So after driving 200 miles to a pipe and tobacco show I was all set for an
afternoon on the couch with the football game, newspaper and my dog. There
it was, a General 18 inch Bandsaw for sale and it was only 50 miles away.
Remembering the Generals we have in the shop I called the guy and we agreed
to meet. The saw was spotless and kind of looked like a General only
different. It was squarish and had a great table but it was only 6 feet
high. (my 20 was 7 feet). I put it through it's paces and we agreed on a
price and I took it home. You would not guess to look at it but it weighs
451 pounds. The only thing easy to tale off was the table. There was nobody
around and I stared at it for an hour hoping to levitate it out of the
truck. I finally figured now or never and pulled it out and got it to the
shopfox rolling base that came with it.
An hour of putting it back together and changing plugs and stuff and I made
a test cut. Sliced 1/16 inch slabs off of a 4x6. I think I'll keep it.