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  • BS14002 bandsaw a poor choice

    I know one gets what he pays for, however I did not expect to get quite a bit less. No problem solving help from Ridgid and the people at HD have not so much as a clue.

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    Mike

    What seems to be the problem? I was considering purchasing the Ridgid drill press!!!
    Everyone thinks there problems are more important than yours!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mike Denny View Post
      I know one gets what he pays for, however I did not expect to get quite a bit less. No problem solving help from Ridgid and the people at HD have not so much as a clue.
      I have owned the bandsaw for 4 years now. Never had a problem. Works as advertised. Of course I would love to have a bigger and better one, but they come with a bigger price tag. I have done a lot of resawing. Buying a better blade made a lot of difference in the operation of the bandsaw.

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      • #4
        Bs14002

        The blade pulleys are not coplanar and the shaft the upper bearing guide rides on is way off perpindicular.

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        • #5
          Mike, do a "search" theres plenty on the bandsaw issues on here. That bandsaw seems to be a 50/50 crap shoot . I own one.

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          • #6
            Take it back to HD, add a couple hundred and buy a different saw. My BS1400 is several years old and no problems except a broken tension spring. Ridgid CS sent me a new one in a couple days and back in business.

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            • #7
              Sad

              Originally posted by American and Proud View Post
              ...That bandsaw seems to be a 50/50 crap shoot...
              That's exactly what I was thinking when I was going to buy one. I thought "I wonder if this one is a good one" and then figured don't take the chance.

              Which is sad, I don't think you should be "hoping" a product is good or not.

              FSK

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              • #8
                The wheels need to be adjusted to be coplaner.
                I've had mine for about 3 years. My only complaint is that it is underpowered, but that is merely a function of money.
                The stock blade should be used only in the initial setup, then throw it away and buy a good blade, it makes the world of difference. I bought a timberwolf for resawing and after installing and tuning the saw I got zero drift. I also suspect they made quite a few lemons. However, I dont care how good a BS you buy, if you dont tune it properly it will not cut well.
                www.TheWoodCellar.com

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