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- 8 Nov 2014
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- West Yorkshire
Totally depends on the power of the saws and the quality of the blades. However, based on my old 12" Record BS300 (750W, if I recall correctly), with a decent blade you'd rip 38mm pine as quickly as you could push it through the blade. Obviously the cut quality won't be as smooth as a good table saw, so would need planing afterwards.I've been toying with the idea of getting a bandsaw, not because i NEED one but just for the experience, since I never had or used one. However I dont want to get one unless it would be used.
I am wondering for instance, how long would it take to saw an 8 ft length of 38mm softwood?
Would it do it as quickly as a 10 in table saw?
From memory, I think you need something like 4x the power to cut material that's 2x as thick; so it's when you're trying to do deeper cuts (such as preparing veneers, or planking a log) that tends to push a bandsaw hard. 38mm should be pretty easy on even a small bandsaw.