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Deep cutting well and decent blades
Out of the box, most bandsaws either have no blade or a less than ideal blade. This one was actually pretty good out of the box on both wood and mild steel. I like that the cut path is deep too. I can easily cut through 3" metal stock using this saw. Cuts pretty quick, especially if you spray cutting fluid on the blade and the medium as you're using it. Easy to control with the wide grip. Very minimal kickback, even in heavy materials.
April 25, 2013
Inexpensive and cuts quickly at first. Then the blades started slipping off the rollers more and more frequently. I spend more time putting the blades back on than actually using the saw. Basically the saw lasted about as long as 3 blades.
December 19, 2012
The product was better than i had expected. It cut Metal very easy and for a person that needs to cut all types of metal it did what i bought it for
August 13, 2012
Outstanding portable bandsaw!
Cuts metal like a hot knife through butter! I use it for fabrication and it has worked great! A little noisy but not bad. For the price it's a real deal!
January 16, 2012
I was somewhat reluctant to purchase this saw until I read the existing customer reviews on it. I purchased one and have used it numerous times. I use it for my restoration work and I am impressed with the quality for price. It works as advertised and I would recommend it to others.
January 16, 2012
I've used this tool for over a year now and I do a lot of metal work in my shop. This product has done everything as the discription says. I've cut 3" solid steel and saw performs excellent. Good buy!
October 12, 2011
Used the saw to cut 67 wrought iron balasters and it worked great. No real signs of tread wear on the blade after making the cuts so probably could cut double or triple that amount before changing the blade. Really great tool for the price.
June 6, 2011
I bought this band saw to cut down wrought iron balusters and it works great! It cut through metal balusters beautifully! My only mistake was not buying an extra blade or two at the same time when I bought the saw. I cut about 60 balusters when I realized that the blade was wearing out. Unfortunately, local hardware stores (even the large stores) don't carry the correct sized blades needed for a portable band saw. So I had to order online. Other than that, this was a great saw at a great price! Got the job done.
March 26, 2011
Saw Loud but Works Good
Saw works well but is extremely loud and could be annoying if used for long periods of time
March 14, 2011
Everything I expected and more
The hand held band saw I purchased from Northern is everything I expected it to be and much, much more. It's such a labor saver that I've been kicking myself for not purchasing one years ago.
I do a lot of metal fabrication and welding and I had been using a die grinder to cut the heavier pieces of metal and pipe. This saw saves so much time and effort that it's simply amazing.
The weight of the saw does all the work. All I have to do is hold it in place and guide it on the corners. It's wonderful.
August 23, 2010