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hammer n nails

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hi does anyone know anything about a pro tm 305 2 speed band saw its mounted on a stand and has retractable casters are they any good i have see one in my local rag will go and see it tomorrow that's the only information i have on this saw can anyone give me any tips to look out for if you know this machine have go-ogled it but came up with nothing
 

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I suspect the model might be "pro" but you need to find out the make/importer
It could be a badged clone of one of the chaiwanese machines. Do you know how old it is?

Sorry I can't be more helpful

Bob
 

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I think there are some words missing and the brand will be 'Performance Power Pro' which is a B&Q own brand. This one is still listed but is probably a different size model.
I wouldn't expect much if that's what it turns out to be.
 

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AndyT":82plh903 said:
'Performance Power Pro' which is a B&Q own brand.
Were there ever any 2-speed Performance Power bandsaws, though? I'd have thought that would be a bit of an extravagant extra for that range!

SIP's 12" model is also listed as "305mm", and does have 2 speeds and a wheeled stand as standard, according to their current catalogue.
 

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Knowing the class (or lack of it) of Performance Pro equipment, they would possibly just switched in diode to provide two speeds.

B&D used to pull this stunt on their mains drills.

Bob
 

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well i brought it . it is performance power no spare blades no manual says on the plate
305 mm 2 speed bandsaw clm 305 bs weight 63 kg blade 2312 371 + 624 m/min
have tried to put up a photo with no avail will try again later comes on a stand about 5ft on stand
where is the best place to get blades /belts machine works well and cuts straight
 

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hammer n nails":2dfj76n7 said:
where is the best place to get blades /belts
Can't comment on belts, but the rote answer for blades is Tuff Saws:

http://www.tuffsaws.co.uk

When I moved from another manufacturer's 'premium' blades to TuffSaws' blades it was like upgrading to a new machine. Which sounds like stupid marketing tripe, but it's true!
 

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9fingers":33ncb5vn said:
Knowing the class (or lack of it) of Performance Pro equipment, they would possibly just switched in diode to provide two speeds.

B&D used to pull this stunt on their mains drills.

Bob
So did Wolf, and B&D, and a fair few others I've pulled apart over the years. If it works, it works.

Much B&Q own branded gear is actually Ryobi. Not the best, but well usable.

Roy
 
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