|Forum topic by WillTheEngineer||posted 09-30-2015 03:06 PM||2357 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
09-30-2015 03:06 PM
Apologies if this has been covered, I searched, with no luck on the JWBS-14SF…
I have a small garage shop, where when a project isn’t being worked on, tools are up against the wall, and cars are parked inside.
I don’t do much re-sawing, but with some cabinet projects coming up where I do plan to do some (matched panels), and might be cutting some trees down & like to make some chairs for my kids out of them (they swing n climb these trees, so little sentimental).
Upgrading from the popular ridgid, it takes more room then needed for a 14”, and takes time to set-up between blades. Thought about Mod-ing a quick change, guides, & building/mounting motor under the saw…but all that time, I’d prefer getting a better saw.
*Primary what I’m looking for in a saw is quick set-up (guide, blade change, and quality built, etc..), 1-2 hp, in a small to small/medium package (25-30” deep, 25-34” wide).
I’m looking at the new (somewhat) Jet 14SF, nice fence with good adjustments, hand adjustable guide:
Laguna’s 1412 and 14 SUV, I’m considering contenders as well. Fence is not as nice as the Jet, but probably good enough, and hand adjustable guide. I’d save ~$300 (comparing on sale prices) by buying the 1412, but I’d rather pay the $300 and get a better saw, if it’s worth it.
I’ve also consider the Grizzly 513x, as most bandsaw folks suggest always go BIGGER.. Laguna made a 16”, but doesn’t offer it anymore, not for sure why..
Any experience good and bad, please let me know, I’d greatly appreciate it.