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Brandywine

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01-11-2021 01:14 PM

Question
I am looking for the correct band saw to purchase. I am a recreational woodworker. I am now retired and getting more time to really enjoy.

I have been looking at many reviews on-line and it is crazy! Looking probably for a 14” saw that I can do some re-sawing. Probably around $1,500 range.

I currently have a Delta 28-276 that I purchased 15 or so years ago when I had less time. It does not really do what I would like the saw to do now.

Really would appreciate any suggestions anyone would have.

Thanks
Gene

-- Gene, Michigan


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Meisterburger

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#1 posted 01-11-2021 03:28 PM

You don’t have to spend quite that much unless you are doing some big resaw work. The Rikon and Laguna are both a little more than a thousand. Can regularly get a 10% sale price with these two. There are a lot of threads here discussing the many saws available

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#2 posted 01-11-2021 03:39 PM

I would suggest the Laguna 14-12.

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Brandywine

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#3 posted 01-11-2021 05:15 PM

Thanks
I am new to LJ how would I find those forums?
From what have read the Rikon or Laguna are the ones to get.
Really appreciate your quick response!!
Gene

-- Gene, Michigan

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#4 posted 01-11-2021 05:58 PM

I purchased a Rikon 10-326 a bit over a year ago. I use it professionally… Although, I am not firing it up every day, it is getting a good bit of use! I would say I use it three out of five days and it has held up, not lost adjustment, stood up to everything I have put to it…. I would happily recommend it.

The few laguna tools I’ve used have been really good tools as well. I certainly wouldn’t turn anyone away from one of those either.

I waited until WoodCraft had a 15% off Rikon sale, then pounced….

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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Axis39

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#5 posted 01-11-2021 05:58 PM

I purchased a Rikon 10-326 a bit over a year ago. I use it professionally… Although, I am not firing it up every day, it is getting a good bit of use! I would say I use it three out of five days and it has held up, not lost adjustment, stood up to everything I have put to it…. I would happily recommend it.

The few laguna tools I’ve used have been really good tools as well. I certainly wouldn’t turn anyone away from one of those either.

I waited until WoodCraft had a 15% off Rikon sale, then pounced….

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#6 posted 01-11-2021 06:12 PM

I’m really enjoying my Powermatic 14”. It was money well spent. I got it when Wood craft had it on sale with free shipping.

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Brandywine

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#7 posted 01-14-2021 03:14 PM

Thank you all for your assistance.
Really appreciate it!!

-- Gene, Michigan

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