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04-14-2013 07:50 AM


My bandsaw have little capacity (100mm)

My last project :

What is the capacities of yours and for which type of work did you used them

Thanks for your responses

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 09:18 AM

I hate mine. It’s on the upper end of the small bandsaws. About a 6 inch throat (150mm). A big one is fairly high on my future equipment list.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 11:16 AM

picked up a king international 14’ a few months ago.made in 1996.after a bit of tuning the thing works like a charm.since i do a lot of router work i primarily use it to make templates and jigs. i have done some resawing with also has a 6” depth of cut but do not intend on adding a riser kit since i have access to a bandsaw mill should i need it.up to now i have cut curves in 5 inch maple and birch with no problem.ordered new blades from R&D here in Canada and can tell you good blades are the way to go. tdog

-- Rene,Great white north

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 12:46 PM

I have a 14” Powermatic that I bought quite a few years ago. When I bought it, the riser block was free with it. Cost me about a thousand bux back then. Had to save up for it. I use an assortment of Timberwolf blades. I use it a lot for just about anything. Resawing, bandsaw boxes, a small sled for cutting pen blanks, etc. I think a bandsaw is almost a necessity, in my opinion.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 01:01 PM

I have a 14” Powermatic too. I added the riser block a while ago so it gives me another 6” of height. I use mine for general cabinet work and also for resawing veneers for marquetry. I have been using Wood Slicer blades and have been very happy with them.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 04-14-2013 01:17 PM

I have a grizzly G0555P 14” with the riser, I’m with everyone else here in that it is an assist to my shop actually it’s my favorite tool and the heart to my shop, I let my mind wonder and try to be as creative as possible with it as it has so many uses and can be very versatile in the shop, browsing through my projects can reveal the many things that I’ve created on it.

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#6 posted 04-14-2013 03:58 PM

I have two. A 16” Grizzly I’ve had for twenty years. Good saw but only 6” resaw capability. I keep a 1/4” blade on it for general use. Just got the 18” Rikon with 12” resaw capability and a 2 1/2 HP motor I’ll keep a 3/4” resaw blade on it.

-- Ken

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