I hope this helps people out there looking to buy these tools from Home Depot. Buying these tools from HD was like pulling teeth and just about as painful. I did return all these tools because I did not like my experience at HD and I had to fix problem after problem on the BS1400 bandsaw. I e-mailed Ridgid 3 weeks ago and have never heard back. Phone support is non technical. The TS3650 saw is pretty good once you get it all set up. Tip: Clean the top with candle oil then follow with Johnson Paste wax. Use parifin wax as a dry lube under. Set up can take several days or a full day because you need to adjust everything, sometimes twice. The problems: the tilt was very hard to crank over to 45. The floor model was the same way. After I aligned the blade I went back and loosened the center and right bolt of the front trunion bracket, cranked it to 45, slightly tightened the tilt handle, then re-tightened bolts. I found large Zinc filings in the trunion tracks where the cast iron trunion cut into the Zinc bracket. I used aluminum foil on the bottom of the wings as spacers to level them. The main table had a .008 dip in the center that tapered to each corner and the insert was bent in same way. Two legs were scratched in shipping, box was crushed on corners. Rails had rough anodized coating in some places. Difficult to set correct height on rear guide bar without mitre hitting or fence dragging. I think this is a nice saw for the money but does require some careful alignment. The fit and finish are good. I question and do not know if the settings will last very long. The BS1400 Bandsaw is a mess, some of these things were mentioned before. (1)The belt is too short, bottom door will not open fully to change blades. I think they also have the plastic blade guard on backwards. If you look at other saws, the guard does not have to be removed to change blades. I put on a 41" belt. I also redisigned the way the motor fastens to top by creating studs on motor and using rubber pad on top and rubber washer on bottom.(2) The wheels are not balanced, loosen top nut to balance top wheel, nut binds bearings. I used self adhesive car tire lead. (3) On the three units I tried, the wheels were non co-planer. The first two the bottom wheel was not out far enough by 1/4". You can not put a thrust bearing or spacer on the shaft because the shaft is already 1/4" to short and it is a very sloppy fit. (4) I had to switch out parts on three machines just to get one pretty good one but then the big problem hit which caused me to throw in the towel. BIG PROBLEM When you adjust the top blade guides at the upper most position and then drop it down to the table as if you were cutting 1/4" material. When you tighten the knob it kicks the guide out to the right about 1/4" and mine kicked it back about the same. This will not work. I looked at the floor model and it did the same thing. I looked at the Delta and it had reversed the position of the knob to the lower hole, I tried this but it made little differance. The drill press: I kept trying to check the alignment with a "Know" tool. I checked it from the back and the front and it was out by 1/32" at the bottom ???. I put a straight bar across the table and found a warp at the middle, will never drill straight, especially on short stock. Well thats my experience, hope it helps.
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