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    Just got back from finishing a job overseas and Santa came early with a new re-saw kit for me. Took me two days to clean the cosmoline off, but finally ready to hook up power and fine tune. Picked saw up in Austin, Tx. on Tuesday and had a big chore unloading from trailer and getting in shop (all 764 lbs. of it) Wednesday morning. Almost ready to start making lumber for scrolling clocks. I have a lot of cherry, curley maple, black walnut, bass wood, cedar, and ipe to re-saw. The saw is 220v single phase, 4.8hp and will take a 1 1/2 inch blade. Re-saw capacity is 20 inch. Maybe this is overkill. I hope not, only time will tell.
    I will let you know how it does as soon as I get it wired up and test run.

    James Huntsville






  • #2
    That is a Cadillac of a saw, congrats. and, regarding it being overkill, ..not a chance, bigger is better when it comes to bandsaws.Go make some thin lumber!!! Dale
    once youve got it set up, can you measure the table height for me? It appears a bit lower then my jet 14 inch saw, and at a more user friendly height.
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Hating you already.



      Seriously, that looks like a fabulous piece of kit and I hope it meets your expectations. Let us know how you get on.

      Gill
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        Table height

        Lucky788scroller,

        From the floor to the top of the table measures 34 3/4 inches on the MM20 and my 14 inch Delta bandsaw measures 45 inches from the floor to the top of the table.

        James Huntsville

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        • #5
          Thank you James. It will definatly be more user friendly! Dale
          Dale w/ yella saws

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          • #6
            That will definately serve you very well for resawing. I don't think there's a better saw around than the MM's. I'm jealous.
            Kevin
            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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            • #7
              Yep, that's a heck of a saw and we can deffinitely see how proud you are with all the pictures you uploaded of it. You'll need a big saw for resawing Ipe, that's some mean lumber. I just have a 16" saw, but it's a laguna and will resaw at 13" which I think is the biggest resaw for a saw that size. I love the Laguna, and it has alot of power at 1 1/2 hp, but it isn't a standard size blade. It's 130", which I can never find and have to have special order.
              Now go tell your wife you need some outfeed rollers for that monster.
              Jeff Powell

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              • #8
                Dang James. can I come play in your shop. not only is the band saw great. but looks like you have lots of fun toys. bet the blade on that babby is not cheap. but wauuuuuuuuuu. I could live with it. slobbering hear. Evie

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                • #9
                  James, I sure wish I had one like that in my shop.
                  Good buy.

                  Bob
                  Delta P-20 & Q-3

                  I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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                  • #10
                    James,
                    Wow!! Is that a beauty!!
                    I wish I were your neighbor!
                    Sandy

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                    • #11
                      I am very jealous!! Now all you need is a big planer.
                      I have a Delta with the riser that allows me to saw about 12" and the 13 inch planer. It is real nice when I run out of 1/8 or 1/4 wood to just cut a slice and plane it. No mail order

                      That new saw should have lots of beef. Enjoy
                      Rolf
                      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                      • #12
                        Planer and Joiner

                        Hi Rolf,

                        I have a 15 inch Delta planer and the Delta 8 inch DJ-20 joiner. With this resaw bandsaw I am ready to get into making some serious clocks. I also have one of the older RBI Hawk 26 scroll saw. I really like the scroll saw and haven't had a minutes problem with it. I would like to upgrade that also but can't decide which scroll saw to go to.

                        James Huntsville

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