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Forum topic by anthony degregorio posted 10-12-2009 01:01 AM 1601 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2009 01:01 AM

Hi,
Thia is my first time on this site . I just found it yesterday. I’m in the market for a band saw and have a question. Does anyone know if 3 hp is that much better than 2 hp when resawing.
Thanks
Anthony

-- Regards, Anthony


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#1 posted 10-12-2009 01:36 AM

It’s nice to have extra HP but like Rob says a good blade makes most band saws work great. I bought what I consider a high end band saw and wished I had saved the extra $2000 on a mid range band saw say grizzly as an example and put the extra 2k elsewhere.
BTW welcome to LJs Anthony

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 01:53 AM

thank you both for the response. i guess i’m my own worst enemy. when i buy something i research it to death. i start looking at how each brand has their own special part. ie: driftmaster fence, baldor motors,
different guides, foot brakes, motor brakes. if i could take all the components from the manufactures and make one great one i’d be a happy man. Do you have any other input to help me on my quest.

-- Regards, Anthony

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 01:57 AM

I would definitely get a tension release bar and roller bearings. Carter is a top manufacturer of both but there are others that are also very good.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 02:19 AM

hey Anthony
Heres a band saw with a lot those features

http://grizzly.com/products/19-Extreme-Bandsaw-3HP-Single-Phase/G0514X2

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#5 posted 10-12-2009 03:16 AM

thanks again jim
i was leaning towards the go514×2 or 2b which is their newest model. i would like to be able to slice the thinest veener possible on any type of wood. that was my concern on hp and fence system. i guess i can always buy a driftmaster fence down the road. i;m really not sure how good those fences aree or if the grizzly fence3 will give nme what i need. i own an incra fence system for my table saw and am spoiled by its accurate capabilities

-- Regards, Anthony

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#6 posted 10-12-2009 03:32 AM

Just an Idea I have a driftmaster I’m not that impressed with it on the same brand overpriced saw. The Grizzly equiment has much nicer finishes plus good features on there equiment and cost 40 % less.

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#7 posted 10-12-2009 10:47 PM

thanks for the input. i went and ordered 514×2. i’m told about 3 to 5 days for delivery. as far as blades go whats the best blade for resawing oak, maple, purple heart… and where can i find one. also do you think that lagunas guides are worth the trip.

-- Regards, Anthony

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