Well the 10" Delta bandsaw I use for cutting lidded box, ornaments, pen's blanks, etc. bit the dust tonight. The shaft sheared right at the rotor/armature. I got on the net and checked at the Delta website and they said the motor was $157 so I called. Kinda bummed me out that the motor was that much and I paid $129.99 for the saw. So I called them. The told me it was discontinued with no replacement. They said when B & D took them over they were not having any parts made for those and several other pieces. I was hot. So I asked about dealers close to me in Kansas or Colorado. Cheapest one I could find was $195. Would not even talk about it. I really liked this saw but can see paying almost twice for a motor than what I give for the saw.
So one question I have is does anyone have any idea's about another 10" bandsaw? Like I said mostly for box blanks and pen blanks. The wife also uses it like a scroll saw and likes it better than the scroll saw I got her. No I don't need a big one as I have the Grizzly Ultimate with riser. I just get tired of switching blades to do small jobs. I really like the 10" but have a hard time except for Craftsman or Rikon which are one in the same. Only difference is the Rikon has a aluminum table with no fence and the Craftsman has a cast iron table with a fence. Reviews on it out of 56 was 4.1. Any suggestions? Thanks
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