I’ve been thinking about buying a new bandsaw so I can make my own thin stock for lasering. I have an older Craftsman 12" bandsaw but it is not the best for resawing. I was wondering who cuts their own stock and has any recommendations for me.
There have been some previous discussions along this line that might be worth skimming, like this one:
Can anyone recommend a 8" (or higher) bandsaw that costs under $150? I would mainly need it to resaw wood for the
, but I’m sure I’ll find some other uses for it. Thanks in advance.
Sorry, After I hit go I did find this link and tried to delete the topic, but I can’t for some reason.
January 19, 2019, 8:07pm
Maybe someone has new suggestions since then. Just wanted to point at the existing stuff so you had some immediate input.
Thank you kindly!
I am, in fact, sitting here eating Meyer lemon olive oil cake while I catch up on the forum.
Personally, I would check out Craigslist or eBay for a used one of reputable manufacture. Always a better price and sometimes a killer deal from someone who just wants it to go away.
That’s what’s gonna happen when I die or go to memory care/assisted living. Got lots of stuff that my kids won’t use and the makerspace already has so I can’t donate it there.
Anyone want a Shopsmith Mark V (or two)?
January 21, 2019, 4:38pm
I always watch Craiglist for good power tools. It’s seems like where I live everyone either has junk or think they possess the holy grail and want a fortune for it.
January 21, 2019, 4:43pm
Update: Well yesterday I made the mistake of traveling to the nearest Woodcraft Store (just to browse) and walked out with a Laguna 1412 Bandsaw. I put it together last night. It’s a beast compared to my 40 year old Craftsman. Thank You all for your insight.
February 22, 2019, 6:43pm
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