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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 11:33 AM
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I have to vote for the Rikon. I have my 14" 10-325 for over 10 years and has served me well. Researched and tested a number of saws, including Laguna, and as a beginner i chose the Rikon. And after 10 years it is working great. I used it all the time. Resawing, trimming, preparing wood for turning ect. My son is into woodworking and just purchased his first bandsaw. The 14" rikon 10-326. It is perfect for him.
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So far, I've found nothing that can beat the Grizzly 513X2 for features and values @ 1380. I may spring for the additional foot and motor brake as that only adds about $300.00 to the price. The mobile stand adds $90.00 and an additional 2-year warranty for about $30.00 brings it to a three-year warranty total.

That's around 1900 give or take a little to get it in my shop. Not bad when I originally had decided that $2500.00 was my budget. I can get three good blades for $150-200, a Carter Stabilizer for 1/4 inch blades at around $70. So still about $21-2300.

Those are numbers I can handle. Not so for the Powermatic PM1500 at 32-3400. I prefer the Grizzly for my perceived bigger bang for my bucks over the rest.

However, if someone wants to give me a Powermatic 1500 or Laguna Italian LT16 HD I'll gladly accept. But I'm not buying them.

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Hope you'll tell us about your new saw once you've used it a bit.

One final little item from me. I have found that my blades work a little better and with less odd noises when I use a stone to lightly round over the back edge of the blade before use. Makes turns a little easier and might reduce wear and tear on your guides. I found a stone mounted on a stick (pix) that makes this easy. I do maybe 4-5 revolutions of the blade (you hear the click of the weld), on each edge. The stick model is cheaper than messing up a more expensive stone. I think I found this at Rockler.
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Hope you'll tell us about your new saw once you've used it a bit.

One final little item from me. I have found that my blades work a little better and with less odd noises when I use a stone to lightly round over the back edge of the blade before use. Makes turns a little easier and might reduce wear and tear on your guides. I found a stone mounted on a stick (pix) that makes this easy. I do maybe 4-5 revolutions of the blade (you hear the click of the weld), on each edge. The stick model is cheaper than messing up a more expensive stone. I think I found this at Rockler.
Good idea. I was watching a youtube where someone (it might have been Alex Snodgrass) recommended the same thing.

To tell the truth, I'm glad I've decided on the 513X2. After a while all the research runs together into a quagmire of second guessing and more research.

After I get it and play with it a while using my Dustopper and shop vac for dust collection, it will be time to look at a bigger and more convenient system. Until iIfind a good resting place for the bandsaw and table saw though, I'm reluctant to do more than run hoses. But I can go ahead and aquire the guts of the system that will work now and later.

I know you're quite knowledgeable and a voice for DC, so again, you're welcome to give me your advice.

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