FIRST BLOG ever, so bear with me…
Well This week (tues 5/2/08) I will be collecting my new Jet 18 inch Bandsaw.
I have a close friend that made a great spot on a spec sheet that I thought I should
pass on (if your‘re not learning, what is the point!).
I always go the way of bigger is better (ie more capacity/power and I will then not
reach the tools limits which means I will have these tools for at least my lifetime.)
something I picked up from my old man, anyway…
But I learnt a valuable lesson to read further into the specs. As a Card-carrying Virgo
— 2 years before I was to expect delivery, i had pdf manuals of my favoured Brands
of Bandsaw, Laguna was first choice, but no deal in Australia.
Jet 20 inch was what I decided upon, but my friend brought to my attention a spec
that detailed 20 inch Bandsaw minimum Blade width was 10 mm Max 30 mm
(apologies for the metric – NOT : — ) not great if you wanna use it the Bandsaw
for more than resawing. (no disrespect re Jet, just lack of understanding from myself!
Pics to come when I get it in the shop proper…
-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost