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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 10-22-2012 03:48 PM

Hi there!

Personally, I had one DW876, and cant really recommend this band saw to anyone!

Lost hours and days trying to get it running ok, and one or two days later, it needed attention again!
Blades wont be durable 4long and the blade size cant be found on the market anywhere but from Dewalt.
Tension is a joke, fence aligment another joke.
Dont like blocks in a bandsaw, but that´s just me…However, the ones suplyed are ok to big sized blades, but not adjustable for the smaller ones,so any mistake here will send your blade to trash. replace them with bearings or hardwood so blades wont be damaged.

Took it apart 2 times, spent a lot of money buying parts, and it was the saw itself that its not that great!

Sold it and bought a makita LB1200F. It has 165mm max height vs 200mm on the DW,but has been a trustable compannion in work, and doesnt require such as much attention as the Dewalt.
No problems with this one! :)

Maybe my DW had factory deffects or so, i dont know! However, never seen Dewalt machines has great working horses….dont think their products are Top quality, just a bit over Black and decker, and twice the price.

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