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by M24300Win
posted 08-06-2017 02:31 AM

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#1 posted 08-06-2017 02:46 AM

I would want the largest saw, assuming
it was of reasonable quality. My preference
doesn’t have so much to do with resaw
capacity as the ability to run wide blades
and the throat capacity to do things like
cut notches in panel corners. An 18”
or larger saw is a real convenience that
way and in working with solid wood can
largely supplant the table saw. Wider
blades track better as they lose sharpness
and can be relied upon to cut straight with
minimal hassle.

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#2 posted 08-06-2017 02:28 PM

It is going to be really hard to buy an 18 inch band saw for the price you are quoting in an area where used equipment isn’t available. I am coming to believe that is most places in the US. If you can’t find a good used saw, I like the Laguna a lot because of the smooth operation, the superior guides and the general fit and finish. The truth is I would probably be happy with any of your choices.

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#3 posted 08-06-2017 02:31 PM

Rikon 18”. My 10-340 is a beast and the company is first rate.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#4 posted 08-06-2017 02:36 PM

For resawing wood that big (long), consider a budget for indeed/outfeed support

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#5 posted 08-06-2017 07:38 PM

The prices posted are what I’ve been quoted. I’m thinking the 10-324 due to the size and not having to remove the fence to change blades. Comparing them all I see it as the most bang for the dollar and it’ll be much more stable working large pieces on vs a 14” saw. Thanks for the insight, it’s very much appreciated.

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