File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 133

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 19:12:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Band Saw, Scroll Saw, other?

Dear Puptniks,
I like my Delta Bandsaw also. It's a 16". I bought it off a metal  
artist 10 years ago. It was too light a machine for his needs, just  
right for mine. Like David says-- blade changes are daed easy--  
although now you have to hunt around a bit online to find the proper  
blades. Or order them from the McMaster catalog.

On Apr 9, 2009, at 10:50 AM, David J. Syrotiak wrote:

> Mathieu,
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> 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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