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    With all due respect I have the greatest wife ever. As those who follow my post know too well the bandsaw that I have access to through the local carving club is old and unreliable on thicker cuts. Tracking off by as much as inch on a 6” cut. I think it was about the time I did the T Swift snap off cutout that my wife suggested I buy a bandsaw. Despite my explanation of the cost, that I really only need such a saw a few times a year and the space it would take up in the garage. She really became quite insistent in fact telling me that if I didn’t pick one I’d end up with the one she choose. Ended up with a Rikon 10-324tg can cut through wood up to 13” thick.
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    Nice looking saw, ....the very one power tool I can not live without. Merry Christmas and have fun with it. My very old finally TV blew up....son came through the door with a brand new one fancy one(he is an IT guy)...which is super nice in times like this. Islands, we are told yesterday to stay home and do not travel. I love the new TVs.
    . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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    • #3
      Nice saw, Ed, and I miss mine. Great tool to have, and keep us updated on the use.
      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

      http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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      • #4
        Hi Ed, your Wife has Good Taste. I think you will use that Saw more than you think,and that will be the rest of your Life.It might let your Imagination Wonder and try to Carve something different. You Really had to be a Good Boy to Deserve that Great Gift . Merry Christmas to you and Yours. Merle

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        • #5
          Would really love it if you could steer Santa my way Ed that is one honey of a unit. Very envious!! Enjoy !! Makes my unit look like a kids toy.

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          • #6
            "Despite my explanation of the cost, that I really only need such a saw a few times a year"
            I bet you'll be surprised how a few time turns into regular .

            What a keeper you have there!

            MERRY CHRISTMAS
            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              You will not regret this tool. Timberwolf blades make it better.
              Carve/ Saw On,
              Kadiddle

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              • #8
                Great looking saw Ed. Like Joe said, I bet you use it a lot more than you need to. They are a handy tool to have. I just have a small Shopsmith. It max thickness is 6 “. I use it a lot. I wood love to have a larger one.
                We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DiLeon View Post
                  Nice looking saw, ....the very one power tool I can not live without. Merry Christmas and have fun with it. My very old finally TV blew up....son came through the door with a brand new one fancy one(he is an IT guy)...which is super nice in times like this. Islands, we are told yesterday to stay home and do not travel. I love the new TVs.
                  Great gift, D! These new TVs are too complicated for me, I don't have the patience to learn how to use them...that's my wife's area of expertise, with an assist from our son across the street when necessary!
                  Arthur

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                  • #10
                    Wow, Ed, you got a beauty there. You don't do things by halves, that's for sure!
                    Arthur

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Arthur C. View Post
                      Wow, Ed, you got a beauty there. You don't do things by halves, that's for sure!
                      Given the direction my work seems to be following it seemed the right choice.
                      And besides.

                      Moderation is for Monks!

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                      • #12
                        That's awesome. That is a great band saw. The 13 inch resaw capacity and all the features are what sold me on it. I had a similar experience with my wife insisting I get it.
                        I would have expected you used a band saw way more than a few times a year ....I bet you will be now.
                        Anders.
                        https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBladesNW

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 4ND3R5 View Post
                          That's awesome. That is a great band saw. The 13 inch resaw capacity and all the features are what sold me on it. I had a similar experience with my wife insisting I get it.
                          I would have expected you used a band saw way more than a few times a year ....I bet you will be now.
                          I can be a little cheap. I’m sure the consensus that I will use this more often than I think is true. Looking back I’ve only started eight carvings this year so that was my thought process.

                          However with this acquisition the carving club is changing how we buy wood. In the past we bought a few larger blocks and a bunch of smaller bits we thought likely to be used. Unfortunately we had a punch of smaller bits that seem to just miss being what someone needs. We now have bought several large pieces 4inches x 6inches x 4foot one which I keep at my house. Members can call or text and I will cut a piece to match their project. So yes it will see more use.


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                          • #14
                            Congratulations, Ed. If it doesn't track true, get a Timberwolf blade for it. http://www.suffolkmachinery.com

                            Claude
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                            • #15
                              [QUOTE Moderation is for Monks!

                              You got that in one ED If I ever win lotto Carbatec is going to have a VERY GOOD DAY!!!!! hehehehe

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