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    Van ... I plan on taking your advice and getting the Laguna 1412 next week when it goes on sale for Black Friday. One thing I didnít get to ask was about blades cause I know that doesnít come with a blade. My main use will be cutting bowl blanks and cutting some maybe 12Ē wide logs into small boards 5/4 or something. Iím a noob in relation to the terms. Would you consider both thoseĒrestatingĒ? I also ran across your thread on bandsaw blades but didnít really see where you recommended for type of saw work. If you donít mind would you recommend say 3-4 blades for what I plan on using them for? Maybe general size and what itís made of... I donít mind spending a little money if I get good results. I know I read the Laguna can be resharrpened. Any advice would be great. Last thing do you set your saw up any special way or just how factory says to? I know I have seen a lot about the ďSnodgrassĒ way. Like I said Iím a noob.
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    I live in Powdersville ... just noticed you said you had a house outside Greenville
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    Given what Iíd use it for. The new Jet does have 2 ports for dust collection but not sure if thatís a big selling point. I have 220 in my shop for the lathe and thatís my only plug... I could prob hook up another 220 but was leaning towards 110/115 plugin. Sorry if long winded but wanted to pick your brain sincerely you seem to have a lot of experience with Bandsaws. I would appreciate any input you are willing to share.

    Weston

    I live in Powdersville ... just noticed you said you had a house outside Greenville
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    Van Huskey, I was looking through several threads and you seem to best extremely knowledgeable about bandsaws. I am not. I own a little 9Ē ryobi one from a big box store. I am primarily into woodturning and would like something to cut and prep blanks. I have a chainsaw and what not but find it more difficult than Iíd prefer especially on smaller stuff but that is still too big for my cheap one. I would like to see if you could make a few recommendations. My budget is say $1000 give or take $100. I own a Grizzly G0766 lathe capable of turning 22Ē bowls. Saying this to say Iím not against getting a grizzly bs if itís a quality one. I live in SC and saw a fairly new 0457 bs on Craigslist for $900. Not sure if this is too good to pass up. I also am looking at grizzly 17Ē anniversary saw, the Laguna 1412, Rikon 10-336, and a new Jet 14 something cant recall the number but itís apparently new. Is there a certain feature I should be looking for?
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    Van. Just curious based on you LA/SC location. Are you in South Carolina?
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    Hi i have a question about a post of yours regarding bandsaws. I read that you purchased a used Mini max mm20 and would love to know what you paid for it? I am a fellow woodworker and am looking at a lightly used mm20 purchased new in 2006. Seller wants $2800. I know the prices went up on these saws over recent years so it is hard to know what the seller paid for it. Any hell would be much appreciated!

    Phil
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    Hi
    Wondering if you might have a Powermatic 143 fence set up for sale?
    Thanks
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    Van where are you? Have not seen a post from you in a while, hope all is well.
  9. We are in or Louisiana home now, it is an a small town called Maurepas on the water between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Our house in SC is in the upstate outside Greenville. I assume you are somewhere near Mobile.
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    Hey Van,
    I live in LA (lower aladamnbama....
    Where is your LA &SC?
    Nosey minds need to know..
    Jeff
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Your bandsaw weighs more when you leave the spring compressed instead of relieving the tension.

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