I just got a bonus and want to spend it. I have budgeted $1,200 for a band saw and $900 for a lathe. My question is what brand will give me the most for the money. I need to be able to resaw 12 inches. I have 220 volt and plenty of shop space. I have heard the Laguna LT14se will resaw 12 inches but I looked on their site and found plenty of angry customers. I am the type of person that wants to spend time using the equipment not trying to get it or repair it. As far as the lathe is concerned it looks like the Jet is the best for the money.
What do you all think?