|Review by PhineasWhipsnake||posted 01-21-2010 05:38 AM||4472 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I’m retiring in 3 months, so I decided to upgrade to this saw from a Delta 10” I bought 10 years ago. I originally wanted the 17” Grizzly, but decided to buy from a local brick & mortar store (Sacrramento Machinery)for political reasons. This saw has pretty much all the features I wanted: 12” resaw capacity, roller guides, quick-disconnect detensioning, and, most importantly, local support in case of a problem. Like everyone else, I replaced the blade with a Woodslicer from Highland, and couldn’t be happier with the performance. The fit & finish are quite good for a sub-$1K saw, and the guides are reasonably easy to adjust. For some strange reason, Jet included a nice T-handle 6mm allen wrench, but I couldn’t find a single fastener on the saw that needed it. The roller guides all use a 4mm allen wrench (a conventional L-wrench was supplied). I found it quite easy to change blades, and I was soon resawing some 8” wide red oak. I’m a little disappointed that Jet didn’t include a fence and task light, but I sprung for the Kreg fence, which completes the package. The saw is quiet & smooth (with the new blade, of course). Overall, I’m quite happy with this machine.
-- Gene T