Im getting around to thinking its time I look into purchasing a bandsaw.
I want to cut stock 3-4 inches and I want to have curves, as in chair backs, and other things.
I cant get much more than a 2 inch cut through hardwood with my handheld jigsaw.
I know there are a million opinions on which to buy.
My needs arein no order of importance)
It must accept a decent mobile base so it can be moved daily.
It must not be over 75-76 inches tall with base, maybe a couple of inches higher
My biggest needs are for 3-6 inch width stock.
I want to be able to cut curves easy enough, not sure if this is related to blade size or blade length or power or all of these things.
It must be fairly understandable for me to change parts and update as needed or when something breaks or wears out.
I do not have a 220 line, must run on regular power.
I dont think Ill be using it 1/10 as much as my tablesaw or crosscut saw, but it should be a decent quality.
Accesories must be easy to find.(I dont know anything about bandsaws, but if there are better blade guides and things like that, I need them available, not on a hard to find list or make it yourself list)
Id appreciate a few thoughts if anyone has time to mention positive and negative things about some brands.
I must meet all my criteria, but I have to measure the height thing, I may be able to go a few more inches.