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#1 posted 12-14-2012 04:37 PM

ted go to woodweb and check out the machine listings, you could find an old oliver or northfield my other choice would be a rockwell 20. my davis and wells 20 is awesum but hard to find. as far as blades i only use 2 the starrett woodpecker and the lenox trimaster. not a big fan of carter guides on these late model machines because the originals are much better when rebuilt but they are so well built that you may find they are just fine. you will notice that on all these older machines that there is only one bearing on the rear at 90 degrees to the blade and carbide inserts on the sides and this is the best system imo, time tested, mine are 60 years old and i just pressed in new bearings from davis and wells and replaced the carbide blocks with new ones. i think it was about 60 bucks and the saw cuts like a dream. as far as bandsaws go bigger and older is better.

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