Well, I've bought a pretty serious tool...a 12" Record bandsaw! Got it from eBay at a good price. I'd been looking at prices of new ones, but for a decent sized one they were out of my budget..and seeing as this is pretty much the same one as JuJu has I thought it would be a safe bet.  It needed a bit of work to get it running right..a new bandwheel tyre and a new blade, but for half the price of new I reckon it was a good buy. It's already proving its worth, as tedious jobs with a handsaw which were physically hard work jobs such a cutting a taper on a neck or cutting the notch out of a thru' neck where it goes under the top are done in a matter of seconds.

 

It's perhaps more kit than I really need, but inevitably with this sort of tool, you'll find it capable of doing some serious work that you perhaps wouldn't have even considered without it. For example I can easily re-saw 3 inch hardwood to make fretboard blanks..a job that I really wouldn't have entertained doing by hand.

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Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on March 12, 2011 at 6:30am
Hi John. Invaluable machine. Mine went wrong around Christmas and I had to get the motor rewound but I was frustrated as hell when I couldn't use it. I'm sure you will wonder how you ever managed without it.
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on March 10, 2011 at 12:46pm
Yes, loads of sets for track testing..that's the back of my twin Subaru-engined TonyKart under the dust cover at the righthand side of the pic.
Comment by Mark Bliss on March 10, 2011 at 12:38pm
Go cart tires in the rack?

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