It does not have the original quickset clamps as part of the top seems to have broken at some point (not an issue, I'm happy with using the allen key version - see pic). These clamps are quite flexible back and forth, I'm assuming to allow some give in the blade? My Titan was very rigid (solid fixed blade clamps) but this Delta seems to bend a lot to the point where Im scared the blade with break. I have tried adjusting the tension to the max but it's still very flexible. Is this normal?
I'm currently trying to cut an inch thick short piece of oak which I realise would be slower anyway, but it does seem that if I want any movement at all, I have to push hard enough to labour the machine or even break the blade. Even cutting thin mdf or birch ply is noticeably slower than that shown in youtube videos (or what I could previously do on my Titan). What am I doing wrong?