I have one of these band saws. I've had it for years, and paid about $100 for
it from HF. The blade is rather wide so can not cut a tight radius pattern.
Also on mine, the entire machine is not quite square, so a cut through a thick
piece gives a noticeable taper top to bottom. Since most of my cuts are
heavy stock to use in welded projects, I can correct this in the fit up. When
I need to be more square, I use a thick piece of stock I know to be true to
guide the blade.
All the other comments I agree with.
Eugene D Abbondelo wrote:
> I've been thinking about getting the Harbor Freight (Horrible Fright) band
>saw for cutting bar stock, angle iron, etc. Anyone have the model John linked
>to and do they like it? How good is it for fairly thick steel, like cutting a
>pattern out of 1/4 inch steel plate?