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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 12-22-2008 10:20 PM

One thing that you do need to get is a new blade for the saw. The ones that come with the saw (Delta is not alone in this) are generally inferior quality blades. Your bandsawing life will be much easier if you get a Woodslicer or Timberwolf blade. Both have been reviewed here and are excellent bandsaw blades.

Another option that you might want to consider is a riser block if you plan on doing any resawing. This will increase your resaw height from 6 3/4” to 12 ” but you will need to get a 105” blade since you are adding 6” in height to the saw.

You might want to consider a mobile base as well. It really depends upon your shop situation. In mine, for instance, I have to move the saws around so a mobile base is essential.

But you have a quality saw. I have often said that at this level nearly all saws are excellent and the biggest differences between them are simply the accessories/upgrades that come with the individual saw.

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