On 2/25/2014 1:46 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think about 30 years ago that was about a $70 saw, new. Now you know
why you were able to pick it up for $25. More than likely it appears
will maintained because it was mot used much because of what you are
You can/will get burning from a blade that is too wide for the radius
that you are cutting. If burning while cutting a straight line, cheap
The BS is a machine that has to have some degree of quality for you to
enjoy. Typically the more money you put into a BS the better the saw
This is how my journey went.
I probably bought that same saw 30 or so years ago and it was,,, at toy.
Next saw was a 1/2 hp 10" Craftsman that I bought shortly there after.
I was a real band saw and cut decently on thin stock. Because it was
difficult to align every time I used it, I seldom used it.
About 6~7 years ago I bought a big Rikon with 2hp to replace the
Craftsman. I wanted a saw that would be my last BS. IIRC I paid around
$999 on sale. I ordered it sight unseen with the understanding that I
could return it should I find it not to my liking. I returned it less
than 2 weeks later.
It has been my findings that I needed to step up in quality to fore go
having to putz with the saw every time I wanted to use it. I
expected/expect it to be ready to cut when I walk up to it and turn it
on. NONE of the previous saws afforded me that luxury. I spent way way
more than you are probably thinking of spending but I am very very happy
with the saw and it eats every thing I throw at it with no fuss. It is
my last and probably my son's last saw should he one day decide to keep it.
If you really have the need or want a BS I would advise looking at an
older Delta or something that has a lot of steel or iron in it. Plastic
and aluminum is not going to leave with a happy feeling.
Delta. I buy their stuff used, but stopped buying new. My Bandsaw was
the last and worst Delta product.. I bought the American made Piece of
shit, and basically had to put a lot of work to get it right. I could
write a book.
Back in 1992 / 1993 I worked for a tool store, and those who could afford it
bought Delta. Those who couldn't bought Jet. Today I would buy a Jet
before a Delta if I had to buy new. Heck, I'ld probably buy Grizzly before
I bought either. I've got a 230V Delta RAS my wife bought me for my
birthday 8 or 9 years ago. The only reason I haven't gotten rid of the big
piece of shit is because it was a gift from my wife. It does make a
mediocre table to pile things on though.
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I think of Jet as over priced these days. Granted they have solid tools,
same style as the old delta in many respects. But I think they are just
a little too far out on price.
I remember years ago both the Unisaw and Jet cab saw were about
1150-1200... the next year for some reason they were pushing 1650.. then
I know cast iron went up due to oil, and raw materials, but... that was
a large increase. And I don't think most of it was metal, I think it was
just hey we can.
I hope she's doesn't read RW. ;-)
I bought a Delta drill press (18-900L). I couldn't be more pleased
with it. My cabinet saw is also very good, much better than anything
else for its price. I wouldn't buy their new saw, though.
Each manufacturer is strong in a tool, or two, but either overpriced
for others or just not up to snuff. Because a company makes a great
tool, doesn't mean they all are.
I was researching and found that the B&D 9411 should be able to handle a 3/16
wide blade start slow and adjust your tension. also look and make sure your
riding bearings are not pushing the blade. they should just be a hair off the
blade only there to keep you from pushing the blade to far back as you cut. If
they are to far forward they can cause the blade to swing off.
if all else replace your tires.
You are in luck, I am retired and am still checking the newsgroups. I
found the manual for the saw by googling on the model brand and numbers.
I found mine was model number 9411.04.
If that does not work contact me directly.
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