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Take a look at the table height on all the big Italian bandsaws. They all are around tablesaw height, or lower.
It's funny. A lot of my friends have 14" saws and wonder how I can stand using a saw with such a low table. I wonder how they can stand cutting with the stock right up in their face. [img]smile.gif[/img]
Table height on my 18" is 37 1/2", compared to the typical 43-44" of common 14" machines.
I think Ridgid has it's followers. Frankly, most are serious woodworkers. I know when I add onto my shop in a couple years, the first thing I'm adding is a much larger band saw, and possably a cabinet table saw.
Reading so many different posts, about so many different machines and desired upgrades and the like. I would think Ridgid would be putting out a survey on exactly how many of it's followers would be willing to upgrade to the professional level machine from the contractors level. And what machines are desired the most, and take a step in that direction.
Though I have no knowledge of Ridgid's Woodworking machinery intent, I am well pleased with every aspect of quality, service and performance for the price invested. And I would not hesitate to purchase a larger more serious machine waring the Ridgid name.
I think these forums are a good view point for what we like, and what we would like to see. And I would encourage any suggestion for improvements as Andy has done. I for one would like to see Ridgid machinery take another step forward, as they have done with the MS1290.
John E. Adams<br /><a href=\"http://www.woodys-workshop.com\" target=\"_blank\">www.woodys-workshop.com</a>
Some of the pictures in the manual are a little vague. I find this to be uncommon for Ridgid tools. For a first time bandsaw owner like myself figuring out where some of the parts went too entirely too long.
Originally posted by gusrip98: Some of the pictures in the manual are a little vague. I find this to be uncommon for Ridgid tools. For a first time bandsaw owner like myself figuring out where some of the parts went too entirely too long.