My experience using the POWERTEC BS900 was pure bliss, with such a low price – you simply can’t fault it. I used it to cut MDF, but even with larger pieces, it didn’t damage the blade. It also cuts perfectly in a straight line, and won’t jag the edges of the wood. I didn’t even need to sand the cut edges as they were cut perfectly.
Blade Guard Adjustment
A standard safety feature, but luckily this isn’t too intrusive. Within seconds, you can easily remove the blade and fit a new one. I expected this to be quite annoying and constantly getting in the way. However, it’s nothing like that – it’s almost effortless to change a blade! I reckon after a few blade changes you could do it with your eyes closed!
Table with Rack
Absolutely standard on a band saw, however on this table, the pinion can adjust to up to 45 degrees. This is a convenient feature allowing you to cut your wood entirely! It does a fairly good job and quickly locks in place at whatever angle you choose.
Blade Tracking Window
Nothing special, but I found it reasonably resistant to light as well. This means even in a heavily, industrially lit room, and you can easily see through the window without it reflecting; also, I noticed zero distortion between what you see through the window and the physical object.
Quick Release Blade
Many band saws are covered in health and safety stickers and annoying adjustments, which make it harder to swap out pieces of machinery. However, it allows you to change a blade effortless – which is especially needed in an industrial scenario.
Various Sized Blades
You can also purchase different width blades for your Powertec BS900 band saw. They are stocked in sizes from 1/8” – 3/8” – this is really handy for scroll cutting and re-sawing. I found the larger blades a lot better for larger pieces of wood. There is a slight amount of slow-down with the smaller blades when cutting large pieces of wood. However, this doesn’t affect the overall quality too much.
The POWERTEC band saw utilizes a 2.5 amp 1725 RPM motor, kicking out a whole ½ horsepower. While this band saw isn’t especially powerful, it definitely is durable and reliable. You can honestly run them all day, and they won’t slow down or need to cool down – the motor within this band saw is wonderful.
When BS900 is connected to a vacuum/dust collection system, it leaves virtually no sawdust behind. This truly amazed me. Many premium band saws still leave sawdust even when connected to an industrial vacuum system. In contrast, even when connected to only a low power vacuum system, this band saw still is left extremely clean, even after long work.
POWERTEC BS900 Features and Specifications
- 1725 RPM Motor
- 2.5 Amps
- AC Power
- Ability to connect vacuum system
- Product weight – 43.6 lbs.
- Product size – 31.5 x 18 x 12 inches
POWERTEC BS900 Band Saw Customer Reviews
At this price point, this machine is truly a wonder. Yes, it’s cheap, it also utilizes a lot of plastic within the construction, but it’s convenient. It is slightly unstable, but bolting it down should leave no problems. The sawing quality is wonderful, and new blades are extremely cheap – making this tool essential for every DIY enthusiast.
Overall, I’d recommend this tool to anyone. It’s cheap enough, and also handles surprisingly, even with larger pieces of wood. It performs better than many other similarly priced band saws, and it’s better than a few premium saws! Recommend.