I've been limping along with one of the "legendary" Delta 16" (28-560) three-wheel bandsaws (28-560) for the past few years. Its not too awful as long as the stock is rather thin, and the blades break before they can dull . Resawing is an adventure with feed rates approaching 2"/minute for 4" stock, and likely to waste a lot of wood between the saw and the planing needed to clean up the saw marks.
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I've found a Rockwell 14" with enclosed base, and 6" riser pictured above. The owner is asking US$500. I've seen postings on woodworking sites that state that I should be able to find a good saw for US$300-400, but most of what I have found is junk. For those of you who have such a saw, would you consider this a fair price if you needed to replace your saw?