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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by ajfoxy » April 2nd, 2018, 6:17 pm

Ooooh shiney.... Very nice looking piece of kit. :kewl:


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Post by ajfoxy » April 7th, 2018, 1:53 am

And I got to say DT that floor looks way too clean for a workshop. And the fact that I can see so much floor.... you need more toys... :D


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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by Dirtytires » April 8th, 2018, 11:57 am

ajfoxy wrote:And I got to say DT that floor looks way too clean for a workshop. And the fact that I can see so much floor.... you need more toys... :D
Truth be told, I just cleaned the shop as it was getting out of hand. I have to keep that area up front fairly tidy as that is where the roll-up is and I have to get a vehicle in from time to time—-like today as the wife wants the oil changed In her explorer.



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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by Rodcrafter » April 8th, 2018, 7:21 pm

Darn honey do projects.


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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by Dirtytires » April 13th, 2018, 12:37 am

Finally got a chance to put the new saw thru a project and thought I would give my observations in case anybody was interested.

First off, this saw has a healthy 1 hp motor with a 3 speed gearbox, a 1”x10” blade and will cut a 10inch round. It’s portable, even with the optional roller feed attached, has a handy chip tray to keep the floor clean and can be used in both vertical or horizontal positions. Best of all, tho, is the head swivels 50degrees left or right and the indicator dial is actually accurate.

After unpacking, I checked to see if the blade was square all the guide bearings and blade were at proper specs...everything was perfect as is so I plugged it in and started cutting.

This was the first cut thru 0.25 x 2 inch bar. Smooth, straight and fast cut.

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And super easy to make duplicate cuts with the adjustable stop bar.

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Down pressures controlled by a thumb screw on a hydraulic cylinder. You flip the saw on, release the pressure and the saw head drops at a constant rate. At this point you can walk away as the saw will shut off when the cut is done. For anyone interested, I upgraded the standard cam lock vice to their heavier screw vice...money well spent. Also, ON button, and emergency stop conveniently located.

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Here is an overhead view of the back angle indicator on the body. It has a simple lock handle to loosen the carriage which rolls easily in both directions. The brass thumb screw on the left is to control the Down feed.

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So, here it is...with the 4’ roller feed attached. It’s short but easily handles the 10’ stock I typically work with. I wanted a saw that would work on the first cut and the 1,000th cut and beyond. It is well built and I feel confident I will never outgrow it, wear it out, or waste valuable shop time trying to get it to cut straight. It’s a great saw and the people at Ellis provided great service and promise continued support.
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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by mp4 » April 13th, 2018, 3:52 am

I want one!

Just curious - how much did it cost set up like this?



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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by Pete Mazz » April 13th, 2018, 4:26 am

:beer: :beer: :beer:


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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by ajfoxy » April 13th, 2018, 4:28 am

Nice, glad it is working for you.


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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by Big T » April 13th, 2018, 2:07 pm

Very nice DT!! :beer:


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 13th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Very nice!


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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by Dirtytires » April 14th, 2018, 9:01 pm

mp4 wrote:I want one!

Just curious - how much did it cost set up like this?
I handed over a little more than $2800 for the saw. I upgraded the vice, added the roller feed and had shipping charges on top of that. Expensive but worth it for not having to waste time constantly adjusting it.

Looks like they are made in your neck of the woods (Verona, Wi) so bet you could save on the shipping.



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Post by Big T » April 14th, 2018, 11:51 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
I handed over a little more than $2800 for the saw.
You definitely get what you pay for. I used to be the worlds worst for ''cheaping'' out and it always came back to bite me in the long run. Now I bite the bullet so to say and get the best one that I can afford, even if it hurts the wallet to do it.


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Re: New Ellis bandsaw

Post by ajfoxy » April 15th, 2018, 1:05 am

Yep, same here.

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