For a BS it could be anywhere between 2 hp and 4.5 hp, what do you want to
do with the BS?
For a DP it could be anywhere between 1/3 hp and 1 hp, what do you want to
do with the DP?
I had a great Rockwell DP it had 1/3 hp, I stalled it a couple of times in
18 years. I now have a 1 hp Delta. I have not stalled it either however I
have a much wider range of speeds compared to the old Rockwell.
I had a 1/2 hp band saw, it was OK for thin stock, I had a 2hp Rikon, it
would cut thicker material more quickly. I now have a 4.5 hp Laguna, it
easily resaws 8" wide/thick stock.
Cut wood. J/K....I don't do any major work, yet, but I do plan to purchase
one soon enough and want to get something with potential without having
regrets of buying anything of insufficient power then requiring the need to
buy something better.
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