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At the end of last year I was kind of hoping that our tax return would be enough to let me buy a new big ticket tool for my workshop (I define “big ticket” as over $200.00). I knew I wanted to that tool to be a bandsaw, the question was really WHICH bandsaw to get.

I googled, I did searches on You Tube, I visited manufacturers websites, I posted questions in woodworking forums. I created a comparison chart of 15 different band saws from 10 different manufacturers, comparing resaw capacity, table size, horsepower, price, etc…

Imagine my surprise when after all my research I ended up concluding that the Sears Craftsman 14” bandsaw (for me) was going to be the best bang for the buck.

The bandsaw, in the box, weighs in at 223lbs. Its a good 30 feet, uphill, over soft ground, from where I can park my truck to the front door of my shop… ugh. I did finally get it in the shop, get it up on a table (which was really the hardest part), and then spent about 4 hours over 3 nights putting it together.

Craftsman 14

Detail Label

And because my lovely wife lets me do this crazy woodworking thing that I love so much, I just had to make something for her:

Wood Blank

Heart Cut Out

Hearts x 2

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Comment by Kerry Drake on April 27, 2010 at 7:19am
My shop time has been pretty limited over the last couple weeks, so I have not real updates as of yet.
Comment by Jim Taylor on April 26, 2010 at 9:07pm
Now that you have had it awhile, how do you like it? I've looked at it before in a Sears store and was pretty impressed.
Comment by James Pratt on April 18, 2010 at 4:20pm
Ok, Part 1 was nice, Part 2 just makes me officially jealous. I am affraid of any other subsiquent Part3....... You may just have to adopt me, unless you live somewhere Cold! LOL. I am not the cold weather kind of person, Burrrrrrrrrrrr.
Good stuff Kerry.
Comment by Kim C on April 17, 2010 at 8:05am
I like part 2 ... because you got to take it back from the government! LOL
Comment by Kerry Drake on April 16, 2010 at 12:31pm
David, no problem with the call. The ONLY thing I have cut so far is the heart shape shown above.
Comment by David Dean on April 16, 2010 at 12:25pm
cool you got it so have you trad any hard wood yet and I my call you for help when I put a new balde on my band saw I dont now hal to ajust for the balde.
Dave

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