|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 02-26-2012 03:58 AM||1138 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
02-26-2012 03:58 AM
Review: Central Machinery 14” 4 Speed Band saw
This is a preliminary review of the saw that I got today from HF.
This is a first for me, buying not only my first bandsaw, but also buying one without thorough reading of reviews.
The instructions were well written and the pictures clear. The part list and bolt, nut, washer diagram was valuable. It went together in about 2 hours and was making sawdust.
I have it set to the 1140 setting and don’t see any reason to change that for a while. The blade runs true and the cut feels good.
There is plenty of room to mount a bigger table under it.
One thing you should do while assembling it is to match the holes that bolt the pulley box cover before you bolt the saw to the base. The right rear hole wont line up for the pulley box unless you kick the saw back a fraction.
I’ll update this when I’ve used it more, but the initial cuts I made were great. I cut 1” oak and it had no problem. I’ll probably invest in a first rate blade soon, but the one that came with the saw cuts real smooth.
Also the box that covers the electric is a bit shallow and part of the switch popped out when I remounted the cover, but it is still solidly in place. It’s just too small for those heavy gauge wires to fit in.
I hope this helps someone out.
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