On today’s weekend show we talk about buying new tools or souping it up.
I own a 20 year old “14 Delta bandsaw with a cast iron table that has barely been used since I bought it and is in perfect condition. I am about to get back into woodworking again up to my neck and expect to try to mill a lot of my wood. I expect to be doing a lot of re-sawing.
My question is whether I should stick with my saw by “souping it up” or look into buying a new “14 bandsaw instead? I am leaning towards the Carter guides, a wood slicer blade and new “rubber” on the wheels (the “souping up” option) but I’m likely talking about a $350-$450 outlay for this.
Would I be better off buying a brand new high-end “14 bandsaw or souping up the old one?