11/15 Bought this machine at a tool show here in town. 11/24 P/U machine.
11/28 Assembled machine found fit and finish not as good as other JET
machine I recently purchased.
On start up saw had severe vibration.
Isolated the main problem to an out of balance bottom wheel.
Fix1: 4 penny weight out of balance using crude balancing methods, but this
solved the major vibration.
Further investigation revealed that the bandsaw tires did not sit flat on
Fix2: Removed wheels and tires from wheels, inverted tires and shaved flash
from injection molding process during manufacture. Reinstalled wheels.
The machine now runs relatively smooth, a little vibration but within my
tolerances for a machine of this price.
Spoke with Delta technician during the above described processes and to
their credit Delta is shipping a new "in balance" bottom wheel free of
charge rush delivery. Tech was very helpful and understanding to my
concerns, went so far as to locate the part from "I don't know where" since
part is back ordered. But he assures me it is new and comes from a reliable
source that has checked the balance.
I purchased this bandsaw after speaking with the Delta Rep at the tool show.
I had decided to go with the JET 14 but the Delta Rep pointed out the larger
table, cast iron trunion, 4" dust port, and blade tension quick release as
unique features, he mentioned the 9 spoke wheels also..with the free table
saw tenoning jig (which I was going to purchasing anyway) and 50 rebate the
costs were equal so I chose the Delta for these extra features.
My Kitchen renovation project begins soon and I will be putting this saw to