ok so ive been searching for a bandsaw like mad for about the past month and its been few and far between but i did finally hit “tried and true tools” yesterday its basicly a quality tools garage sale or consignment type store, sorry no website tho.
anyways basicly im looking to do some resawing mainly so from what ive gathered is i have up to 600 give or take to spend so my main points are:
needs to resaw
needs a 6 inch extension (without it i can resaw and waste wood on the table saw)..just probly not the safest way
and obviously id like reliability to be factored in
i found 2 options there yesterday option 1 was a delta/rockwell 14 inch and a 1/2 hp motor with extension for 500 however theres no fence with it, this is i think the better option..
so id have to probly blow 100 bux extra on a fence which maybe good to get a decent 1..
option 2 was a new “shop fox” for 560 which is this guy http://www.woodstockint.com/Products/42000000/W1706/
and ive never heard of shop fox till now and they dont look like a cheapy chinese thing too much but its hard for me to say not knowing of them
and with the shop fox id also have to buy the 6 inch extension so the bill would be about 640 before tax
so if anyone can offer me some experiance it would be greatly appreciated
o and the shopfox has a 2 year warranty, altho im not sure exactly what that means, if u have to ship it to and back from china for them to honor it or whatever..lol
-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea