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    Choosing a Band Saw

    In following the 3 tool/ $900 debate, Llama & brandon commented on the Grizzly 555 . I'd like to know more on the 555 line , at about $650 , or the jump up to the Laguna 14-12 and the other options at $1100 / $1200 . I'm a lifelong hobbyist , and the only tool left to upgrade is my old band saw . Now that I'm retired the bump up in cost is a consideration . I rarely do heavy duty resawing . So other than the obvious [ fit/finish power etc. ] can anybody talk about the differences in these choices . What will settling on the Grizzly not give me ?
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    Need jointer, planer, and bandsaw have $900

    wow. for $900 you have harbor freight , ryobi , wen , some grizzly , bench top/portable options . i was surprised with the "no decent input" .I treasure the advice I have received , on many subjects . with that budget , not alot of great choices . the answers hard to hear can sometimes be the most help .
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    thanks chet, that sounds likely.
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    i cant find new woodtalk shows on youtube. since the summer break , are they still posting them on youtube? i never saw an announcement on this. i only find shows 6 months old or more.
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    Now the bad news

    i have a friend who has the rigid 4512, getting by with a shop vac/ dust deputy .i know he regularly hits it with compressed air while the DD is running to keep it clean. Not perfect , but his shop vac stays humming along . Collin , are you using a cyclone ?
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    just saw Friday Live w Marc- Nicole they touched on "sponsorship and product placement" a little. The reason I began this thread was , I didn't realize it was as common as it apparently is. Giving April a new DC makes more sense now given everybody's perspective on it. I have a better understanding of why.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    What was the upside for Youtube to change these algorithms ? It seems it is to get content makers to create things that are simpler , easier for the novice to understand , creating more "views" .What led to all this ?
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    I don't know if Clearvue has ever made a steel cyclone, but giving one to April will get some eyes on it. I'd love to know it's selling price
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    I seem to be drawn to well produced video content , and I'm not sure why . I love Frank Howarth , yet I only use my lathe once or twice a year .I don't need to see another miter bench or Dust Deputy cart build video . Yet I'll watch the oddest things sometimes , knowing I'll never do that myself .I suspect lots of folks seek "interesting" over "educational" .I do more and more .
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    No sour grapes here. that girl is hustling ,no doubt . Any sour grapes would result from the fact I'm too old to start a youtube channel . I'm happy as lifelong woodworker to see those perks for folks . What I'm curious about is that Pentz EF 5 cyclone , not her Nordfab ducting .
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    Kev , do have any info on that metal DC
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    Kev , I hear ya. She is motivated no doubt . Honestly , I don't follow her much. When your my age you fall asleep watching youtube now and then . I saw the new cyclone when I awoke, the video was playing
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    She's not Paul Sellers , Neither am I . Some free tools are what bother me.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    she's mostly self taught I believe, and not for that long . She's to be comended for her drive , etc. Her youtube viewership numbers have been discussed to death . It seems obvious her success out paces her talent . Gotta give her credit I think.
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    it pays to be april wilkerson

    sounds like you have a killer DC also. I didn't know clearvue made anything metal. That was the surprise for me. Kev, is your DC metal ?