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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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I have an older 14" bandsaw that only has 5" resaw capacity. A while back I got a riser kit from Grizzly but it would'nt fit without a lot of modification. So I've been searching the internet for what bandsaws the kit will fit. And checking Craigslist 3 or 4 times a day. Well I just got home with a Ridgid BS1400. It's the older gray model and has been wrapped in a tarp under an awning for a few years. I was worried the tires would be shot sitting with the blade on it that long. But the blade was broken and the tires look like new. It was sitting on dirt so the legs have some surface rust and peeled paint, but everything above that is in good shape. He said it was'nt used much and the table is still covered with the big sticker that tells all the features. Tomorrow I'll clean it up and put my riser block on it. All in all I think it was as good deal at $100. Since I think I can recover the money by putting my current one on Craigslist.

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$100 sounds like a good deal, Rusty.

What is the make of your older bandsaw?

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James, my old one is a Ram Machinery. Which is one of many Taiwan imports from the 1980's. It is similar to other 14" saws, and some parts are interchangeable. But everything is 1" smaller than most others (92.5" blade rather than 93.5" and 5" resaw rather than 6").

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Good show getting the new saw. One day I will need to get one. For now untill things clear up we will watch how we spend money!! The next thing I need to get is the dust collector system and finish the downstairs bath room.

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I have a small shop so had to settle for the new Jet 10 inch band saw, got it set up and played a little, says it will resaw 4 1/8 inch, I did cut some 3/4 inch oak playing and think I may need to up grade the blade, any suggestions out there?

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The Wood Slicer or Timberwolf blades are recommended for resawing. I use a Swedish Silicon blade (The Little Ripper) from R&D Bandsaws here in Canada and its also an excellent resaw blade.
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If you have a Woodcraft nearby, I use the Olsen and Timberwolf blades. I can also get the Olsens at a local tool store.

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