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I'm thinking of investing in a band saw. Need one to rough out my wood carving projects. It will be used mainly for small stock basswood, 1"x12"x12" or 2-3"x6" blocks. Any suggestions on brand or size? I don't have a lot of floor space in my shop so I'm interested in portable, bench top models that can be stored when not in use.
 

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Thanks. I'll basically be using the band saw to trim off the excess around a pattern. While the board will be 1"x12"x12", I'll usually only be cutting 1-3 inches in from the edge. Mainly trimming off the excess around the edges. Guess I could have made that a little clearer. Thanks again for the advice.
 

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Come with one. 2.5hp. 2400+rpm. Think it will work well for what I need. The only problem being, I have to get home from work and mow the yard this evening, change out a a/c window unit at my mom's tomorrow and my brother and his family are coming in for a visit as well, so I won't even get a chance to take it out of the box until next week. :sobbing:
 
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