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#1 posted 02-13-2018 05:50 PM

Just for clarification bandsaws sized refer to the depth of the throat from the blade to the back of the saw not the height vertically. My 17” Grizzly is actually 16.25” horizontally and 12” vertically. The 2 hp 240v motor has plenty of power to drive the blades it is made to use (1/8” to 1”). It has a large table and a very good fence.
I agree with Loren that the wider the board you are re-sawing or veneer making the greater chance for problems. You can only saw as fast as the blade moves and the blade gullets can remove the sawdust so the wider the board the slower you need to run it through the saw.
Here is a good video about setting up a band saw.

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