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#1 posted 01-27-2018 07:38 PM

Hi Battle, I read your other thread about blades for the band saw, and then found you had started this one. My first reaction is to be somewhat surprised that this one didn’t generate a raft of replies, as I know from my own internet and LJ research that bandsaw topics are among the very most visited and discussed (or so it sure seems).

I also know you already got the 18BX. Thus, I wanted to say
1. congrats on making that selection and having it sitting in your truck!

2. I agree with the very useful idea to have a smaller bandsaw in the shop, as well. I sure enjoy that combo in my shop, although my big one is small relative to yours. My set is the Rikon 10-326 and my old 12” craftsman that I bought new in the 1984 time frame. I agree that the 3-wheel Craftsman is not likely the best choice.

3. As to your original question, I don’t think there is any reason not to go for a larger machine if you have the cash, the space, and the 220 power source.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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