|Review by CANDL||posted 01-23-2013 12:32 AM||6018 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Well I came to you folks for advice between the Rikon and Jet 18” bandsaw. The overwhelming consensus was Rikon, and at $999 from Highland Woodworking it turned out to be a no brainer.
So far the only problem has been its weight. Fighting that beast through the Kitchen and then down the stairs to the basement … lets say the the next homeowners may get such a deal.
But back to the saw, I put Highlands 1/2” Woodslicer on it and it and tried my hand at resawing … which was the original intent. Realizing this was a first effort at resawing I started pretty thick but screwed up my courage and was cutting 1/32” poplar playing cards in no time.
Granted I never cut thicker than ~6 inches, but it cut fast, smooth and uniform.
Now to tackle the 50 doll cradles my wife wants before Christmas.
Thanks again for the advice.