Have a 14" BS, but SWMBO would like to make another doll house. Looked at
Delta SM400, a 9". $100 @ Amazon. Only one review at Amazon, and negative
at that. Anyone have any input on this saw? Or another one....Thanks Rick
On Wed, 06 Dec 2006 22:08:28 -0600, Rick Samuel wrote:
My first reaction is to get a scroll saw.
If you've got *block* guides on your 14" there isn't anything that the
SM400 will do that the 14" won't and the 14 should do all of them better.
If you've got *roller* guides on your 14", it probably can't use a 1/16"
blade--most with roller guides can only go as narrow as 1/8--in that case,
if it _has_ to be a band saw the SM400 might not be a bad choice--with
wider blades it's probably not too good but a 1/16 doesn't need a lot of
force to tension properly.
Rather than buy another band saw just to use a single very narrow blade
though I'd go for a scroll saw that's designed for that kind of work.
More negative input, but I don't want to get too into it.
For a dollhouse, maybe you'd be better off with a scroll saw- I don't
know for certain, but I would imagine that *none* of the small
bandsaws are very good.
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