File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 113

Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:50:31 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Band Saw, Scroll Saw, other?


I have a Delta Band saw that I love. Blade change is dead easy and  
the guides are easy to adjust after you get the hang of it. No  
vibration at all. If there is vibration it means that something's not  
right (bent input shaft, bad shimming to the floor, bad initial first  
setup, wheel out of true, etc).

In my humble opinion the best band saw on the market. Bil Baird had a  
Rockwell/Delta saw that lasted him for over forty years. Literally  
thousands of marionettes were made with that one. Ours is slightly  
newer, but I plan on passing it down to my son if he wants it.


David J. Syrotiak

On Apr 9, 2009, at 9:56 AM, Mathieu René wrote:

> Thanks Gregory, for your input about the Delta Saw.
> I've seen a few negative reviews about its design and  
> functionality. Most
> people complain about the difficulty to change and adjust the  
> blades, somem
> people complaint about stability and vibrations.
> I need a tool I can rely on.
> Does your model have these problems?
> Does it look like this model and have the same specs?
> Delta_Machinery_SM400_9_1_3HP_Band_Saw
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