Went to the woodworking show this weekend and ended up getting a good deal
on the Jet 14" closed stand. Was able to pick it up for $455.00 after
$50.00 mail in rebate. Put it together and installed the Kreg fence this
afternoon. First impressions is that this is a much nicer saw than either
of the other 2 that I was looking at (Was able to look at all 3 at the
Woodworking show at the Expo? I drooled on the Mini Max band saw and that
all-in-one whatever it was near by. It took me a few minutes to figure out
what did what and where you'd stand to use the TS component.
I missed the Kreg display - too many people around it. What made you
decide on the Kreg fence?
Yeah, I saw the minimax as well; but at a grand SWMBO would have killed
me. My dad and I both got the Kreg fence and re-sw guide. I decided
on it based on the opinions here of the fasttrack which was it's
predecessor before Kreg bought them, plus the price, $99.00 for the
fence and re-saw guide. Woddcrafts price was $109.00 for the fence and
$18.00 for the re-saw guide.
What are you going to do with this saw?
If you are going to resaw and plan on needing up to 12", my recommendation
would be not to get a small saw and make it bigger.
Larger units that can be had in the $1,000 neighborhood although not feature
rich but you will have the capability of using a larger blade and have more
HP both of which you will require for resawing large pieces.
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