reported

The Item (original pledge)

  • Suggested model.
    • That looks like a decent bit of kit. It may well be more useful than the current one but don't think of it as a replacement - despite the similar name, they're intended for quite different jobs. A vertical bandsaw is like a heavy duty fretsaw, and used mainly for wood. A decent one fitted with a fine blade will also cope with sheet metal. A horizontal bandsaw is a faster replacement for the power hacksaw, or donkey saw - it's intended for cutting metal bars. The chinese ones are ubiquitous but generally intended for fairly light use - however people have investigated their failings and got good use out of them. See some useful repair links.
      • I'm sure you can get vertical bandsaws that are suitable for metal as well. They just have a lower range of speeds, and perhaps more support for the back of the blade (because more feeding force is required).

Final price will obviously depend on model. The Hackspace may be able to cover

£220 seems enough to get an equivalent machine to the suggested one if we go second hand, just checked eBay and it seems like there is a few options to go for!


  • £50 YetiFiasco
  • £50 ChrisLowis
  • £30 Renato
  • £50 Antonio

Old pledges

  • £30 -- Jakob
  • £20 --Bluekieran 11:51, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
  • £50 -- Niels
  • £30 -- Jonty
  • £50 -- Luke
  • £20 -- Elliot
  • £20 -- Solexious
  • £50 -- Cadmus (talk) 13:09, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Running total: £270

Approximate target: £500

Paid: £0