My saw arrived on Friday afternoon around lunchtime and the driver pulled the pallet jack up into the driveway and into the garage for me. Everything was nice and neatly shrinkwrapped.
Kudos to Jet for a great packaging job. Heavy heavy duty cardboard box with metal strapping to enclose the saw.
So Saturday I ran the electrical stuff and unpacked the saw, and went as far as I could until my stepson arrived to give me a hand walking the saw off the pallet and onto the mobile base.
Fast forward to today, where I really got into the assembly portion.
Instructions were very straightforward and even though I checked the alignments, most everything was done near perfectly at the factory and the saw came with their alignment tolerances.
I only have to compare to my Ridgid saw, which had tons of bolts and screws to assemble the saw. For this Jet,
I had to mount and adjust the wings, mount and adjust the rails, and mount the extension table. That was a bit of work of course, but there weren’t tons of confusing bags of bolts and screws thank goodness.
I did have to get the riving knife adjusted to my blade, and the fence had to be tweaked square to the table and miter slot.
So at this point was done for the day and only have to mount those little hooks for your fence when you aren’t using it and all the hardware will be done with.
I fired up the saw and cut a piece of 4/4 mahogany that I had planed and jointed.
The saw cuts very smoothly and just hummed along like no wood was going through it at all, but although I couldn’t feel any resistance I could hear the blade slicing the wood and it just kind of glided through.
I know I may have some tweaking to do,but I think I am going to really like this saw. It is very robust in construction and is solid as a rock. It probably has way more power than I will need, but nice to know its there if I do need it.
I’ll have to give it a few months before putting in a review, but so far I am quite pleased.