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Nikki

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 11:03 AM


I don t think they make the 15 inch saw anymore. I had one that I bought about 6-7 years ago and could never get it to cut right. Extremely frustrating – I guess it was cause of the 3 mm discrepancy, something clearly didn t line up right. After that I steered clear of their bandsaws and I don t have any experience with their new line since they switched to the new style.
What else does your old saw need other than guides?

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No sir. They do not make than any more and I don’t blame them. That 3 mm discrepancy is a big deal. The manufacturers knew about it but did nothing which s terrible.Besides a good new blade mine is probably going to need some new rubber on the wheels. The main problem is that the company know longer makes the parts. When I ordered my guide from them, it was the last one.
They might not have a great reputation but except for a few parts that have worn out this thing has worked great.
It’s cut a lot of straight cuts so I haven’t had to use the table saw and it’s done a beautiful job cutting up doggie jumbones, goat hooves and piggie ears for my girls


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