Man, I'm in the middle of assembling the 14" bandsaw, and it's been a bit of a PITA. First, several of the illustrations in the instructions are kind of off, and several assumptions had to be made (with regard to which parts were being referenced). And then, it seems like the manual that came with the tool didn't match the way the current version of the tool was packaged. I finally found an updated version of the manual on the website and it's a little better, but still not perfect. I guess the redeeming thing here is that the saw was very well priced, and I'll forget about the frustrations of assembly once I've been using it for a while.