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Craftsman  2.5 amp 9'' Band Saw

  Item#  00903299000 | Model#  BAS230
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Blade Length (in.): 62
Depth (in.): 11.5
Height (in.): 28
Length (in.): 15.5
Table Dimensions (LxW): 11-1/2" x 11-1/2"
Width (in.): 15.5
Product Overview:
Adjustable Height of Cut: 3.5
Amps: 2.5
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
ETL Listed: Yes
General Warranty: 1 Year
Item Weight (lbs.): 44
Lock On Switch: No
Maximum Blade Width (in.): .375
Maximum Width of Cut (in.): 8.75
Minimum Blade Width (in.): .125
Number of Speeds: 1
Number of Wheels: 2
Package Contents: Bandsaw w/ blade installed. Table, Upper Table Trunnion Assembly, Bag of Loose Parts, Miter Gauge, Bi Lingual Manual
Quick Release Blade: No
Resaw Capacity (in.): 3.5
Saw Type: Bench Top Band Saw
UL Listed: No
Voltage (V): 120
Color:
Color/Finish: Gray
Power:
Circuit Amp Rating: 15 amps
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 6
Cord Management: Manual Wrap
Cord Type: 18 gauge
Blade:
Blade Action: Vertical
Blade Size (in.): 62
Motor-Engine:
Blade Speed (SFPM): 2460
Motor Voltage: 120
Speed Capability: Single
Guides & Instructions:
Owner's Manual: Yes
General Features:
Stand Type: Open
Table Height From Floor (in.): 12.625
Table Material: Die cast aluminum
Table Movement: Tilt
Table Tilt (Right and Left): Left 0-45 deg.
Installation:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required

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Craftsman 9" Band Saw Has 3 5/8" Height Adjustment

The Craftsman 2.5 amp 9" band saw makes easy work out of complex cuts with a roomy 9" throat. Easily adjust the height up to 3 5/8" for the perfect cut to your chosen piece of soft or hard wood. A powerful 1/4 HP 2.5 amp motor works consistently at 2460 RPM, so you get the job done quickly. For professional or DIY projects, this band saw is the way to go.

The gray Craftsman 9" band saw is built to give you a spacious feel as you work. It has a square work table that can tilt up to 45 degrees. The rack and pinion table is controlled and sturdy. Change blades quickly with a quick release after you cut precisely using the bearing blade guides and sliding miter guide. Getting traction is never an issue with the built-in tire cleaning brush, and you can see your work clearly at all times with the upper blade tracking window. Blades that are 1/8" to 3/8" wide by 62" diameter fit the new benchtop saw. Assembly is required and a 1-year general warranty is included.

  • Craftsman 2.5 amp 9" band saw has a 3 5/8" height adjustment to cut through soft or hard wood cleanly and easily
  • Wide 9" throat, built-in tire cleaning brush and upper blade tracking window
  • Powerful 1/4 HP 2.5 Amp motor, with 2460 RPM rate
  • Features square table that tilts 45 degrees, with rack and pinion control
  • Change blades fast with quick release design
  • Bearing blade guides and sliding miter guide
  • Fits blades 1/8"-3/8" wide by 62" diameter
  • Gray saw is benchtop style with single speed and vertical blade action
  • Assembly required
  • 1-Year general warranty protection

Added on May 30, 2012

 

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18 Reviews Write a review
13 Reviewers (72.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise8 found this helpful
woodkiller
Aug 8 , 2013
still works great
I've had it for over a year, and it works like new.
Criticism13 found this helpful
NWwoodbutcher
Nov 2 , 2012
Not as advertised
The description on-line clearly states that the saw is powered by a 1/3 hp motor. It is not; the motor is only 1/4 hp. The saw appears to be well-designed and assembled, but the cast aluminum table is warped. It is not flat from side-to-side. Blade tracking is good; easily adjustable as are the blade guides.
 

rlf43050

Mount Vernon, OH

May 15 , 2014
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Craftsman 9" Band Saw

I'm really pleased with this saw. Just take your time and let it do what it's designed to do. It does all I expect of it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Hubbyastime

Appleton, WI

Apr 18 , 2014
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Bandsaw

I purchased this for my husband to make adirondack chaired and he said it has worked great. It cuts great and he can't wait to keep using it to make more and more things.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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scottmitchellrose

Durham, NC

Feb 5 , 2014
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bandsaw

Nice item for non-daily use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jrgregg10

Durham, NC

Jan 29 , 2014
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Easy to use

For the average woodworker, this is a great saw. It doesn't take up much space, and comes nearly assembled (just have to put on the table), including the blade already installed. I pulled it out of the box, put the table top on, and began using.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bassman45

Alba, TX

Jan 19 , 2014
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keeps on cutting

I have has this saw for 4 months. I have had no problems. My blade has not broke. Take your time cutting and you wont break blades, I have cut 4x4 2x4 and more. I have had no problems. let the machine do the work don't force it to fast. Motor is 1/4 hp. It has never stop or slowed down during a cut. If you bend a blade .im sure it would break but wouldn't all of them. Its a small machine for doing small work. if you want to force it then buy a table saw. Good saw

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tangov6

Rochester, MI

Jan 14 , 2014
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Nice for small home work shop.

Nice small workshop saw. Cuts nice with the blade that comes with it. Needs to be bolted down or it will wall away from you light weight. So not really portable. Very quit operation.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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chadwic

Gresham, OR

Dec 23 , 2013
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Hobby perfection

I have had my band saw for about a month and have had no problems. I've used it to cut almost 400 feet of mostly hard wood. It could use more power, but with the correct blades for the job and it will do just fine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 10 , 2013
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A good addition to a home workshop

THis band saw is perfect for home use. Its small enough for a small workshop work, but yet heavy-duty enough to cut whatever you need to cut with in reason.


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BobShop

Lewisville, TX

Nov 28 , 2013
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Always buy Craftsman - Durability and parts readily available!

The band saw was easy to assemble with very clear instructions. It is a very quiet band saw. With the guide on the table for cutting at an exact angle whether 90 degrees or any other angle it is very convenient as well for scroll sawing. It is great to purchase bands locally.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ToolMan79

Hackettstown, NJ

Aug 16 , 2013
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Eh..could be better.

I really wanted to like this item since I used to be a Sears Craftsman fan...but the past 7 years, aside from most of their hand tools,,,their power tools are not what they used to be.I bought this band saw due to lack of space for a band saw and in hopes that it would be able to handle my hobby of woodworking. But I was wrong. In my experience, I am having a hard time cutting 1/2 inch and above, hardwoods and softwoods. The motor can't handle the size I am cutting no matter how slow I pass the wood through. I have changed the blade to a more aggressive cut and still cannot pull through smoothly. I recommend this item for people who cut small stock of 1/2 in and lower. The lower wheel keeps on clanking and the screws inside are getting loosened frequently. Im disappointed, however it could of been me that should of invested in something with more power. Like at least 3/4 horsepower. So I recommend this product for those who will use this band saw lightly, with light cuts. Including plastics.


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