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Posted on Tablesaw vs Bandsaw For My Needs

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#1 posted 08-09-2020 09:03 PM

For solid woodworking I think a bandsaw is a must. With a bandsaw you can break down large slabs of rough lumber quickly. If you have access to Rough sawn lumber a bandsaw is machine you want.
I prefer a minimum of 20 inch saw. You have larger choice of blades you can buy. The blades will be longer and cost More but last much longer.
I used to have two 14 and 20 I sold the 14.
If your buying lumber from a lumber yard and it’s straight line on one side you probably wouldn’t see much advantage of a bandsaw. You would be paying someone for that service and missing the fun of cutting wood on a bandsaw.
Good Luck

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