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Skil bandsaw I waited three months for Lowes to get in their new red bandsaw,the one with thr laser and flex light, don't even remember the model...anyway , it lasted SEVEN minutes before the motor seized, let it cool, started up ,tripped relay in just seconds, all while cutting 1' BASSWOOD! Typical chinese junk..Lowes refunded my money.. back to my old gear driven B&D..Buyer beware..Yeah ..I know, it's a 100.00 dollar bandsaw ,but it ought to last a year and a day before the thing quits, like my Craftsman drill press..former Craftsman, loyal buyer,Before they went offshore,,thanks for listening to my complaints..Moral..spend the money and try to buy quality stuff. John Coryea

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I too just purchased the 9" Skil Band Saw. I was able to cut 1" wood but when it came to cutting 3" of Pine it gave up. Just not enough power, especially when it came to making a sweeping curve. Taking it back to Lowe's today. Not sure what I will do now except look at better/more expensive models. Every work shop needs a Band saw.
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Well said John. We have all purchased a cheap tool along the way only to find that it was truly made only to be sold, not to actually use. On the other hand, some quality tools are so very expensive. I have finally concluded that a tool I only use once in a blue moon is best to rent, not purchase outright.

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