No way I could do without my table saw, but use a band saw to do a lot of
things that are just too much of a PITA, or just a bit too dicey, to do on
the table saw.
Recently had a another pile of rough curved walnut cutoffs, too good to
waste, given to me that needed jointing and planing to obtain some usable
stock out of. The initial cut that needed to be made on each piece was just
shy of being as high as I could raise the table saw blade.
The bandsaw, with a 1/2" resaw blade, made short work of it, and a lot more
I've cut a couple of loads of this same stuff the past few months and, at
the prices they charge around here, could buy another bandsaw and jointer
with the money saved on the walnut alone.
Last update: 9/21/03
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