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Posted on Bandsaws: 14" and 18" w/ same resaw capacity?

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AHuxley

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 05:57 AM


Saw size, 14”-18” is the distance from the blade to the nearest frame, usually the rear blade guard.
- papadan

Which also is the wheel diameter.

- RichTaylor

Right. I understand why they are labeled 14” and 18”. I don t understand the disparity in resaw capacity.

- maxwellllll

First, you need to understand the huge desire for greater resaw height is a relatively new trend in hobby saws. 12” of vertical capacity was the norm for 20” bandsaws for many years. Even many industrial saws had rather meager resaw height compared to many modern steel spined saws. It is simply the trend to have as much vertical capacity as possible and small saws reflect this.


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