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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 10-25-2012 10:11 AM

Sorry if offended you in any way, about the brand or the bandsaw itself, if so didnt intend to do it.
Just had a bad experience with this bandsaw and a lot of trouble with it.
Also bought it really cheap and in a stock clearence at local shop (230 euros)....but, I realized later why :(

I have other Dewalt tools too, and like them a lot, like a dw625 router that I just love and to this date, never found a better router then this one, to suit my needs!
Others I dont love them so much like a DW230mm grinder, and on this one, I gotta say that another one of mine, a Bosch, stays galaxys ahead of the DW.

I guess we cant stick to a brand only, gotta find the best choice in the category we´re buying.

In smaller bandsaws, like the 2 I´ve worked with (DW876 and the Makita lb1200f), my choice goes for the makita, not because the trouble of the DW I had, but is soo much smoother and accurate, better quality construction, nice features too, and yet so far, trouble free.Has lateral bearings to support the blade, wich is not very common on this smaller bandsaws, and the Led lights sure are great!! Also very easy to move arround the shop when needed.
But lets not forget DW876 has been on the market for so long, and the Makita is a much more recent machine.

Good Woodworking and all of the best!

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