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  1. Powermatic makes excellent table saws as does SawStop and Delta, and quite a few others companies. Companies such as Jet, Grizzly, Baileigh, Laguna, Shop Fox all offer cabinet saws with more competitive pricing structures. Pretty much all of the cabinet saws out there will provide a hobbyist user with excellent results.
  2. I put this mobile base under my table saw and have been extremely satisfied with it, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000DD6B9/ref=sxts_kp_bs_tr_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=8778bc68-27e7-403f-8460-de48b6e788fb&pd_rd_wg=dHHXz&pf_rd_r=JEP06TX7NRRFGBF6CYS1&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B0000DD6B9&pd_rd_w=FHGJi&pf_rd_i=shop+fox+mobile+base&pd_rd_r=119f6f95-3b39-422c-ba78-c361c939754b&ie=UTF8&qid=1543186608&sr=1 When set to be stationary it's solid as a rock and the base itself is very heavy duty.
  3. I have this one and it works very well for me, https://www.amazon.com/Cen-Tec-Systems-Premium-Vacuum-Extension/dp/B076N1CR42/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1542238543&sr=1-3&keywords=cen+tec&refinements=p_72%3A1248915011%2Cp_36%3A1253524011 I like the fact that its 30' long which lets me use it for both sanding and shop cleanup.
  4. I think a phone call to Grizzly, 800-523-4777, would get you an answer right away. I doubt if there were to many models of 18" bandsaws in the Z Series.
  5. I use a 1/2" blade on my Rikon 10-325. I find it difficult enough to tension the 5/8" blade that came with my saw and I figured a 3/4" would be a real challenge. For the resawing I do the 1/2" works fine for my needs.
  6. Don't have this set myself but this set may be what you're looking for, https://www.woodcraft.com/products/woodriver-100-piece-combo-brad-point-and-twist-drill-bit-box Good is probably a good description of what the quality level of these bits are.
  7. Your considering a higher quality jigsaw vs an entry level bandsaw. In the long and short run you will be better off with the jigsaw. I'm not going to bad mouth the WEN band saw however I would suggest you keep an eye out for a used 14" or larger bandsaw. Those small bandsaw might be OK for certain woodworkers but overall a 14" or larger will serve you better now and down the road.
  8. My 3HP cabinet saw runs at 4300 RPM. I offer that only as an informational tool as I'm by no means an expert at those sort of things.
  9. There should be an arbor nut and a washer, do you have both?
  10. I've always had very good luck with the Bosch Progressor Series of blades. In your case, I suggest you give this blade a try, https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-4-1-2-in-Progressor-High-Carbon-Steel-T-Shank-Jig-Saw-Blade-Set-for-Cutting-Wood-3-Pack-T234X3/100119348?keyword=bosch+t234x3
  11. I'm racking my brain trying to come up a "pretty reasonable cause" for a customer having to wait 9+ months for anything in this day and age. Still racking...........
  12. You do not have to remove the fence rail on the 10-325 to change the blade.
  13. I purchased the updated guide kit for my 10-325 awhile back when Woodcraft had them on sale for $99. The newer style guides made all the difference in the world when it comes to adjusting the guides. If I had known the huge difference they made I would have ponied up the money a lot sooner. The difference this kit makes in adjusting the lower guides alone makes it a worthwhile buy.