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 Posted: 19 Sep 2019 03:21 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: 4 May 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8055
A few years back, a good friend "made me buy" his new 'Skil' bandsaw.
This isn't a big industrial saw, but has a 9" throat, and is easy to use.
I put a fine tooth blade on it, and when properly set up,
I can cut 1/32" boards easily and cleanly.

Balsa is the easiest and cheapest.
Ever look at how much basswood chunks go for ?
I do have some nice redwood fence boards that can be cut up also.

My real problem is that I have about 20 or 30 years of wood hoarding,
so whatever size I need is "around here somewhere".

I still use my old balsa stripper for little stuff,
but that bandsaw is great for model work and "real world" projects.

I bought a small table saw once and gave it away,
after it threw a chunk of wood at my head.

It was my fault, but after that I decided to buy what I needed,
and not get whacked in the head !

That's my story & I'm sticking to it...


It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
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