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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 03-12-2019 01:03 AM 452 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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3285jeff

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03-12-2019 01:03 AM

im looking at getting a larger bandsaw,,at the moment all I have is a benchtop,,I have been looking at the rikon 10-326 and the grizzly go513xp and the go513 anniversary edition,,,and the laguna 14bx,,,i know the grizzlys just have a one year warranty where rikon has 5,,dont know about laguna,,,I like the grizzlys but I guess im hungup on that freight charge when I can go and buy the rikon now for about 400 less than the grizzly,,can anyone help,,and for sawing up green wood for bowl blanks should I get a 2 hp,,


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CWWoodworking

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#1 posted 03-12-2019 01:14 AM

I would get grizzly because of throat capacity and biggest motor.

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Gittyup

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#2 posted 03-12-2019 11:57 AM

Bigger is generally better. Need as much height and throat as you can get. I have had the G0513x for about 6 years now. Good saw. My only complaint is the tires didn’t last. Could be the big, deep gullet blades I’ve been using.

-- tel

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bigJohninvegas

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#3 posted 03-12-2019 04:21 PM

I own the GO513×2 and love it.
Here is another bandsaw thread started a few days ago, Looking at same saws.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/303501

-- John

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bgood

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#4 posted 03-14-2019 05:00 AM

Buy the heaviest one you could haul.

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