I recently posted a question about bandsaws in one of the forums and I received tons of great information and advice. The forthcoming and helpful nature of all the guys and gals on this site never ceases to amaze me. Anyway, I stumbled upon a store here in Nashville that I was completely unaware of…General Industrial Supply. I decided to stop in after work yesterday and boy am I glad I did. I picked up a 12” JET bandsaw from their “scratch & dent” area and I only found one small area of rust that can be taken care of in just a few minutes. I’ve done all the preliminary tune-ups outlined in the manual and did a few test cuts. Man, I am impressed with this saw! Its a big step up from the wimpy 9” Delta shopmaster benchtop bandsaw that I struggled with for years. The saw has a 1/2 hp motor, 6” resaw capacity, cast iron table, and an open base. I’m one very happy woodworker.
-- Josh....in Nashville, TN