Pluses: Although all "deluxe" bandsaws come with blade-tension quick-release handles, only this saw’s orange handle can be seen clearly from the operator position when untensioned.…
That helps prevent accidental start-ups with an untensioned blade. This saw comes with a 6" riser-block kit as standard equipment, as well as 3⁄8" blade. The task light mounts and works behind the upper blade guidepost, which we prefer. It’s nice to have cabinet-mounted hooks for storing the rip fence and miter gauge. Minuses: Despite a 11⁄2-hp rated motor, this saw bogged down frequently in our resaw testing, necessitating a slower feed rate. The 1⁄4" plastic tubing intended to blow dust off the cutline does little good. And the motor sits inside the lower cabinet, negating potential storage space.
Ease of Use
out of 5