I got the 10-345 in Feb. 2006 and have about 2 hours usage to date. I
really like it. It was very simple to setup and very accurate right out
of the box. In fact, as I was opening box my neighbor had a 2x4 he was
using to trim a hallway door. He needed a "skotch" ripped off the
length. I bolted the saw together, set the bearings with approx. 1/8"
slop, set table to 90 degrees and plugged it in. The stock blade was
slow cuttting but what a great job. NO drift. It is very quiet and very
1. I applied a sticky back paper ruler to the blade guard. Now I can
quickly tell how much clearance is below the guard by looking at ruler.
2. I purchased ball tipped allen screwdrivers. They make setting
bearings MUCH easier.
I also mounted the screwdrivers to back of saw so I never search for
3. I built holders for fence and miter guage and mounted them to back
of saw. No more looking for them.
4. I built a roller cart? for this. A piece of 3/4" plywood and 4"
wheels from woodcraft. Total cost around $50. It won't win a beauty
contest, but is almost effortless moving around my shop. These large
wheels are smooth rolling and will go over chips and power cords. My
experiences with store bought carts are the wheels are too small to go
over the obstacles.
5. I bought several blades from Suffolk Machinery a few weeks back. I
got the 1/4" x 10RK; 3/8"x10RK and 1" x 6PC. Getting the 1/4 blade to
stay on the tires was not easy the first time. After blade was on, it
runs superb. I don't believe this saw was designed to "easily" manage
blades < 1/2" but thats only an opinion. The 1" blade is a treat to
mount up and use. I also bought the Highland Hardware Woodslicer blade.
Using that is like driving a Ferrari!
Also, about the 1/4" blades, you cannot use the blade de-tensioner as
it will just pop off the wheels. But with blades from Suffolk, you
don't tension them high to begin with so I just leave it.
I do wish it had a foot brake. The blade takes a bit to spin down and I
don't like the blade running when I walk away. Safety issue.
If you want any pix of my setup, just ask, I don't know how to attach
to this post.
I would purchase again, and very much recommend this saw to any resaw
interest. For small jobs that entail tight radius cuts, go for a 6"
bandsaw of the less $$ category.
Like some folks, I don't have > $1k budget.The Cadillac is a dream to
drive, but for my weekend warrior trips to get milk a Honda Accord will
work just fine and I can afford a donut now with the savings.