startrite bandit vs 301?

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JohnCee

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Hi, I'm after a well made, smallish (12 inch) bandsaw. Can anyone give opinions on the 2 startrites above? Any other suggestions?
 

jetsetwilly

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Hi, not sure if this helps but my 12-S-1 is badged Bandit, and it has no lower blade guide, which I was a bit disappointed in. Nice solid wee saw otherwise.
 

eribaMotters

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I first used a Bandit some 30 years ago. It was still working well up until 5 years ago, but I never really liked it because of a lack of power and limited table tilt facility. The 301 was the replacement. Faced with a choice I would go for the later machine.

Colin
 
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