unclej Posted August 22, 2005 Report Share Posted August 22, 2005 i have always been a big fan of delta and jet tools. everything in my shop is one or the other. when i started shopping for a 14" bandsaw several years ago i settled on the jet with the larger motor and closed cabinet and have been very satisfied with it. last week my partner at the music shop, who also builds custom short scale basses, bought a ridgid 14 incher and i have to say that i'm very impressed. it's a very heavy machine. while assembling i noticed that all of the holes matched up and were very clean..no slag to clean out. when completed it was very stable. the table is very substantial. the blade and bearing adjustment have fine tuners. the top wheel alignment knob and the blade tensioning control are exactly like my jet. it has the capability to add an extension for a larger throat area. in other words, besides not having a closed cabinet it appears to be an excellent machine..the big difference is that i paid over $600 five or six years ago and my partner paid less than $400 for his. so if you're looking for a quality bandsaw at a reasonable price i'd say that ridgid deserves a close look. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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