Something came to my attention yesterday that had not really surfaced until an attempt to make a fairly large bandsaw box with measurements of around 13.5” x 11”. I had the block of wood already eliminated to the size I needed but after taking a measuring tape from the blade to the riser I was surprised to find that by measureing from the riser kit to the blade I was coming up with 12.75”, measureing from the neck just above the riser block to the blade, I was coming up with 13.5” so it appears that a 14” is realistically only a 13.5” and by adding the riser kit knocks it down to a 12.75”.
Pros – it gives you a 12” opposed to a 6” clearance from the top of the table to the bottom of the guides, great for resewing large logs or what have you.
Cons – you lose a 3/4” clearance from the blade to the neck.
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