Dual Bandsaw setup ?

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Forum topic by Steve posted 07-24-2018 02:11 PM 639 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2018 02:11 PM

I’m debating on whether to keep my two bandsaws or get rid of one.

Have a 14” Rikon deluxe that I bought new and I just recently picked up a used PWBS-14CS 14” for cheap.

If I sold one, it would obviously be the PM. But I got the PM for such a cheap price, it seems to be a shame just to sell it knowing I’d have a hard time finding one for the same price down the road.

Space wise, I could probably make do. But at the same time, I could also use the extra cash.

Wondering what others would do.

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#1 posted 07-24-2018 02:21 PM

only you can answer your own question ….SORRY :<((

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#2 posted 07-24-2018 02:29 PM

One for re-saw for scroll work, and other narrow blade jobs.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 07-24-2018 02:35 PM

If space were not an issue, I would have 2 to minimize blade changes.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 07-24-2018 03:51 PM

I have 2 band saws, one is a 17” and the other a 10” Rikon on a bench, 2 the same size? As Lazyman said if space is no problem sure!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 07-24-2018 03:55 PM

Like Andre, I have two band saws. One is a 16” Jet mainly for resaw. The second is a 10” Rikon with a Carter Stabilizer and 3/16” blade.

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#6 posted 07-24-2018 04:17 PM

Having two is pure awesome and increases productivity drastically

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 07-24-2018 07:36 PM

Keep it!

As stated, have one for resawing (wide blade) and the other for general scrolling and utility work.

Not having to swap bandsaw blades is such a treat, especially when a project required both types of cuts.

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#8 posted 07-24-2018 08:12 PM

thanks guys. after my latest project that required a ton of bs cutting, I was leaning towards keeping both. my wife even questioned me when i said i could sell it, asking me “but aren’t you using it now?”

i will say i didn’t think much of it at first, but that little air nozzle and the light are two features that I really enjoy on the PM over the Rikon.

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#9 posted 07-25-2018 05:12 AM

I keep them mobile and tight against each other up against a wall. I just pull the one I want to use out a hair for clearance.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 07-25-2018 06:55 AM

I have two bandsaws a Rikon 14” deluxe setup for resaw with a 3/4” carbide blade and a 14” porter cable with the carter stabiiizer and an 1/8” blade. The Rikon works great as a resaw only and all scroll work is done on the porter cable.

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#11 posted 07-25-2018 08:45 PM

Dualing Bandsaws, love to hear that.

-- Dave, Wi.

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