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Old 10-11-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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I'm after a band saw to cut injection moulded plastics and thin wood.

Anyone suggestions or alternative tools?
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:24 PM   #2
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Axminster tools make a beautiful range of modelling power tools, band saws, pillar drill etc., but they are more expensive than full sized versions.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:28 PM   #3
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Ginger, look at FFX, folkestone fixings Scheppach HBS 20, 132. Good price. john
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Look at the throat depth for around 100 there around 8" if this is enough, 300 they get to 10", 400 there 12" the thickness of cut isn't important with thin wood plastic, but the throat size could be.....
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a scroll saw might be a better choice,
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i have both, but tend to use scroll saw for shaping. Need a few spare blades though. john
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Scroll saws are a alternative fix a fence on the cutting bed and it should cut a straight along a line, this type can be brought second hand for around 50 there solid castings and made to last mine around 25 years old
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no need for a fence on a scroll saw, to keep a straight line the workpiece has to be moved to compensate for blade drift, plenty of tutorials on scroll sawing on youtube, and recently kennysearrings has done one that does cover the basics quite well, here's part 1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b_FWeCcFeg
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I have never tried Dynax as i have a bandsaw, just a thought as i would think it should work, will give it a try next week as i'm in the workshop all week.....
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Just popping in to thank you all for the useful thoughts.

Yelrow: I went looking on the ff site, but they didn't seem to stock the model you mentioned. An alternative online retailer did: but not for the price you mention. Is 140 still good value for money with that model?

A quick search on an alternative online retailer, I'm thinking about something akin to: Draper 13773 200mm 250W 230V Two Wheel Bandsaw
Any further thoughts on things to avoid?

An 8" throat is plenty for what I currently have in mind. I can't see myself using it for anything bigger than that at any point. *Currently.
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