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Forum topic by ajshobby posted 12-04-2017 04:34 PM 406 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2017 04:34 PM

This is a cira 2003 saw that i found Locally for a good deal and it had almost no use. Its the older model with 12” resaw capacity so will fit my needs just fine. Couple questions as I’m upgrading from a Delta 14” and will dedicate the LT16 to resaw only.
1. The ceramic guides are shot. The guy never set the guides correctly so the ceramic has chips out of it. is there anything i should consider besides replacing the inserts?
2. He had an unused 1” resaw blade that came original with the saw (he believed). Can i trust a 15 year old blade or should i just purchase a new blade?
3. 1” or 1 1/4” blades for resawing. this thing is supposed to be able to take up to a 1 1/4” blade. I don’t mind buying a resaw king blade from Laguna but not 100% sure what the advantages / disadvantages on blade size is. if I’m going to spend $175 for a blade i want to get the right one.

Overall the band-saw shows the almost no use. No slop in the wheels, motor is sound, saw overall looked great and the rubber on the wheels looked brand new. Picked it up for 800 and that seemed a fair price for the condition it is in.

Thanks for the help/advice,
AJ in Minneapolis

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#1 posted 12-04-2017 05:53 PM

When it comes to blades for resaw, the thicker the better. That being said, make sure it has the ability to really tension the 1 1/4” blade properly. I have a bandsaw that “can” fit a 1 1/4” blade but a 1” blade is better in that it can be properly tensioned. The larger blade is just a hair light and so has a little bit more flutter than it should have.

I would also just get a new blade. Even if it looks decent, the set may be off on the teeth and may not be sharp for good and straight cuts.

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