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#1 posted 08-09-2020 08:43 PM

Based on what you have, I d go with the bandsaw as well. Consider a Laguna bandsaw. I m quite happy with mine.

- whope

I considered the Laguna bandsaw but some of the reviews I saw said the fence is difficult to align, but perhaps that was with the specific unit the user had.

As far as safety, that s the user and the method he uses the machine. It s more tempting to get closer to the blade with your hands with the bandsaw on some cuts. And ooops. Which you get first will depend on the work you do or planning on.

Put them on a mobile base if you need maneuverability. Easier with the table saw. The bandsaw is taller and narrower, so could have tipping issues, depends on the surface your rolling on.

Blade kerf is not a issue. If your doing a dado or rabbit cut, Change blades to a (FTG) flat top grind . As far as resaw with the table saw, I do resaw materials up to 6” with my table saw. And make yourself a zero clearance throat plate for the narrow rips. I use the table much more often than the bandsaw.

If you don t have a miter saw, cross cuts on a boards is easier on the table saw verses bandsaw. Unless you plan on doing all your cross cut with a hand saw.

As far as noise level, my table saw is quieter than my bandsaw.

Which works best for you is what counts.

- WoodenDreams

Hmm you have made good points here. I agree you do have to watch your fingers with the bandsaw, but in my.opinion I was always much more aware with the bandsaw.

Putting things in a mobile base I can do but to me it’s more about square footage versus packing away for me.

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