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Re: portable metal-cutting shears

To: Eugene D Abbondelo <>
Subject: Re: portable metal-cutting shears
From: Jim Juhas <>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 21:44:20 -0400
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?

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