|Forum topic by SomeClown||posted 12-16-2012 07:00 PM||1259 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-16-2012 07:00 PM
Haven’t been on the forum for a long time, and my hobby has been mostly relegated to small things due to some health issues, way too much work at the office, etc., but I’m getting back on track now. So, with that, a couple of questions I think related to bandsaws:
(1) I want a bandsaw and am looking for advice. I’ve been thinking about getting a really old machine and restoring it (sort of scratches the itch I have for old cars at the same time…). Any recommendations on the older brands worth restoring?
(2) What I’m mostly looking for in a bandsaw at this point is re-saw capacity. My father has a lot of wood on the family property (acres of trees), and has spent his entire life as a forester. So, he’s planted a lot of trees and of course they sometimes come down in the wind, or just because he’s building another path, shed, or whatever. As an example, he’s got a whole couple of downed trees right now that are Black Walnut. My thoughts are that I can go cut them up with the chainsaw, de-bark them, then saw them down to rough board chunks on the bandsaw before I store them until they’re done. Is this realistic in a bandsaw? Or should I be looking at a different tool?
Thanks so much everyone, and glad to be back on the forums!
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