Well, I did it: bought the 14SE Extended. I also got a deal on the
mobile base and a 1" Resaw King blade. Wow, that was the single
largest purchase I have made for the woodshop and it was hefty!! I
won't see it until after April but I will let you know then how it
Thanks again for all the advice and feedback, in particular, for
taking me WAY out of my price range! : ) But hey, I should only have
to cry once, right?!
You know Maico, you just bought yourself the "cabinet saw" of band saws.
When I went 2.5 times past the 18" Rikon cost to get the 16HD Laguna I
thought to myself, ahhhh no more compromises. You are going to love the 10
point ceramic guides. BTY don't be alarmed when you see a few sparks fly
from them, this is normal and typically dissipate as the blade breaks in and
smoothes up a bit. And yes, cry once, this is a piece that will pass down
to your kids or relatives one day.