Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 18 of 18
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Helensburgh
    Posts
    5,771

    Default

    No, they never responded to my inquiry so their loss, no wonder Australian business has such a bad reputation. I have a Minimax which is a wonderful BS but the tension adjustment is on the top and of the saw and my backside is too close to the ground so I find it hard to reach. For a taller person it would net be a problem so I am debating whether to sell it at the moment but it resaws so well I am reluctant to do that. What problems do the steel guides have, are they noisy? I have never heard of using steel TTTT only ceramic guides or roller bearings.
    CHRIS

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many





     
  3. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Thanks, SCM Group are a Minimax seller, not sure if the only one. They also did not respond to my contract form, but I rang them anyway. I did ask about a Minimax of similar size, erm about 3.5x the current cost of the Artisan hehe. The steel guides are noisy and can spark a lot, especially on a well worn 'club' bandsaw where the adjustment clamping has decayed (older style than photo). Sell the Minimax to me for a bargain price?

  4. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Helensburgh
    Posts
    5,771

    Default

    Mine is the cheap one (SN45) but it sure does an excellent job. I was astonished at the current price when I was looking to be honest, I can't believe how much they have gone up but then the AUD is underwater and holding its breath.
    CHRIS

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Artisan Combination Saw
    By dollcrafter in forum ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLE TOOLS
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 8th Jun 2015, 01:44 PM
  2. Artisan Expo on again!
    By Ozartisan in forum WOODWORK - GENERAL
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25th Jan 2015, 09:52 AM
  3. artisan 12 combination saw
    By nickbluedog in forum TABLE SAWS & COMBINATIONS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17th May 2011, 10:07 PM
  4. Artisan Handyshop 8 x 4-1/2
    By sdeer in forum TABLE SAWS & COMBINATIONS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24th Nov 2010, 01:55 PM
  5. Artisan Combo
    By garf in forum HAND TOOLS - POWERED
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25th Jan 2006, 06:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •