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Posted on Dewalt 876 Bandsaw, it was all going so well..... can this be fixed?

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 08:04 PM

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the abundance of advice!
Andy – I’ve gone with your advice first and contacted DeWalt direct. They don’t appear to do anything by phone anymore, so email it was. They emailed back and basically said to return it to the supplier. As I bought this machine second hand, allbeit unused and still boxed, there isn’t much I can do. I have emailed them back to say it is second hand etc etc so I don’t know the original supplier, nor do I have the proof of purchase. I don’t hold out much hope regarding this approach. When they email back with the rejection, I am going to reply and let them know how dissapointed I am with this. After all, the main power tool manufacturer I use is DeWalt. I like them!

Bertha – I think I will try and make a new overlay table, or maybe complete new one. I like the idea of the challenge!

Loren – I hadn’t thought of sanding. I guess I could recoat it with a metal laquer. Not sure about the panel beating approach! Don’t think I have the finnesse for that!

Bill – shims will be my first stop after DeWalt reply

Pinto – I intend to do bandsaw boxes eventually, so the table will require a flatter surface than now. You’re right though, it’s more the fact that I know it’s not right, and I want it to be right!

Kenny – wow! Ididn’t know such a thing existed! This stuff looks amazing. I’d love to give it a go. Thanks so much for your comprehensive reply, and links. Much appreciated.

Thanks again friends for your advice and encouragement. I’ll let you know the outcome,


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