Two days after jet said they would replace my Supersaw because it was out of
tolerance, a new one was delivered to my house. I've developed a back
problem that I am nursing, so the local shop sent out two people and they
replaced my saw and mounted all the cast iron for me.
So round 1, Jet and the local shop came through like a champ.
I say round 1, because I think there is going to be a round 2. Getting the
main saw replaced with one whose table was ground to tolerance has now
allowed me to see what I believe is a significant problem in the sliding
table itself (Jet did not replace this part). I'm taking more measurements
and pictures and will talk to them about it Monday. I'll let you know how
Yes, but the fundamental concept is they *can* be set up correctly. They
don't have a defect the prevents them from accurate woodworking. The set of
wings that came with my new Grizzly TS *couldn't* be made to fit due to an
misstamped wings. An upgraded set of wings cost me just the difference in
price, but it was still another couple of weeks before the saw was up and
going. Since it was my first contractor saw I spent a LOT of time fussing
with the original wings, assuming the problem was my lack of knowledge &
OTOH I was fortunate to get a low-milage BS and jointer from someone getting
out of woodworking. True, I had setup to do after getting them home, but I
KNOW these are capable of being setup correctly -- there are no
manufacturing defects that prevent the jointer tables from being aligned
properly. Before buying them, the seller and I made very lovely sawdust.
Plus, the seller had already upgraded the bandsaw with riser and Carter
guides. <g> I'm more gloatful (if that's a word) about the purchase as
time goes on. ;-)
Final followup (round 2).
I visited my local Jet store where I bought the Supersaw and told him of the
difficulty I had getting the sliding table to remain level as it slid form
infeed to outfeed. He said he had the same problem aligning the sliding
table on his floor model. He told me a couple of tricks which made since
and I went home and tried them. It worked. Now the sliding table with the
new defect-free main saw cross-cuts like a dream and I'm a very happy
I decided the saw was worthy enough to mount the shiny new Forrestor WW II
blade. Just for grins, I tooks some scrap 1x2's and made some 45 degree
cuts as if I was going to make a picture frame. The quality of the cuts and
fit-up was incredible. I think I'll be able to get by using this set up
instead of buying the guillotine style chopper I had eyed for my wife's
picture frames (She's a professional artist).
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