See Google group for original discussion, together with the suggestion that it be used for cutting larger pieces of timber - opening up the possibility that we also get a Scrollsaw for fine, curved work.
Currently the workshop has a Bandsaw. Jake posted a message on the Google groups pointing out:
"The current bandsaw gets a lot of use. Since we bought a new pillar drill a larger floor standing bandsaw seems like the next logical step.
It's also not perfect, the blade wanders, and it doesn't have a steady cut speed, it seems to cut well then appears to slow down, plus the vibrations cause the blade to move around a lot. In general it can be a pain to do some work on it.
To that end, a pledge was started, in order to prompt the purchase of a better bandsaw. Suitable models (listed below) costing in the range £350 - £500 are being considered,
|Seb Price||£10||Y||In cashbox|
|Andrew Th||£20||Y||Bank transfer|
|Ian D||£20||Y||Bank transfer|
|James F||£20||Y||Bank transfer|
|Matt Little||£10||Y||Bank Transfer 27/9/13|
|Michael E||£10||Y||Bank transfer|
Possible saws to choose from (extracted from the Google Group):