|Forum topic by splinterking||posted 12-05-2012 10:33 PM||4853 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-05-2012 10:33 PM
Okay as I went to do some resawing last night I decide the blade on my old 9” Delta Bandsaw needed just a little more tension and that was all she wrote for that tool. A part of the “tensioning system” broke that’s not made anymore.
As some that helped me with my tablesaw choice may remember I’m in the middle of Christmas projects right now so I kind of need a stop gap solution here and one I can find locally would be better. The other problem is I just dropped close to 1000 bucks on table saw so my budget is pretty limited.
Anyway I’ve found an older Delta 16”, which from the research I’ve done would be one of the 3 wheel models for 150 or the new Craftsman 10” that seems to be the same as the Rikon 10-305 for 169.99. I would do the Rikon, but none are available at my local Woodcraft.
I’ve heard that 3 wheel band saws are not so great, but would a bigger machine even with that disadvantage be better?
Also is the Craftsman really the same thing as the Rikon?
I there something else I should be looking at in the lower range.
Any opinions to help me decide would be great.
-- "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." ~Mark Twain