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Small Wood Bandsaw

Some people have noticed and asked about the new small wood cutting bandsaw in my studio.

It is a “WEN 3939T 2.8-Amp 9-Inch Benchtop Band Saw”. It was $208 when I purchased it on 1/24/2020. I see it is now $179 on Amazon on 5/10/2020. Err…

Beware! WEN makes two different 9″ bandsaw that look almost identical. I decided to go with the WEN model 3939T because the blade guides are roller bearings rather than metal blocks. It is also a little more powerful than the WEN model 3959.

I am very happy with this little bandsaw. I got it 4 months ago. I use it to cut up small things. Thin plywood, etc.

I can cut 2″ thick hard maple with it. It is a little slow, but acceptable. It still cuts straight in 2″ hard maple. HOWEVER, I am pushing things. The saw is not going to take a lot of this abuse before failing. 1″ thick or less is the way to go.
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