LEM meat band saw
I bought one of these band saws for home use. I was not happy with the quality of the saw. The wheels were out of round and very unbalanced and the motor made a lot of noise and vibration. The saw was VERY loud. I put the wheels in the lathe and turned them round and also balanced them. The motor is getting replaced with a better one, not a cheap china motor and the blade speed is getting doubled. It is a mean little machine now, but it took many hours to get it this way. The factory blades are not very sharp and I touched them up before using them. This saw has now cut up a very large beef and many pigs. It also gets used for deer and other game. I am giving it 3 stars because it can be tuned up real well.
Excellent Saw For The Money
I was a little skeptical at first because I had a saw similar to this one that took a lot of time to adjust the upper wheel so the blade would stay on. This saw is very easy to adjust the upper wheel to keep the blade on!!! I have not tried the blade that came with this saw because of a review I saw online that stated the replacement blades are sharper. So I purchased two replacement blades from LEM. I will try the blade that came with this saw someday so I can experience the difference myself. I have cut up four deer with this saw; some frozen and some thawed, all with bones in and two pork Boston butts cut into steaks. The saw did an excellent job cutting the above!!! The only issue I had with the saw was there is a cover plate that has four bolts in it, two on each side of the plate that you have to remove to clean or replace the blade. I think the plate should be modified so you don't have to take the bolts out to clean or replace the blade. It would save a lot of time when you have to clean or replace the blade. I'm giving this saw five stars! Thank you LEM!!!
Very good meat saw
Home sized meat saws are a difficult market. I had another brand that I could not keep the blade on. Very difficult and dangerous to use. I bought the LEM saw with only 1 review and I am very happy with it. It was easy to put together and operate. I have used it on an elk, 2 deer and 2 beef and have had zero problems so far. Only issue is that it's not self cleaning.
Haven't tried the saw yet, but I can say that the instructions fall WAY SHORT of being helpful. LEM needs to invest a couple dollars in a camera and someone who knows how to write simple instructions to put this machine together. Will write more this fall when I get the chance to process some deer.