|Review by msdameng||posted 04-25-2010 06:06 AM||6176 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Straight out of the box you will be dissapointed with this saw. Some of the major flaws are very pronounced vibration above the 1200 spm speed, the blower is not nearly strong enough, the knob to tighten the tilt on the tabletop is made of of soft rubber and will bust if overtightened, also if you plan on using the holddown foot it is almost impossible to get it tight enough to not twist if the piece of wood you’re cutting actually tries to pull up against it. However, I have found that it can be used without too much heartburn if you do the following:
1. Mount it to a heavy stand
2. Remove the hold down foot, throw in in the trash, and learn to hold the wood properly
3. Replace the knob with a regular bolt, this is not a major problem since in most cases you will rarely need to tilt the table anyway.
4. Add a 20-60 gallon dual outlet aquarium pump to help with the blower problem.
Definitely not a Dewalt, but a good saw for the price.
-- Dusty, Mississippi