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

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albachippie

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 06:26 PM

Goodness, I had forgotten about this post!

After spending quite a lot of time stripping down this saw and resetting, I got it running really sweet. I am able to resaw oak with relative ease. The fence needs reset after each blade change, but that is par for the course on any b/saw. The table remains warped, but I have made a veriety of overlays for different tasks, which work well. I have bought some blades from Tuff Saws, which are pretty good blades. I have not found any problems in sourcing blades. Most companies manufacture blades to order anyway, so any length is fine. I also changed the guide blocks for some hardwood ones. These work particularly well with narrow blades, and stop some of the squeal and heat problems. The tensioning is a bit hit and miss, but once you get a feel for the blade being used, and learn to completely ignore the tension scale!, all works well.

All in all, I think I got a bit of a bargain with this saw, and I am pretty pleased with it. That said, I am very glad I didn’t shell out for a brand new one. I would have been sorely dissapointed with it if I had.

As for DeWalt as a brand, I have many DeWalt tools, and have no complaints. They are not the best quality, but I do think, on the whole, they are very good value for money.

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl


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