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#1 posted 07-12-2012 10:33 PM

Thank you all for your input, I went out to the shop to do some test cuts with the 3/4hp motor with various kinds of wood pine, oak, maple and did not notice much in the way of the motor bogging down, but that I had to adjust my feed rate to match the wood hardness. I am not using my bandsaw for much resawing, but find it does struggle a bit with tight curves. Could be the Blade and I need to find a blade designed for that.

I don;t think I will gain much by going to a 1 hp, but I do have the motor ready and waiting if this one burns out or I need an extra boost of power.

Thanks, Again I really appreciate the knowledge you guys share.


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