I Called Blackforest after seeing this saw on there website to verify they had it in stock, they gave me quick numbers to there inventory as well as asking me my desired uses for the tool and went over all the options of saws they had in stock. I thought over my options and went with the 14/12 as my first choice. I order it over the internet and set up a pick up instead of delivery. When I went to there shop a few days later they had it ready in the crate to load into my truck. Very friendly service and they even gave me a tour of there facility. When I got it to my shop and began assembly I had heard it was a little challenging to set it up, but that was not the case. It went together very easily and I did it without a helper. I had purchased 2 blades from another source prior to getting the saw, both were Laguna blades, the 3/4" resaw blade and a 1/4" blade. I made several cuts with both over the next few weeks. the performance was outstanding while resawing a 12" piece of hard maple and even an 8" piece of purple heart the saw never bogged in the least. Since then I have put many hours and have enjoyed them all. another note is that I used my own casters for the base instead of buying there premade mobile assembly, I had to drill a few holes in the bottom to fit them but it worked perfectly, I just have to bend over to unlock the casters. This is my first big bandsaw and am very happy i went this route.