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Date Posted: 10/29/15 00:06:05
Author: Ben Tillison
Subject: Re: Bandsaw Recommendations
In reply to: Brandon Rathke 's message, "Bandsaw Recommendations" on 07/ 3/15 09:56:27

Brandon:

I am certainly no expert, but I recently bought the Rikon deluxe 14" band saw model# 10-325 from Woodcraft for $699.00 and am really happy, particularly with the ~13" resaw capacity, 1.5HP motor, two-speeds, closed cabinet base, built-in light, rip fence with resaw add-on, roller bearing guides, etc.

Ben


>Good Morning Fellow Woordworkers,
>
>I'm looking for recommendations about some band saws.
>I have a little Harbor Freight 9" benchtop bandsaw and
>I've used it for a lot of stuff, but it's time to
>upgrade to something with tighter tolerances and a bit
>more power.
>
>I'm most interested in information concerning throat
>capacity sizes, blade sizes, and horsepower.
>
>Is 12" throat capacity good or should I go for a
>13.5"? Is 1.5 hp good enough for general hobby
>woodworking?
>
>I enjoy building furniture and gifts so the saw would
>be used primarily for those functions (with some
>secondary use making curves for decorative flair).
>
>I may also try making some veneers with it, though I
>believe I'll mostly be employing it to resize stock.
>
>Thanks for any suggestions or personal experiences,
>what you would have done differently, and anything
>else you think is relevant (including suggestions on
>brand/models!).
>
>-Brandon

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