i friend gave me this saw. i dont know anything about it. all it says
on it is metabo and "nur im langsamen gang sägen" which when i
translated i got "only in the slow course saw" im looking for
information about the the saw: the throat capacity, max height it can
cut, what blades it can take, where to get blades for it, what is the
reccomended motor power and speed to use with it, a copy pf the
machines manual, etc. the place where the motor can be attached has a
12 pointed star shape. to see pictures go to:
Ah, yes -- this bandsaw needs to be driven by a Metabo mains powered drill.
You take the chuck off and slide the drill into that collar around the 12 point
star - the large hex nut that normally sits behind the chuck on a Metabo drill
will engage the drive of your attachment bandsaw. Unfortunately they did change
the size of the hex at one point as well as the size of the collar! The pro
drills have a bigger collar than the home handyman ones, and you may need to
fit an adapter ( a bush for the hex, or a nylon ring for the collar).
The reference to the slow sawing would apply to the speed setting on the drill:
virtually all Metabo drills have a mechanical gearbox where you can dial slow
(turtle) or fast (hare) - they want you to use low gear (German: "Gang" can
mean a course of a meal, but also a gear (car, machinery) or a walk).
For further info, it's possible that Metabo has joined forces with Makita, (or
was that Dolmar?) ... but I am pretty sure they will have a distributor in your
On the whole I reckon: don't bother. I've had one or three of those home
handyman drill attachments (presents from my non-tool-using father) and they
are not up to doing anything serious with. Even a 50 dollar tabletop Ryobi b/s
can probably do a better job (and I despise Ryobi). Metabo pro tools are
absolutely top of the line, but as far as I know they've given up on those
attachments as a lost cause, years ago. Doubtful you'll get parts unless it's
(your link to pictures is useless b.t.w. since it requires a login)
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