The book is very skewed toward Delta
but pertinent to any brand.
Also, look into Mark Duginske's Band Saw Handbook.
I have just completed rebuilding an old Delta/Rockwell and found both
of these sources very handy.
ps. Don't assume that the saw you buy is tuned up and ready to go out
of the box. You will need to fine tune it. There is lots of good
advice in the books and on this forum. The latest Fine Woodworking
magazine has an article (I am citing heresay. I haven't picked it up
yet) about bandsaw tuning that is different from conventional process.
Sorry for double post but I doubt you are going to run out and buy a
different bandsaw if you don't like your pick. This is a likely
lifetime purchase. Go with the Powermatic. I have a Jet JWBS-20 that
I bought on the idea that I am unlikely to ever buy another bandsaw so
I got one that I figured I would be happy with. Yes, it has flaws but
I am happy enough with it.
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for a couple hunnert more than the jet you can get the 18" delta
complete with fence. you get a full 12" resaw capacity 2 HP and a
quiet smooth running machine that should last a lifetime. no need to
upgrade at a later time. buy once cry once.
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