This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: jggil@cbnewsd.ATT.COM (joseph.g.gilbert)
Date: 28 Feb 90 14:07:47 GMT
> At this point I'm convinced I should have just bought a better saw
> in the first place. But then, I hear even the best need tuning.
> Any experience out there?
I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a 3/4hp Delta 14" Bandsaw
with the enclosed stand. This stand is much smaller than the open stand
because the motor is UNDER the saw. This gives comsiderable stability.
I had also bought the height extension but this seems not to affect the
stability. As soon as I set the saw up, adjusting according to the
instructions, I was able to set a nickel on its side on the table with
the saw running. I was very impressed! It also was so very quiet
(espacially relative to my old Sears) that I am concerned that I
won't realize the blade is roll if I don't pay strict attention. The
Sears' noise always reminded me.
After a month or so of use, I made the measurements suggested
by the FWW article. Not one spec was out! It was amazing that it
was so good. After many Sears products that I have since replaced,
I am a firm believer in buying the best I can afford.
By the way, I had bought this saw at a Farm-n-Fleet for less
than the lowest catalogue price (not including tax and my trnasportation
costs). If you have any of these stores in your area, check them out.