Sunday, September 12, 2010
My Band Saw
It came via FedEx freight and because a semi truck might have trouble on my parents street and there would be no one there to sign for it; I opted to pick it up at the terminal. Set up was not as bad as I thought it would be. It went together very well, even thought the directions were a little weird. I had to know the bolt classifications and everything was in metric.
When I first turned it on nothing happened. The motor hummed but the blade did not move. Customer was very helpful and quickly identified the problem as the start up capacitor. I think they had a bad patch of motors because they were really quick to state the problem. They sent me a replacement which was smaller than the original. Now it runs great. I just did re sawed some lumber. I am very happy with the purchase.
Now this means I do not have to use the work band saw that is extremely dull and burns the wood . I am also in control on how the equipment is treated. There is a definite advantage of owning your own tools.