AFAIK the 14" equals the amount of saw that it is possible to expose - not
the amount of saw it is possible to use for cutting. 14" bandsaws have at
least a 3/4 HP induction motor instead of the small universal motor found
on jigsaws. This allows the bandsaw to cut through THICK stock, up to 6 or
more inches thick. I don't know what the max thickness is for a 14"
AFAIK, the 14" measures the distance from the blade to the column that
supports the upper wheel. The depth of material that can be cut is
different on each saw, and some can take an extension to raise the upper
wheel assembly to increase this depth of material.
Duginske's book The Bandsaw Handbook is a good starting point
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I thought I posted this question a few days ago but I haven't seen appear.
So, I'll try again.
I have a 14" Grizzley Bandsaw. What does the 14" signify? I can't saw a
14' thickness so what does it mean? Thanks for any info. John
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