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Saws for lure making
« on: August 16, 2011, 09:04:08 PM »
Was in a hardware chain store (Bunnings) yesterday looking at battery drills. I noticed a small Ryobi band saw going for 159 bucks. It looked like a good size for lure shaping.
Has anyone else used this type / size of band saw? Any comments?

What other types / makes / models have you used & can recommend?

Be good info for others looking to play with lures.


Blurb on the band saw below.......

225W RYOBI Band Saw (150mm) (HBS150L)

Features
Easy to adjust blade tensioning knob
Large 150 mm cutting throat capacity
On/off switch with removable key for added safety
Cast iron stand for added stability and can be bench mounted
Fully adjustable cutting height up to 40 mm
Fully adjustable table angle from 0° to 45º
Mitre gauge supplied for better control when cutting angles
Auto work light provides better illumination of the work piece
Tracking knob for easy adjustment during operation

Benefits / Specification
Power Input: 225 Watt
No Load Speed: 1400 rpm
Blade Speed: 704m/min
Cutting Capacities: Depth 40mm; Width 150mm
Blade Size: 1085x3.5mm
Table Size: 240x200mm
Weight: 12kg



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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 09:13:04 PM »
Has anyone used scroll saws as opposed to band saws? Any comments either way?  :?)

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120W VARIABLE SPEED SCROLL SAW (405MM) WITH ROTARY TOOL KIT 229 bucks at time of writting

Features
Adjustable work light for increased work piece illumination
Easi-glide table ensures work piece does not ‘stick’ when cutting
Table adjustment to 45º
Dust port for dust extraction
Conveniently located variable speed and work light controls
Cast iron base for increased unit stability
Rotary tool enables the scroll saw to be used as an engraver etc…
Flexible drive for use with rotary tool kit
Conveniently located blade tension knob
405 mm throat capacity
Air blower to keep the cutting line clear of dust


Model specs
Power Input: 120 Watts
No Load Speed: 550–1700 rpm
Max Cutting Thickness: 52 mm
Blade Size: 127 mm
Blade Stroke: 20 mm
Weight: 16.9 kg

Comes with
67 Piece Rotary Tool Kit
Flexible Drive Shaft
Pin-Less Blade Adaptor
5 Pin Blades


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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 09:31:25 PM »
Fitzy, was just replying to a topic on another forum about these. They are the exact same saw as the GMC's and if you really want one i will gladly throw one at you they are nothing but trouble with blades snapping.

I think the point was raised that the roller adjustments allow too much blade wandering and they go kaput. If you are after a bandsaw for any reason it pays to spend some money on a decent one, same goes for scroll saws.

They each have their own benifets and downfalls, Hope this helps.

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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 09:39:03 PM »
Not that I'm into making lures but if I was I reckon a combination sander would be more useful. The ones that have a belt and a disc sander in a bench mounted unit.  Probly pick a half decent one for the same sort of money. There is a rip-off Dremel at Bunnings by Ozito, lad got me one for b'day last week. I'm impressed already with it, I reckon that would also come in very handy for the fine detaily bits.
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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 10:34:00 PM »
I have just started to make my own lures, I have a Scroll Saw, a Band Saw and a Bench top Belt sander, Compressor and various air brushes.... I use the bandsaw to cut the bib slot and I use the scroll saw to cut the lure shape.

Again I hang at Lure Lovers for all the tips, they are really a great bunch of people there, so willing to help.

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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 10:40:38 PM »
Agreed Pilly.

Where are my froggy lurrres!  :P

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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 11:26:26 PM »
All is well, I will try knock something up for you aswell! No stress  ;D

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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 05:23:47 AM »
Thats certainly cheap. Probably not quite big enough for turning the pet pig in to chops though. (My favoured use of band saws)
I've used both types of saws a lot in the past, but not for making lures.
I reckon I'd prefer the scroll saw for making lures, more likely to still have thumbs at the end of the exercise!

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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 04:10:42 PM »
I have been using a scroll saw and had no probs using it to make lures! I also use a belt sander/ disc sander combo.
With these to tools you can just about do anything in lure making, i have also got a ozito dremil and drill press.
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Re: Saws for lure making
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 04:14:14 PM »
Hi Fitzy,

I have two bandsaws a Ryobi and old three wheel CAV which I use for lure making. The Ryobi is OK if set up correctly, but is really only meant for light work , I have had mine for over 12 months and haven't had any breakages or major problems. Set up info can be found on some of the woodworking sites and it certainly helped to get the saw cutting straight and you can pick up heaps of useful tips. I would probably opt for a better quality saw if you have the dollars & plan on doing a bit of work or want to make larger lures. That said I take my time when it comes to larger lures, I have made the odd Cod size lure with the Ryobi without any drama's. I bought my CAV Saw about 18 years ago from a second hand dealer for $80 and is going strong, with a bit of maintenance over the years. I would recommend buying a bandsaw if you plan to make a few lures as it makes lure blank cutting process much easier and accurate. A good carving knife, plenty of different grades of sandpaper and a bit of imagination will get you started.



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