I have recenting purchased a BS1400 Band Saw from Direct Tools here locally. I paid $249.00, it is "factory recondictioned". I've really been wanting a band saw for awhile now, and due to the "lack of funds" coming into the home I decided on this one. Now since then, I been reading ALOT of threads @ different sites about this saw, needless to say, they aren't too good. I, also, have a "slight" vibration problem. It still cuts well, but I wondering if it will get worse as I use it. I've read the solutions people have used such as replacing the tires, balancing the wheels using lead "fishing sinkers" glued to the wheels or using stick-on weights for tires from the auto parts store, mounting the saw & motor onto MDF to the top of the stand, changing the blade, using a linked drive belt, and so on & on & on. But there has been one idea that I've heard about mounting the motor underneath the saw to lower the CG (center of gravity). Now, I would like to know and see how this can be done. It seems like an interesting plan. If someone has done this successfully, could you please show how you did it. Thanks
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BS 1400 under-mounting the motor. . . ?