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bgodkin
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Registered: ‎01-22-2010
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New Bandsaw

My present bandsaw is a 18' grizzly which I have had for about 15 years, it still works OK, but I would like to upgrade to something a little more user friendly.  I use my saw for mostly resawing.  I would like something in the mid price range around a $1,000.00 with at least a 2 hp motor, and something easy to control the tension, a good dust collection port, ball bearing blade guides, and a good sized table, with an easy blade changing function. I kind of like the jet 14" JWBS, but haven't made any decisions yet. Any advice on band saw brands, and performance will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Bob G.

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MSWOODcraft
Posts: 5,368
Registered: ‎10-23-2009
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Re: New Bandsaw

Hey, Bob.

 

I've been doing quite a bit of shopping/comparing of bandsaws in this price range, myself, in the last couple of weeks.

 

From what I've found based on reviews, etc., the best 2HP/220V 18" bandsaw that's anywhere near your price point is the Rikon 10-345.    It's gotten very high marks in most of the recent bandsaw shootouts.   

 

Yes, there are better ones out there, but you're talking closer to $2,000 or above for names like MiniMax, Laguna, etc.

Best,

Matt Seiler
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Ed S.
Posts: 298
Registered: ‎10-23-2009
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Re: New Bandsaw

I just picked up this grizzly..... seems to be doing a great job!  I'm happy with it for the price.....

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Dave in Md
Posts: 301
Registered: ‎10-20-2009
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Re: New Bandsaw

 


Ed S. wrote:

I just picked up this grizzly..... seems to be doing a great job!  I'm happy with it for the price.....


Another vote for the G0513

 

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Dave Moran
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JL North GA
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Registered: ‎10-23-2009
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Re: New Bandsaw

+1 on the Rikon 10-345.  I've had mine for over three years.  I've had to replace the lower bearings once - but they collect a lot of dust. 

 

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