Posted by Brian Pardue on 28th Sep 2017
I have had my saw for a couple of weeks now and I love this saw. I mainly cut 1" thick wood for Intarsia and have had issues with other saws holding up. Even with this being a new saw I'm not seeing any issues with it. Cuts quicker on some of my harder woods that my saws in the past struggled with. the other couple of thing i really like is everything is out in the open and you can see if anything is wrong without having to take a cover off. The other thing is it is American Made.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jul 2017
I purchased a used, older RBI Hawk Ultra 226 a few years ago and have been using it since that time. I began having issues with the saw holding the blade tensioning. I recently purchased a new BM-26 model to replace the Ultra. I have been using it for a couple of weeks and am impressed with it so far. The blade tensioning system is improved in this newer model and seems to hold the tension reliably. I also notice less vibration as compared to the older saw. My only complaint is the long lead time before I received my new saw due to motor supplier issues.