I have just found out that Ridgid is not making alot of parts for this bandsaw. M blade adjustment shaft is failing, the threads look like they are flat, so I look for a replacement and find out that the part is obsolete. The same shaft is used on all three models of the 1400, 14001, 14002. Can a company just abandon making parts for products that they sell with out offering replacement parts? So I guess if certain parts wear out we are supposed to just throw it away and buy another one. I know that Carter makes a ratcheting unit but am not sure if it will work on my saw or not, and it is $50. What if the housing cracks that holds this part, it is obsolete also, so the girl at customer service told me. Sorry for the rant. I guess that I will have to save up for a Jet or Rikon which I should have bought in the first place. Have a great day.
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