The SKIL 3386-01 2.5 Amp 9 Inch Band Saw is the vertical band saw of choice for novice woodworkers. It provides all the necessary equipment to rip lumber and cut complicated shapes into your workpiece.
The 1-speed motor can be used on wood or metal based materials, but works best with wood using the 6-TPI blade. To keep your work area clear, its 1 ½ inch dust port will collect any sawdust created, keeping your eyes and your workshop free from contaminants.
User-friendly benefits include an articulating LED light that allows for a clearer cut line and view of your workpiece and a rack and pinion table adjustment that allows the user to adjust angle and height with ease.
The SKIL 3386-01 2.5 Amp 9 Inch Band Saw allows for a range of cuts, including complicated shapes and lines, straight cuts using the rip fence, and cross cuts with its custom miter gauge, making it the tool of choice for amateur woodworkers.
For someone in the market for a more serious machine with a bit of torque, the SKIL 3386-01 2.5 Amp 9 Inch Band Saw is not the right fit. This vertical band saw would make the ideal addition to an amateur or hobbyist woodworker who wants an easy-to-use machine to start out with, or just something to perform cuts on a more lightweight material.
Its price range is attractive, again adding to its appeal as a first time woodworker’s dream, and can be purchased for just over $100 at the right places. However, you do get what you pay for here as this band saw can feel a bit flimsy in certain areas and not as high quality as its competitors. Once out of the box, it was a breeze to set up and configure, and even easier to keep clean and maintain.Buy SKIL Band Saw
There were some issues with vibration when using, and it required quite a bit of aligning to keep it cutting correctly. The vibration was bad enough at points that it affected the precision of the cut, so it’s not always entirely accurate.
Overall, this machine is perfect for lightweight woodworkers, hobbyists, or even someone who wants a band saw to perform some odd jobs around the home. If you’re after something a little more serious, this machine is probably not the choice for you.