|Forum topic by chrisstef||posted 08-17-2010 02:38 PM||2798 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
08-17-2010 02:38 PM
Looking through craigslist this morning, i saw an ad for a Grizzly G1019z band saw for sale … $225 … its a 14” band saw, 6” of resaw capacity without the riser kit, 1 HP motor .
Now i have been in the market for a bandsaw but waiting to find the funds for it … this may fit the bill. My question is … will the 1 HP motor be enough? It was manufactured in 1998. Would it be easy enough to swap out the motor for a 2 HP?
I would like to do some resawing with it, maybe some oak logs … i dont really work with any exotics mostly oak, maple, and other local woods.
Thanks for the advice.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty