Chris, no the E16 is not in the same league as the MM16, new or old. totally different frame. Not nearly as heavy. But that being said, it is a nice bandsaw. It replaces the older S16 that was made by Meber. At the 15 or 16 hundred dollar range they ask for it now, I'd have to do some serious thinking and looking. If it's on sale and close to the competition pricewise, it would be on my short list. At the intro price I got mine for, it was a no brainer! Still waiting for my flex hose to come off back order status so I can put it through it's paces and really learn what it can do. But it is smooth and powerful. Jim.
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