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

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 09:28 PM



You need to take into account the blade length. One Rikon 14” uses 111” blades while another 14” uses 142” blades and yet there s only 1” more resaw with the 142” blade model, 13” resaw vs. 14” resaw.

- WhyMe

OK. This is making sense to me now. I hadn’t even thought to look at blade length. So, basically, once these saws break the 12” barrier, they’re typically set up primarily to do resting. Hence the lower tables, etc.

So all that being said, why go 18” vs 14”? If hp is equal/similar, then we’re mostly looking at an increase in rip capacity, as well as some more flexibility in cutting curves in longer/wider stock, correct?


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