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Record BS250 or scheppach basa 1 Bandsaw

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Paul Boorman08/05/2014 11:27:26
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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.

Thank you


Paul Boorman08/05/2014 11:35:25
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Oh I forgot to mention I also like the look of the Metabo Band Saw BAS 260 Swift



Big Al08/05/2014 17:41:34
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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 Alexander06/06/2014 15:36:53
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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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