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Posted on Upgrade to 17" Bandsaw

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#1 posted 09-20-2017 12:26 AM

My upgrade is somewhat similar, I had an older Taiwanese 12” POS that I suffered through for far to long and replaced it with a large Grizzly. The power and resaw capacity were were welcome additions, paying ~$30 for what had previously been more like a $10 was not (not to mention having to change blades far too frequently). I eventually bought a 14” Delta much like the one you’re considering getting rid of to join it that has a 1/4” 8tpi blade that stays on it for light duty scroll work. If you have the room and are comfortable having that much money tied up in two handsaws, I would recommend keeping the Delta when you get the big boy, that way you can leave it set up for dedicated resaw/rough milling work.

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