|Forum topic by kmiles||posted 01-03-2015 06:13 AM||1248 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
01-03-2015 06:13 AM
Quick question from a newbie about bandsaws.
I made the mistake of buying a cheap $200 bandsaw from Sears not knowing what all I would use it for. At the time I bought it for cutting corners in cutting boards. It doesn’t do the best job at cutting anything thicker than half an inch. It likes to lock up & quit running.
Now, I’m looking for something to resaw lumber I get from the local sawmill. I was also told I could make some of my own veneers (smaller sizes) with a nicer bandsaw.
My local WoodCraft recommended the JET Model # 708115K 14 in. 10-Amp Bandsaw with Closed Stand. This is the link to it from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/JET-14-in-10-Amp-Bandsaw-with-Closed-Stand-708115K/203695001
I’ve also been looking at the new RIDGID Model # R474 14 in. Bandsaw. This is the link to it from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-14-in-Bandsaw-R474/205653861
I’ve been pleased with my Ridgid tools thus far. I have their table saw, planer, router, sanders, drills & impacts. Their lifetime warranty is what attracted me to them when I first started buying. Is it worth the extra money to purchase the JET? Or is there something else out there that I’m missing? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! :-)
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