Ken, the MM16 is a great bandsaw. If you plan on doing resawing you will need a good carbide tipped blade. I use a 1”, 3tpi Lennox Tri-master that stays on the saw 24/7; I always back off the tension when I’m not using it. I think got a fair price on it through MM when I ordered the saw. MM also threw in 3 “free” blades, a ¼”, ½” and a 1” - Olson’s I believe, the couple that I actually have had on the saw weren’t very good, YMMV.
You will love the MM!
I did have one issue with the telescoping blade guard not working smoothly. I had to take it apart and de-burr most of the edges. It has been working fine since.
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