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Forum topic by JReed3 posted 09-09-2013 06:15 PM 1182 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JReed3

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09-09-2013 06:15 PM

I’m ready to invest in a quality bandsaw. I would like to keep the price around $1,700 if possible & 220v is okay. My primary use will be resawing.

The only two I have read about are the Rikon 18” 10-345 and the Grizzly G0621X. Both of these seem to be able to do what I want to do. At this point, there is nothing making me lean to either one.

Are there any features that stand out in some saws over others. The Grizzly has electronic speed control for example.

Do most folks replace the table and fence for resawing?


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toolie

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#1 posted 09-09-2013 07:06 PM

some users might replace a fence, but i’ve always found the fence on my 10-340 up to any task. the 345 usually gets down around $1000 each christmas season.

if grizzly is your choice, this unit provides 1.75 more hp and 2” more resaw for the same $1400 as the 621x:

http://www.grizzly.com/products/19-3-HP-Extreme-Series-Bandsaw-with-Foot-Brake/G0514XF

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 07:29 PM

Get the saw that takes the widest blade.

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 09:12 PM

I would get a saw with 2 hp.

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 10:57 PM

The wider the blade the truer the cut when resawing. However, wider blades need to have larger wheels or the blades are much more prone to breaking.

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 08:12 PM

Look at the Griz G514X or the G514X2B. 19 ” 3 hp saws that take a 1 1/4” blade. They have a lot of bells and whistles and even with the X2b, you will be right under your $1700 budget by 6 bucks. It has a motor brake too.

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