I am the proud new owner of the BSKD and so far it's worked great for me. It wasn't perfect out of the box, but with a little tweaking and a few mods it's doing great. Since I have never owned the Bandera I can't compare the two, but I'm very happy with my purchase.
"And remember.... the most important safety rule, is to wear these safety glasses" Norm Abram, Master Carpenter
18 1/2" Weber Kettle, Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker
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