Turning Archive 2008

Subject:
bandsaw purchase

glennk
>Being new to turning I am still accumulating the necessary tools. I have an old 12" craftsman band saw with a 1/2 HP motor that is just not strong enogh to cut out the 16/4 stock I am working with. I have looked at the 14" Powermatic 1-1/2 HP and the 18" 2-1/2 HP Rikon. I should ave bought them 3 months ago they both jumped in price recently. But that is just my bad timimg. Are there any suggestions form folks with experience on either of these machines? Advice appreciated.

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