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I'm looking for a band saw. I prefer atleast a 12" but would like a 14" and a larger type belt sander to do some wood working.
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I picked up a Rigid 14" on clearance at HD a few weeks ago for under $250. I know HD's are clearancing out all the old model Rigid's and you can find some good deals if they have any left..
 

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Thanks for the heads up. Have you had a chance to cut with it yet? If so what do you think?
 

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That's a good price on the Ridgid
I bought a Central Machinery 14" just under $200.oo It's basically the same as the Ridgid with a 1hp.
It's important to keep the sawdust off the motors on the cheaper brand bandsaws.
 

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When you guys say 14" does that mean it will cut through something 14 " tall? I am also looking for a bandsaw to cut through 12" thick flotation billets. This is what I use for my fish forms I carve. Thanks.

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I use a Delta, an antique that came with a riser block. I can cut through 12 " thick material and it has a 14" throat. It sounds like what you need. No...mine is not for sale. :)

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The 14" bandsaws cut a height of 6"
You can buy 6" riser blocks to get the 12"s you need.
So you would cut a 12"x14" block with that setup.
 

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I would only look for a delta or Old rockwell if you need a riser block to cut 12 plus thick wood or foam. Also parts are still available for all models ,thru delta. I know I have a 1959 14' rockwell that my wife has order part for and a 1956 rockwell jointer that we got parts for With no problems . no sob story that this thing is to old for parts and suport.
 
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