Hah, I seem to have a run on saws at the moment. A shiny new Axminster bandsaw arrived today (and yes, I know what you're thinking-he's moving house, why the heck would he get a new saw now?) Well I got fed up waiting for the move to happen (hopefully the end of the month/or your guess is as good as mine) Also April was the end of my financial year and the more money I could spend the better my tax bill. Me being sorta kinda a professional woodworker. Henceforth the bandsaw. i was going to make Axminster hold onto it until the move but as the weeks slip by I thought "what the heck!".
First impressions (after the hilarious "it's too tall to fit through the door" moment) are good. It is very well built with serious steel in the frame, a lovely polished cast iron table (that is flat!!), big cast iron wheels, decent fence and a laser so you can see where to cut. No, that's not a joke, they supplied a little lazer to fit so you know where the blade will cut. Just in case you don't notice the flipping great blade flying round and round in front of you ;) Needless to say, the laser has not been fitted. Maybe I could it to a hand plane..........;)