|Review by Joe||posted 11-05-2009 03:14 AM||4053 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I tried to purchase this back in February time frame when WoodCraft had them on sale for 100 dollars off. Well they sold out quick and they put my name down and guaranteed me the 299.00 sale price. They said Steel City had not planned so many would sell at that price. They said that it should only be a few weeks before they got them in. Well two weeks turned into months and after eight months they called and asked if I still wanted it. I said are you still honoring the price of 299 dollars? They said yes sir we will. So I said ok I will be there to pick it up. Steel City is having major problems getting there product to market. That’s a shame too.
Could not ask for better customer service at Virginia Beach WoodCraft. Big thumbs up to all of you guys. They always treat me right…
Ok, back to the review. It seems to work well. I only use it on one machine at a time. It was very easy to assemble. Runs quite and the motor doesn’t get warm. I read a few posts that the motor gets hot. Send her back then because they are not supposed to.
Bags are also easy to change out. It sucks up everything I throw at it and it has really kept the dust down in the shop.
It had a few minor leaks in the seams in the metal. I just spread a little clear calk and it sealed them up. The lower bag leaked a tad between the creases of the bag. I used some thin window insulation strip, and that took care of that.
Would I purchase it again? For 299 dollars you bet, for $399 probably not. I would go with a Jet with the canister even though it a tad bit more.
-- Senior Chief