Cattini Bandsaws?


Hi folks,
I've lurked off and on for a good long time, but I need some advice: I'm in the market for a 16"-18" ish bandsaw, I live in the Netherlands (so Jet, Delta, are out), and I want to be resawing lumber to feed my guitarbuilding addiction.
I've come across a few second-hand saws that look like they might do the trick (Mebers, MiniMax), including a mid-90's Cattini (possibly Enzo Cattini) bandsaw that looks solid, Italian-made, excellent condition, but I can't find any info on it, and since this will by first bandsaw, I don't really know what to make of it. New Italian-made saws I'm pondering are the Meber and Minimax 400's (so..the old Laguna 16"HT, I believe, and the Minimax MM16; I think those are the US designations), but they both run, with the few upgrades I want/the 220V motors - most have tri-phase 380V - around the $2200 mark after taxes. This saw, thought old, would be more like $800, but would need a motor replacement and/or rewire, if I can figure out whether I've got three-phase 240V in the new house (new shop, see?)
So, anyone heard anything about Cattini's saws? Found a website? Anything?
Thanks,
Mattia
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, if I can figure On Fri, 05 May 2006 21:39:05 +0200, Mattia Valente
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Know nothing about the saw but it's very unlikely you have 3 phase in a house, even in ND.
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Tom Banes wrote:

I'm fairly certain I'll have three-phase to the breaker, question is if I can get three-phase 240V running out to the shop or not; costs for getting three-phase installed by an electrician/power company are prohibitive for the amount of use I'll make of it...
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