7” x 12” Metal Band Saw – Craftex CX-Series
This heavy duty metal band saw has all the features you need in a mid size machine.
This unit features a heavy duty 1HP TEFC motor, built in coolant pump, quick position vise, hydraulic down feed and 4 speeds for optimal operation.
Ideal for the production shop or the serious metalworker, this saw can perform horizontal and vertical operations and features a heavy duty cast iron table, head and vise.
Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty.
Built in coolant pump
Hydraulic down feed w/Auto Shut Off
Sealed work gear transmission
Gear Box – Oil bath
Integrated Mobile base
Made in an ISO 9001 Factory
3 Year Warranty
Motor – 1HP TEFC, 110V, Single phase
Blade Speeds – 85, 130, 180 & 235 FPM
Capacity: @ 90 degree 7” x 12” rectangular & 7” round
Blade Size – 3/4” x 0.032” x 93”
Vise – Swings to 45 degree
Crate Size – 18” x 40” x 50”
Weight – 165 kg
Posted by Alan Doucette on 13th Apr 2013
I have had this 7 x 12 inch band saw from Busy Bee for over 8 years.
Like the previous review buy the Bimetal blade when you buy the saw.
For the little extra they are well worth it.
The coolant feature is good to use only if you have a large number of large pieces to cut.
This saw works great and the wheels make it easy to roll away after use.
Here is a suggestion for a small upgrade.
The cut off stop cannot be used for cutting off small pieces of metal less than 2 inches as the tightening screw is in the way of the machine. So what you do is drill a hole through the other side ( use a drill bit size that just fits tight through existing tapped hole, I used size M )and tap the hole with a 5/16 inch NC18 tap and place the tightening screw on the other side. Then you can cut off small pieces if you are doing a large number of cut-offs all the same size less than 2 inches . I had to cut 32 pieces 7/8 of an inch in length.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2011
Had this machine for almost 1 year and its been an excellent addittion to the shop. Its performed well from the start and still cutting like day 1. I recommend the bi-metal blades from busy bee only, they are good for the price and much better than the regular blades.