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    Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 6:58pm
G’day all, after selling all my gear and a 2 year break, looking at getting back into making some more lures. Not looking at spending big dollars ( ok my wife said I cant). Just wondering if anyone has used the Ryobi bandsaw and disc sander they have at Bunnings. It’s about my budget.
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If it's the combination bandsaw/ disc sander, I wouldn't recommend it! I bought one over 25yrs ago and was going through about 2 blades a week! ! had a mate working full time welding them up. I had to remove the blade each time I wanted to use the sander or the blade would break within a few minutes! I finally bought a bigger Ryobi that lasted about 10 years with few blade breakages if it was set up correctly. I still have the old one which I have converted into a sander only, by cutting off the top half... Fitted a vacuum system to remove dust and is still working fine and has sanded over 5,000 lures since...
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The new/old Ryobi. HBS100 I think the model was.
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No it’s 2 seperate machines Fysshe. It’s a combination disc and belt sander and a 230mm bandsaw.
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Online reviews look ok, but was just wondering if any members had them in the shed.
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They look the goods. The bigger diameter wheels (230mm) put less stress on the blades. I did try one of the linisher/sander combos, but they spun counter clockwise and I'd always worked with discs that spun clockwise...
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Tony,
The sander is fine, it is a generic model which a lot of Brands simply put their badge on. I have had one for years, no problem, touch wood.
The Bandsaw, I have a Ryobi, 150mm and blade breakage is a problem. Small diameter wheels and small blades equals lots of breakages. Also check out the blade guides.
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I've had the same sander for years, no problem. Also have the Ozito version of the bandsaw, no issues with it either. It gets used a lot when I run out of blades for the LEDA.....

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Hey, I looked closely at the Ryobi Bandsaw 18months ago and may look at it again as in the end I didn’t buy anything. From what I can remember people liked them but complained about blade breakage. I was told that if I bought one to just go and buy the bigger (slightly thicker) blades and replace it straight away.
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Hows the LEDA going Blinky? Would you rate it better than the Ozito? 
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Originally posted by Hutcho1977 Hutcho1977 wrote:

Hows the LEDA going Blinky? Would you rate it better than the Ozito? 


Far superior machine. The Ozito is good as well, it can do a tighter radius due to the more flexible blade.
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Knew I shouldn’t have sold the Leda to ya Reckon I might save a few more pennies and buy another one. I’ll definitely buy the ryobi disc sander but, can’t go wrong for $150.
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Stay away from the Ryobi bandsaw, I had one it went out the front on the last cyclone cleanup weekend. Broke blades regularly, it was only the fine blade model, bloody racket Bunnings were charging $30 a pop for blades. If you go to a 6mm blade you may be OK. The scroll saws are good and blades are only $2 a pop.
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How do reckon the scroll saw would handle 40mm western red cedar Seaweed.
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Originally posted by Hutcho1977 Hutcho1977 wrote:

How do reckon the scroll saw would handle 40mm western red cedar Seaweed.
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Not good, they are downright dangerous when cutting anything over about 12 mm, they are basically made for fine work on thin sections.
I use one foe cutting bib slots and I've gone close to having to pick my nose with a stump on a few occasions when the blade grabs......
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Originally posted by Hutcho1977 Hutcho1977 wrote:

How do reckon the scroll saw would handle 40mm western red cedar Seaweed.
Cheers Hutcho


I have the scroll saw and I think there are better options out there. I don't think it would be suitable (certainly the thinner blades anyway) for cutting cedar that thick. I'd like to get a more suitable tool for the job one day.

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Originally posted by Hutcho1977 Hutcho1977 wrote:

How do reckon the scroll saw would handle 40mm western red cedar Seaweed.
Cheers Hutcho
it'll do the job but not ideal,i used just a scrollsaw for many years and got by ,even cutting 45 mm thick blanks at times.The problem with bandsaws is that the thin blades can distort and you end up with a blank thats thicker on one side than the other which is sometimes fixable and sometimes not. an ideal set up would see you with a scrollsaw and a bandsaw.my bandsaw is a carbotech its absolutelely brilliant i think it cost me around $450  a year ago  but as yet has'nt broken a blade and its done a fair bit of work.its a ten inch one
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I'm with Chris, for an extra $100, you start to get into more reasonable quality, for another 100 you get into larger throat's etc,etc.
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I'm still using a GMC bandsaw, it may be one of the few ones in the world still working.
Bugger chews blades though.
I got a much better belt and disc bench sander from Gasweld, Toolex brand..good price too.
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One of two - my GMC is still going - been getting blades from on-line and they seem to hold up for a bit longer than the ryobi ones from the house of Bunn.
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Cheers for all the advice lads. I will let you know how I go once I have my meeting with the God of war financial director(wife). LOL
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Hi, just reading your article, I have been using a Ryobi band saw for about 20 years,only a cheapy, don't have any trouble with blades,I would like to have a thicker blade for the bib cut, what are you guys using.
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