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#1 posted 12-02-2018 08:29 PM

Some great info here. I have the Grizzly G0513X2. I too looked at the 513anv, but decided the the features were lacking vs the X2. More bang for the buck.
with a 3/4” blade I re sawed a chunk of mesquite about 8” wide. Thats the largest I have tried so far, and it handled it easily.
I agree with AHuxley. If you are going to re saw 12” on a regular basis you are going to want a bigger saw.
But re reading you original post, You seem like you will be using your saw pretty much the same as I use mine.
I grab up a little local wood from the tree trimmers. Mesquite, Ash, Some assorted fruit wood, what ever I can find, and cut into turning blanks. So far I have only had chunks about 24” to 30” long. I have not tried to make veneer thin yet. But have done well down to 1/4” thick for a box lid. I would like to get a log 6’ plus. Try my hand at making 5/4 thick boards for some box projects.

-- John

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