Good morning from Greece and congratulations for this very useful forum.
I know that this is just my first post and I should not start “from the deep” problems, but right now I have a very serious trouble with the Einhell BT-SB 200 bandsaw that I just received it yesterday. I have only 10 days to return the product, but I don’t know from when these start to count, so I need hurry in case to see what its the best to do about my problem. The problem is common and as I have seen you have discuss this lot of times here, I have also find your suggestions about how to solve most of the problems, but I just want a second opinion before I take my choice. Of course we talk about vibration problem, but from a totally new and unused bandsaw, as I just putted that out from the box. I have not move or change anything, I didn’t aligned something, I just plugged it in the power socket and turned it on and that’s the results.. Totally disappointed from what I see and check. If you have the patience to see the whole video, you will see that I have take some measurements with my mitutoyo dial indicators (in metric system), around the middle of the video. You will notice that the wheels seems to have around 0,6mm difference at their side way. At the top it is about 0.2mm if I remember well, but it is from the rubber part, it seems thicker in some points (probably from long time in stock?).. Thats the video I recorded.
I really don’t know if I should keep it and fix it or send it back. I hate to buy a new tool and to have this kind of problems, but because here is Greece and sometimes the representatives, are making you have more problems than solving them, I would be happy if I could hear a nice solution for fixing this problem. I know this is not an expensive bandsaw, it is just a chinese with German name and it costs just 110 euros, but I was not expecting it would had so serious problems.. I am familiar with the metal machines, I own a metal lathe and lot of other metal machines, but this is my first wood machine, so I didn’t know what to expect.. I was thinking, if I remove the wheels and put them to my lathe, then turning a part of its side and making it straight, then if I also balance it and was trying to do something also with the rubber, would I solve the problem, or I would just loosing the guarantee and the rights for return? I wish I had not buy it and just had buy the Metabo bas 260 swift that it seems a very good machine, but money is a really problem for me right now, but in case I return it, I will keep the money until to buy the Metabo..
I wish we can find a solution without need send this back, as I live in a village and I must send this back to Athens, so that means cost in days of delay and money for shipping, as they say that if you return something, you pay the shipping..
I don’t have so much time as I think I must have return it until Monday or later until Tuesday, so any advice will be very helpful until that time.
Sorry for my bad english and thanks for your time to read my long msg. I hope my video to shows everything I can’t describe well in english!
Edit: I forgot mentioned that it seems so noisy, and the noise doesn’t come from the motor, but from the wheels and sometimes the metal noise is coming from the blade’s vibrations, as it touches the guides when it vibrates. The guides of course needs to aligned, as they are too much open right now, but that has nothing to do with the noise that the wheels creates. Is the wheel’s noise the normal noise they should have?
Hi again. I took a second video today. I removed the blade and the rubber from the down wheel (the rubber has not any glue) and finally I measured the base of the blade. The results I had is about 0.2mm offset there. I don’t know if I can do turning with my lathe to that part, as I realized it is not flat, it has a small angle, probably for the rubber to keep it down at the corners.. Is that angle important and necessary, or I can do it flat without issues?
I hope someone to reply me.. I really need your help guys.. :(