band saw: king or Ridgid

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Forum topic by AdamThorpe posted 07-23-2009 05:50 AM 1097 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2009 05:50 AM

I have been looking at this rigid band saw at hd for a while now. I have the space for it but i have herd some things that have me worried such issues are the wheels being out of alignment and the belts not being very any good i really dont want to buy a new tool and end up with a money pit in my shop. i used a friends king 14in band saw and it was a pretty good tool i dont think it was tuned the best. what is it i should be woried about with a band saw??
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#1 posted 07-23-2009 07:42 AM

Google this: Rigid band saw reviews
Lots of reviews on the band saw, including on this site. Whatever brand you buy, be sure to also buy the Band Saw Hand Book by Mark Duginske.

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 01:46 PM

i have the ridgid and i like it but its probably not the best choice knowing what i know now i would have probably gotten something different. ive heard good things about grizzlys 14” model for not much more $ then the ridgid. ive never heard of king

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 04:12 PM

I agree take a look at Grizzly. My son has one and loves it, when I replace the one I have now it will be a Grizzly.

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