Stopped in at the local Tool emporium (CB Tool) today to pick up
some sandpaper and spent some time looking at the bandsaws. They
have both the JBS-18($995) and the new JBS-18X ($1250). The -18X has 12" resaw
capabilities, a beefier (but still Al) trunion and a 2HP motor.
Otherwise, it appears identical to the -18 (same Dust Collection,
same lower blade guide etc).
Has anyone experience with the Jet 18" and the Delta 18" such that
they can compare them?
CB also had a Meber 20" ($2290) that looked pretty nice, along
with the Invicta 24" ($2495). I've not heard of Meber before, but
it looked like a quality saw, unfortunately out of my price range.