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Posted on Newbie in market for 14" bandsaw, need recommendations

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 10:05 PM

you do get what you pay for.

except where jet is concerned. i found them long on promise, short on delivery and expensive, making them poor values, IMHO.

Look twice at the Porter Cable ….. 1.5 HP

i’d look carefully at the hp rating of that motor. at 10A (@ 110v), it might be using the old craftsman method of measuring HP (read, extremely optimistic (AKA “peak”)) ratings.

to the OP, i’d save another $50 (+/-) and try for a rikon 10-325 when they go on sale at highland WW or woodcraft. tools that deliver performance and a company that delivers great customer and technical support . the 18” rikon that replaced an 18” jet that i had was just a much more substantial machine. the frame, wheels and table felt beefier and the motor was much smoother.

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