Jeff I know what you mean about noise but I am telling you if you are going to cut bowl blanks out of logs well lets just say it isn't fun. The only thing I found good about a electric is that you could cut the corners off bowl blanks. You try to cut a 12 to 14 inch bowl blank out of ash, walnut, etc. you are going to be at it for a while. I gave mine to my brother in New Mexico to cut firewood. Just my humble opinion.
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