Darn, I didn’t win the Laguna 18” saw from their summer contest.
So after poking around Craig’s List and local tool shops with no real inspiration I ordered a new band-saw online tonight. I went for the Griz GO555P and ordered a mobile base, a riser kit and a re-saw fence. While I was at it I got a small wall mount Shop Fox air filter as I am tying to control the dust in the garage. My little guy said the square 17” saw looks better, but it is too big, too much $ and runs 220 which I don’t have…yet.
I also get to clear out the garage and start transforming it into more of a wood shop in Sept, hopefully in time for my new purchase’s arrival. Friends that moved overseas over 7 yrs ago stored stuff in our then new house’s garage which was of course empty….not so much now. So the BS and shop will have more space and I won’t be tripping over things. The saw will really open up re-sawing boards and small logs I have been stockpiling and get me going on two projects; a clock for my daughter and a tea chest/box for my mom….hopefully by Christmas they will get done. Better get making a re-saw jig so I am all ready to cut/roll whatever.
Little freaked over shipping of such a large piece of equipment to my door….fingers crossed!
-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"