4-1/2" Metal Band Saw with Swivel Head - Craftex CX-Series
The CX109 has all the features a metalworker wants in a mid size band saw. It has 4-1/2" capacity with a swivel head which allows user to adjust the band saw to the desired angle for quick angle cutting. The band saw is equipped with a 6" cast iron vise and the adjustable blade guide assembly supports the blade for a perfect, clean and safe cuts every time. The band saw features a heavy duty cast iron base with vibration dampening feet, mounted onto a sturdy steel stand.
Other features on the CX109 include; horizontal/vertical positioning of the band saw head, automatic shut off, easy to access wheels for quick and easy blade change, large knobs and hand wheel for ease of operation.
Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a 3 year warranty.
Ball Bearing Drive Wheels and Blade Guides
Auto Shut Off
Heavy Duty Cast Iron Base
Sturdy Steel Stand
Powdered Coated Paint
Made in Taiwan
Motor: 1/3 HP, 110V, Single Phase
Capacity @ 90-degree: 4” x 6” Rectangular, 4” Round
Capacity @ 45-degree: 4” x 3” Rectangular, 3-1/2” Round
Table: 8” x 8-3/4”
Blade Speed : 80, 120 & 220 FPM
Blade Size : 1/2" x .025" x 64-1/2"
Gear Box : Sealed Worm Gear
Carton Size: 17" x 18" x 40"
Made in Taiwan
Approximate Weight: 68 Kg
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the plastic motor pulley cover. I had to cut it so it wouldn't rub against the pulley and belt. It was the greatest source of noise on the whole machine. My simple modification removed the rubbing and noise source. Otherwise, I can't say anything bad about this machine. It probably wouldn't be fancy enough for a professional machine shop, but for me it works great building Bobcat accessories, gates, and railings for my cabin. So far I've cut a lot of 1.25" pipe, 1" round bar, and 6x1/4" flat bar. It may not be as fast, but compared to a chop saw it's silent and there is no dust or sparks. I'd consider myself a heavy hobbyist user and have been using it almost daily for 2 months. Make sure you have an extra blade or two (I'm on my second blade). I've never used a metal band saw before and was pleasantly surprised.