|Paul Boorman||08/05/2014 11:27:26|
|2 forum posts|
I am looking at buying a small bench top band saw.
At the moment I do not want to spend more than around £250 - £300.
I really like the look & spec of the Record BS250 but I am also considering the Scheppach basa 1
Does anyone here have any views on either of these two saws? Which is better?
The main things that attracted me to the record is that is has a cast iron table and an induction motor, along with a good overall build quality.
I have looked at others but of course their are so many.
Any advice or suggestions would be really helpful.
|Paul Boorman||08/05/2014 11:35:25|
|2 forum posts|
Oh I forgot to mention I also like the look of the Metabo Band Saw BAS 260 Swift
|Big Al||08/05/2014 17:41:34|
|1596 forum posts|
I did own a small record bandsaw many years ago but found it too small and ended up buying a SIP 14" heavy duty saw which suits my needs. Although I have never tried the sheppach, if its as good as my sheppach planer thicknesser, then it wont disappoint.
Also the record saw that I owned was a bit on the underpowered side and I seem to remember that I had to replace a part due to it failing, yet I looked after the saw and hardly used it.
|Graham Alexander||06/06/2014 15:36:53|
14 forum posts
Hi, I would go for the record, I own a scheppach 3 and it is a very fickle machine, not to mention the parts for it are very expensive compared to the record ( also you have to deal with nma to get them and they are not the most helpful in my opinion.
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