: Are the high end (Laguna, Mini Max, etc.) saws worth the extra money?
: I can afford it, suspect that resale value when I kick off would be
: higher, but are they 2X better (approximation of cost difference) than
: the Jet, Delta, Grizzly, Performax equivalents?
I have the jet, and would like very much to upgrade to a Laguna
or equivalent, si I guess I consider it worthwhile. For resawing
the 14" machines are .... okay, but not anything like what the
bigger machines can do.
: Major use will be hobby work, including some resawing of harvested
: rough lumber as I have about 600 acres of trees (old growth pine, red
: and white oak, hickory, ash, bois d'arc, etc) up in Northeast Texas.
Do you mean resawing to gt bookmatched lumber or veneer, or do you mean
actually cutting your own lumber from logs? If the latter, I'd suggest
you get a bandsaw mill instead -- they're made for exactly this purpose.
-- Andy Barss