I just wanted to complain to someone about my tool headache.
I bought what I thought was my dream (relatively) TS when I brought home my brand spanking new Hitachi TS. I had read rave reviews about how well built and durable it was. It had a powerfull 3hp(or so it says) motor and is belt driven with a super accurate and heavy duty fence.
It looked all it had boasted it self to be.
When I finally got it together (simply putting the base table together and attaching the raising and tilt controls) I turned it on only to see and hear this thing shake rattle and roll like a Mack truck going through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears with a full load.
Needless to say I was very disappointed. I immediately lamented my decision to buy this saw instead of the Ridgid counter part I had coveted for years.
I contacted Hitachi via email and they agreed that this was not normal, (duh) and that I should take the saw to a service center.
I felt a little better but still did not relish the thought of carting the gosh darn heavy saw onto my wifes van.
Fast forward several months. After a prolonged bout with my back pain and being diagnosed with 4 degenerative disks in my back and neck and a more serious than normal struggle with depression I am now starting to set foot in the shop again and am facing the prospect of taking the saw to the service center.
I took a look under the hood and determined that the mechanism which holds the motor and pulleys, basically the armature, is loose and rattles. Additionally, the pulleys are not lined up vertically to each other they are slightly of planar by about a 1/2"
Anyway, just wanted to vent.