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H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby MosquitoMoto » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:49 pm

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Some time ago I read a post by Coldman, who had picked up a horizontal band saw by Aussie outfit Hare & Forbes as an answer to the problems he'd been having with abrasive saws.

I also grabbed one just before Christmas. Wow. What a great change. Accurate, repeatable cutting, quieter, no more abrasive dust, sparks and stank all over my shed.

Great service from H&F too (I have no association with them, I'm just a happy customer).

Thanks for the tip, Coldie!


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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby Poland308 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:56 pm

Wait a second... didn’t you already have a band saw? Or two? :D
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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby MosquitoMoto » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:30 am

Poland308 wrote:Wait a second... didn’t you already have a band saw? Or two? :D


Um...possibly? ;) You could say it is becoming a habit...

But in all seriousness, I have two uprights, a big 14 inch that I use for al-ooo-min-um, and a little baby Woodfast upright that I use for interfering with dead tree carcasses, as my favourite Canadian YouTuber would say.

Neither does steel, so I had a legitimate excuse to get the new H&F horizontal. Honest!



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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby tweake » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:02 am

will be interesting to see how that goes. i was looking at the stand version of that one.
what blades do you think are best for it?
tweak it until it breaks
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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby Poland308 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:04 am

Saws are like hammers. Each one is a little different, but just right for a certain job.
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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby tweake » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Poland308 wrote:Saws are like hammers. Each one is a little different, but just right for a certain job.

and you can always use a bigger hammer! :lol:
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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby MosquitoMoto » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:03 pm

tweake wrote:will be interesting to see how that goes. i was looking at the stand version of that one.
what blades do you think are best for it?


Early days. I'm using a 14 TPI HSS blade for the moment but I have a bi-metal blade waiting in the wings for cutting stainless. I'll post my thoughts when I have more experience with the saw and various blades.

Going great at the moment though. I am really enjoying the accurate cutting and lack of mess in my shed. The portability is a big plus, too. For cutting long/awkward pieces, I just take the saw out of my (too small) shed and set up in the backyard.



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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby Poland308 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:00 pm

How big is the blade? Is it just a regular portaban blade or is it bigger?
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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby tungstendipper » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:06 pm

Poland308 wrote:How big is the blade? Is it just a regular portaban blade or is it bigger?


You beat me to it. I was going to ask the same thing. Do you mount it on the bench or floor?
Is it bigger than a bread box?
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Re: H&F horizontal band saw (Aussie)

Postby MosquitoMoto » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:51 pm

tungstendipper wrote:
Poland308 wrote:How big is the blade? Is it just a regular portaban blade or is it bigger?


You beat me to it. I was going to ask the same thing. Do you mount it on the bench or floor?
Is it bigger than a bread box?


'Longer than a bread box?' Um, I don't know, as I've never owned or seen a bread box! :D

But seriously, the saw is around 700mm (just over 2 feet long in freedom increments). I haven't mounted it anywhere at the moment as I'm happy for it to stay portable. I put it on the bench or floor as need be depending on the size of the job t hand.

Blad length is 1440mm which I think is just shy of 57 inches. The blade I'm staring at is marked '1440X13X8.5 TPI Bialfa Cobalt M42'.

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