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|08-10-2012, 05:28 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
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almost a dewalt owner
I went to look at a Dewalt type 1 today. Bill Wilson gave me a lengthy checklist to see if it was worth spending money on. The first test was a kerf test to see if the blade cut evenly top to bottom. I touched the blade to the wood. It left a cut on the top of the board but not the bottom. I did it three more times. Same result.
Nothing stack cut would ever turn out. I'm sure there could be some adjustments made and the saw might work out fine, but I wasn't willing to spend any money that could have been used to buy a new saw on something that might work out fine.
I'm bummed out especially since it was nice to see a saw run that didn't vibrate itself across the floor. I've never actually used a quality saw before. Oh well. I'll just have to keep adding pennies to the new saw fund.
|08-10-2012, 07:22 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Aug 2006
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Sorry for the disappointment. However, it's great that you were able to check it out before investing money in it. Another one is bound to come along soon, and you'll be glad that you waited.
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|08-10-2012, 07:37 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Butler, PA
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Sorry it didn't work out Keith. Would have made a nice saw, had it cut plumb. One of the guys in my SS club actually returned 3 brand new DeWalts because of that very problem. The one he finally bought, he made the guy at Rockler set it up so he could try it before he commited to buy.
Did you ask Bob about his ShopSmith? I didn't have a chance to talk to him much, but that may be a option, at least until a new saw fits in the budget.
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