After blowing up the motor on my Jet 12”, I decided to upgrade to what I want rather than spending money to fix the motor. As a result, I began obsessively reviewing 14” band saws, and I have ultimately decided to buy the Rikon 10-325 14” Deluxe model. Thanks to all of you who came before me who asked the question “Which 14” band saw is the best” and to those of you who left such great responses debating the topic.
I made the purchase through Amazon for $799 with free shipping. They said it would be 2-4 weeks for delivery and after 1 week….it finally has hit the road with an estimated delivery date of 2/02/2010. It left ‘Carlisle, PA’ yesterday and as of this morning has made it to, and departed from, ‘North Lima OH’.
I went to the WoodSmith Store last night an purchased 3 blades for it all PS Wood Timberwolf (1/2” 3TPI, 3/8” 6 TPI and 1/4” 6 TPI). Needless to say I’m excited to get this bad boy in my shop and start making saw dust. I’ll keep you posted :). I am interested in Highland’s 3/8” wood turners blade though. I do do some wood turning and was wondering if they are as good as they say for green wood. Anyone have experience with them?
-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]