|Forum topic by JJohnston||posted 01-04-2010 05:29 PM||3593 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-04-2010 05:29 PM
I have a Delta 28-276 bandsaw, and I don’t think much of it. It shakes (bad balance?), it seems underpowered, very poor fit on the doors and door latches, machining marks on the table top, overall impression of low quality, etc. I don’t respect it, and that might actually be dangerous.
Can this saw be improved/upgraded without putting money into it (apart from using good blades)? What would this entail? I’m not real familiar with bandsaw tuning.
I know someone is going to ask the hard questions: “What kind of work do you do?” “Do you plan to do any resawing?” I don’t know – for now all I’ve done is general curve cutting, but I may delve into resawing, IF I had a good saw.
I’ve got a promise from a local woodworking store to give me a Rikon 10-325 deluxe model for $665 when the next shipment gets here (a little customer service deal to make up for a screwup on another machine). Would this affect your decision? Thanks for any thoughts/opinions.
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