|Forum topic by 20vK||posted 03-25-2016 04:23 PM||656 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-25-2016 04:23 PM
I was looking to buy the Rikon 14” bandsaw. For the main purpose of resawing 12” walnut and maple down to 1/16” thick veneers on a regular basis. I’ll be cutting lumber about 40” long. Naturally, I was going to buy a dedicated resaw blade too.
The 14” rikon seemed to be the best bang per buck, but it now looks discontinued as no one has it. It was going from $799.
So is Rikon about to release a newer & improved 14” model or has the 14” model been discontinued?
If not, my choice is between 14” Laguna or 18” Rikon, both for about the $1k mark.
I really want to run the saw off 110v if possible and would prefer the smallest footprint too. Space is very limited and so is the budget. However there seems little point in buying a machine if it won’t do what I want.
What would you advise from your experience in resawing lumber to the above specs? Will the 14” Laguna consistently produce those veneers? I don’t have a drum sander yet, so all finishing would be with random orbital.