|Forum topic by bbc557ci||posted 03-12-2014 10:00 PM||1056 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-12-2014 10:00 PM
I’ve been checking out band saws and seem to be leaning towards the Rikon 10-325. Also like a couple of the Grizzly’s too, including the 14 in. G0555LANV. Seems like a heck of a good price on that Grizz.
Any one know the table height of the 10-325? And what table height has been working well for you other +,- 6 footers out there? Tables on band saws I’ve been reading up on seem to range from around 36 to 43 inches, quite a spread. Then with casters add another inch or so. I’m just over 6 ft. tall and never had a BS before. So I’m not sure what a comfy working height would, or should be. That mentioned, at 63 years old maybe a table being a tad on the high side with less bending over might just be a good thing :o)
Wheels…. Seems cast iron wheels would be good as the weight would provide some what of a flywheel affect. I notice some of the less expensive 14 and 17 inch Grizzly band saws have cast aluminum wheels. I’ll likely be doing some re-sawing, and wondering if cast aluminum wheels would be a deal breaker, or a bad thing.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and or advice !!
-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"