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Old 01-06-2018, 09:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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What kinds of blades can you get for these?
I am seriously considering selling my bandsaw and looking at another and had not considered this option. The portable ones seem to have just a few 1/2 inch blades available. Mostly about 10 tpi. OK for re-sawing pen blanks, but wouldn't be much good for scroll-work.

I need smaller and more mobile, so another option I have consideredis Festool carvex with jigsaw table. Looking at set-ups that would still have utility If I buy a 14" wood saw down the road. I know some say a 10" bench top is still nice even once one has a 14-18" for small stuff.
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What kinds of blades can you get for these?
I am seriously considering selling my bandsaw and looking at another and had not considered this option. The portable ones seem to have just a few 1/2 inch blades available. Mostly about 10 tpi. OK for re-sawing pen blanks, but wouldn't be much good for scroll-work.

I need smaller and more mobile, so another option I have consideredis Festool carvex with jigsaw table. Looking at set-ups that would still have utility If I buy a 14" wood saw down the road. I know some say a 10" bench top is still nice even once one has a 14-18" for small stuff.
They only have 1/2" blades for these in about 4 different tpi configurations.
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What kinds of blades can you get for these?
I am seriously considering selling my bandsaw and looking at another and had not considered this option. The portable ones seem to have just a few 1/2 inch blades available. Mostly about 10 tpi. OK for re-sawing pen blanks, but wouldn't be much good for scroll-work.

I need smaller and more mobile, so another option I have consideredis Festool carvex with jigsaw table. Looking at set-ups that would still have utility If I buy a 14" wood saw down the road. I know some say a 10" bench top is still nice even once one has a 14-18" for small stuff.
They only have 1/2" blades for these in about 4 different tpi configurations.
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These portables do have some limitations--I use mine because I already had it. It is nice to be able to chew through anything reasonable without changing blades, including the odd steel project. I am refurbing a freebie Craftsman 12" saw I was given for other band saw uses.
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