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My experience has been that you have to change the belt every time you go from wood to metal on the lever types (notice the Ebay saw has only 1 belt) but you can leave both belts (they come in an odd sized set from Delta) on the newer saw, which is much easier.
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I use it for cutting small things to length, like bolts that I would previously have used a hacksaw for.
If you're cutting 4130N, or even mild steel for that matter, at thicknesses above, say, 2 mm, just draw your parts out in CAD, create a dxf file and give it to a laser cutting service. If you're cutting 4130N, or even mild steel for that matter, at thicknesses above, say, 2 mm, just draw your parts out in CAD, create a dxf file and give it to a laser cutting service. The saw is 3-speed - I only use it on the slowest unless I am cutting Aluminum, in which case I use the fastest speed. I've actually heard of people using tread mill motors(with the speed controls) and mounting them to their bandsaws.
Originally Posted by Papakeith I've actually heard of people using tread mill motors(with the speed controls) and mounting them to their bandsaws.


The low speeds (for metal cutting) are selected using the multi-step cone pulleys, so this saw apparently does have that capability. But I see the pipe elbow at the bottom of the front foot, which is the oil fill for the metal cutting gear box.
I use it for cutting metal to shape for fabricating stuff like the belt grinder i just finished.
Not only will it prolong your blade life, but it will also cut down on the amount of metal shavings flying around.
I built a decision matrix program, and after running all the possiblities, bought a Harbor Freight metal cutting band saw for $169 and a benchtop wood cutting saw from Sears for $119.
I think that a lot of people are comparing this to the wood only model and that is not quite fair.
I know this is similar to another recent post, but I would like to know if anyone out there has swapped out the pulleys on a 14" Delta woodcutting bandsaw so they can cut metal barstock with it.
I also lube the outboard side of the blade with cutting fluid that I drip on a small brush, and make sure to let the saw cut without forcing the material through.


I don't think this has ever cut anything but soft wood judging by the condition of everything. I don't see any evidence of a gearbox needed to slow a wood cutting saw down to metal cutting speeds. I figure that with a metal cutting blade I should be able to cut out a blank in steel fairly easily. I have a Rockwell catalog that shows both models and that elbow is the only easily seen difference that marks the metal cutting model.
The irony in this is I had been looking for a nice small Vertical bandsaw for quite a while.



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