About 5, 6 years ago, I purchased the 3 (4?) speed 14 HF Woodworking Bandsaw
on sale for about $220. I also ordered the riser kit to extend the resaw
capability to 12". It took for....ev...............er.... to get it, a
couple of months. IIRC, the saw went together without any trouble.
Make no mistake, it's not a PM or Laguna, but it has served me well and was
worth the money. The guides and table trunnions are a bit on the light
side, and frankly, if you were doing a lot of resawing or veneer making,
you'd want a better saw. But, for 2 or 300 bucks, I think it's worth it.
I use it mostly for curved parts and some veneer and resaw work. I think
it's the same saw as some of the branded chaiwanese imports, with the
exception of the guides.
Others will chime in...