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Thread: Compilation of "Best Band Saw" threads. Which Band Saw ?

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    Compilation of "Best Band Saw" threads. Which Band Saw ?

    Hi. This topic comes up very often. Usually I try to do a site search to find old threads that I found useful... but it's difficult to wade through them all, or even find them all. I am compiling the links below for threads that I found useful in answering the common questions,
    1. What is the best bandsaw out there for the money?
    2. Which is the best 17" - 19" bandsaw?
    3. Is it worth the extra $ for the MiniMax/Agazzani/Laguna ?

    Hopefully doing this won't bother anyone, I just really enjoy reading the bandsaw threads here, and this will help me point those with questions to some of our awesome corporate knowledge
    Dave

    Best Bandsaw and drill press for the money?http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=27918

    Which 17" bandsaw? http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=15965

    Grizzly G0514x vs Laguna LT16 http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=68096

    Tool Test: 14-inch Band Saws http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=22054

    rikon 10-325 verses grizzly go513x bandsaws http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=68328

    Over all what is the best 18" bandsaw for the money? http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...d=5960&t=68777

    Bandsaw advice for a newbie -Which saw? http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=688911

    Grizzly G0555 vs Rikon 10-325 Bandsaws http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=47419

    Looking for Comments on Grizzly G0513 vs. G0513X Bandsaws http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=33755

    Delta 18" Bandsaw Review Model 28-682 http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=13094

    Beginning of the Grizzly G0513 BS review..... http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=4662

    Laguna, Minimax, and Agazanni Bandsaw oners please defend your purchase http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=45339

    Could I hear from owners of the 14" Craftsman Bandsaw 22401? http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=48580

    Mobile Base for 18" Bandsaw http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=16799

    14" Rikon bandsaw http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=45411

    Rikon Model 10-325 or Powermatic 14" Bandsaw? http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=55152

    g0513x2 or g0514x? Shiraz Balolia comments on cast iron trunnions, improved table, etc. http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=62269

    Grizzly G0513X2 vs G0636X with comments from Shiraz http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=69987
    Last edited by John Bailey; 12-05-2007 at 6:35 AM.
    Thread on "How do I pickup/move XXX Saw?" http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=597898

    Compilation of "Which Band Saw to buy?" threads http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...028#post692028

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for the compilation. I have been looking through posts on bandsaws and this list has helped!
    One good turn deserves another

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    Thanks and great idea!!!

    Thanks alot Dave!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome! Financially, I can't swing it right now (no job), but in the future for sure (at least a year). The research really helps though and thanks again for the compilation. Good luck with your purchase!

    Dave
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    THE BEST








    Why? Because I like it and it's mine


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    For some reason I can't find an "edit button" on my thread? Maybe you can't edit a thread after a certain time...

    Here is a GREAT thread with information on the new Grizzley Ultimate 17" bandsaw, the G0636X

    Grizzly G0513X2 vs G0636X with comments from Shiraz http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=69987
    Thread on "How do I pickup/move XXX Saw?" http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=597898

    Compilation of "Which Band Saw to buy?" threads http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...028#post692028

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    Dave,

    Thanks again for the great compilation. I love bandsaws and this thread is a great source of easy info.

    You're right, there is a time limit for editing, so I went ahead and added it to your compilation. Hope that's OK, let me know if not.

    John
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    Someone should throw a formal review of the new 18" Jet saw on there. I have one, but I haven't used it enough to review it. Thus far, it's a good saw, and worth considering if you see one somewhere at a shop for a "deal", which is how I ended up with mine.

    Other than changing the belt, and soon the blade, on the one I received, everything is tight and works as needed/advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bailey View Post
    Dave,

    Thanks again for the great compilation. I love bandsaws and this thread is a great source of easy info.

    You're right, there is a time limit for editing, so I went ahead and added it to your compilation. Hope that's OK, let me know if not.

    John
    John:

    Is it possible to make this a sticky? It's a great resource; I stumbled into it during a BS search - might save some time for us newbies if it's stuck to pg. 1. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Cipriano View Post
    John:

    Is it possible to make this a sticky? It's a great resource; I stumbled into it during a BS search - might save some time for us newbies if it's stuck to pg. 1. Thx.
    I pass it by the powers that be, those that have the ability to get it done. By the way, 3:06 A.M.?? Go to bed Joe!!

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    Good post, thanks, just reafirms my decision that when I upgrade my 14" Delta, it will be a 18" SC, least wises as it stands now.

    Sticky might be nice imho too.

    Al
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    Update of new Bandsaw buying decision threads Apr 09-May 10

    Hi, thought I'd add some new good threads from the last year that aren't included above:
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=136394
    G0701 19" Ultimate Bandsaw - has anyone seen/used one? - Sawmill Creek

    What bandsaw is best for a wood turner?
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=115404

    Powermatic and Mini Max band saws
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=123665

    Questions on Agazzani 20" bandsaw
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=118984

    Any comments on Grizzly G0513X2B Band Saw? http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=124590

    Laguna 14 SUV Bandsaw... Pro's and Cons?
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=136459

    Laguna or Agazzani
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=137959

    Upgraded to a large bandsaw, opinons needed (Felder/ACM FB540, Laguna HD16, bearings)
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=120418

    Laguna LT14SUV review
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=115939
    Thread on "How do I pickup/move XXX Saw?" http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=597898

    Compilation of "Which Band Saw to buy?" threads http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...028#post692028

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    This is great and very helpful, thank you! (And thanks also for the contribution to the BS thread I started -- very helpful and I'm researching some of the things you mentioned.)

    Mark

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    Laguna LT16HD or Felder HB600


    New Bandsaw Purchase: Laguna vs. Minimax


    Grizzly G0514X2 or Rikon 10-345

    LT18-3000 vs 514x2


    bandsaw Recommendation (lots of talk on the 17" and 19" Grizzly saws on this thread)


    20" bandsaws which 20" or bigger bandsaw to get? felder fb 600 or aggazzani b20

    Recommendations for a resaw bandsaw lots of posts on 20" and 24" Agazzani, Laguna, MM, some talk of the 19" G0514x2, and some discussion on buying used.

    couple of threads on the Felder saws in comparison to Agazzani, Laguna, and MM recently, as well as the Hammer.
    Thread on "How do I pickup/move XXX Saw?" http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=597898

    Compilation of "Which Band Saw to buy?" threads http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...028#post692028

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