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Opinion: Budget resaw - Get a 1 HP 14 inch saw

10-13-2020 12:12 AM by Richard | 1 comment »

If you want to resaw, spend $400 and get a 1 HP saw. Resist the temptation to “save” $115 by “trying” a 1/3 HP saw. (Prices in effect Oct 2020) Resawing is the cutting of boards into even thinner boards, or at the limits into cuts thin enough to use for veneers. If you’re looking to start resawing, you’re going to need a band saw, and if your budget is tight, you don’t have a lot of options. I’ve tried two inexpensive floorstanding saws: a 10 inch Wen saw (3962; $285 at Lowes) with a steel frame, a 1/3 HP motor and 6 inch resaw capacity, and a 14 inch Central Machinery (CM) saw ($400 at Harbor Freight) with cast iron frame, a 1 HP motor and 6 inch resaw capacit...

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