To me it feels like the saw vibrates too much. I have it sitting on the concrete slab of my shop floor. The lower wheel / driven pulley didn't appear to be out of balance with the belt off (i.e. I could spin the wheel and it would stop at a different point each time). At first I thought it might be the included "Platinum Pro" blade (it flutters enough to buzz against the rear blade guard every 3-4 seconds unless you ratchet the tension way up), but taking it off doesn't seem to make an appreciable difference. It definitely doesn't pass the Nickel Test - starting, stopping, or running; the longest I could get it to stand was maybe three seconds, and that was rare. It has some fit & finish problems, but those aren't as worrisome as the vibration, particularly since I am planning to add a riser block.
So, do any of you guys have a 28-475X that can pass the Nickel Test? Is it just wishful thinking on my part to believe that it should? What is the normal amount of vibration for the 28-475X (or the Powermatic 14" for that matter)?
I've got the pulleys lined up pretty well, and the saw came with a notched V-belt. Would switching to a link belt help at all?
TIA for the replies.