JET 714500 JWBS-14SF 1-3/4 HP 14" Bandsaw
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- 13-1/2" of resaw capacity
- Redesigned fence with laser etched scale and micro-adjust feature
- Two position faceplate provides appropriate support for every cut
- Tool-less guide adjustments
- Conveniently located dual dust collection ports
- Sturdy wheels feature a shallow crown and polyurethane tires
- Heavy duty tensioning with quick release
- Four sided blade guard
The new JET 14" Steel Frame Bandsaw is loaded with big-saw capabilities, features and durability usually found on high-end machines in commercial woodworking shops. It has larger-than-average resaw and rip capacities, fully adjustable fence, tool-less blade guide adjustment, heavy-duty blade tensioning with quick release and rugged steel frame construction.
The 714500 includes:
- 1x Jet JWBS-14SF 1-3/4 HP 14'' Bandsaw
Fine Woodworking Review
Editor's Review: Bandsaw is Big on Resawing
by Roland Johnson
review date: February 5, 2014
With its massive resaw capacity and well-designed fence, Jet's new 14-in. bandsaw is impressive. The bandsaw can resaw boards up to 13-1/2 in. wide, the largest capacity of any 14-in. bandsaw on the market. The saw's fence is just as impressive. It has a micro-adjust feature that allows very accurate placement with the twist of a knob, and the fence rail has a deeply etched scale that's accurate and easy to read. The fence's aluminum face can be quickly switched between two different configurations: The high position provides support for resawing, while the low position allows the guides to drop to within 1/2 in. of the table surface for sawing thin material. Its 1-3/4-hp motor (wired for 115 volts, but can be rewired for 230 volts) will handle the majority of sawing that you'd ask it to do, but if you plan to resaw at its capacity, you'll need to slow down the feed rate. The 21-1/2-in. by 16-in. cast-iron table has one of the largest round throats I've seen, making it easy to install and remove wide blades. The anodized aluminum throat plate has three set screws to level it with the surrounding tabletop. The guide post is very stiff, with a rack-andpinion system for height adjustments. Adjusting the roller-blade guides is a tool-free breeze and the guides hold their settings accurately. A quick-release lever for blade tension speeds up blade changes and a window in the upper wheel house makes it easy to track the blade. There are two 4-in. dust ports. The one below the lower guides pulls most of the fine dust, and the one at the bottom of the saw helps catch the rest. A crank-operated, rack-and-pinion system adjusts table tilt. When set to 90°, the table didn't move. But when angled for bevel cuts, it shifted slightly under pressure. Fortunately, bevel cuts aren't common on a bandsaw, so the problem isn't necessarily a dealbreaker. But if Jet corrected this problem, they'd have a great bandsaw.
Pro Tool Review
Jet JWBS-14SF Bandsaw Review
by Jonathan Bucklew
review date: January 8, 2014
Running a rapidly growing furniture manufacturing company, and being one of the two in a "two-man shop" left me little time over the past year to expand our current product line to include several new designs we've had brewing. Two of them required a bandsaw upgrade, which meant that I would need to overcome both a time and finance scarcity in order to bring the new designs to life. I needed a bandsaw with the capacity to resaw 8-12" stock for bookmatching, with a maximum cut height of 12-14", for creating an arc to become the seat of a chair or stool. My existing setup limited me to a 6" cut height, so I knew this upgrade would be quite a jump.Most bandsaws on the market that offer a sufficient cut height are high dollar 18-20" bandsaws. I had resolved to watch Craigslist and wait. A month or two into my wait, I learned about the new Jet JWBS-14SF bandsaw. It seemed like it had the capacity I was looking for, along with some pretty enticing features, yet was also affordable! I'd never purchased a Jet tool before, but their reputation is solid; they've been around over 50 years and producing woodworking tools for at least half that. So I took the plunge!Out of the BoxI love getting deliveries (Hi, I'm Jon, I'm an Amazon prime addict. It's been 4 days since my last order...), especially deliveries that arrive on a freight truck. When I heard that horn blast out in front of my shop, I was in my forklift and at the back of the trailer before the driver was even out of his cab. It's exciting to get a new tool, especially a large staple piece, such as a bandsaw. As soon as I set the pallet down just inside the shop, I opened everything up to give it a once over. Not a scratch. A+ on packaging.unpack collage 650x291 Jet JWBS 14SF Bandsaw ReviewBolt on the feet, click a handle in place, lower the table, attach the fence (wow, I'll get back to this in a minute), and we're ready to... daggum... this thing is heavy! We probably should have dropped the pallet a little closer to its permanent location. While moving the JWBS-14SF into place, I noticed how well the weight is distributed; it's offset in a manner that makes it near impossible to push over when you're shoving even the largest of timbers into the blade. At the same time, the footprint is small enough to where I didn't have to consider rearranging my shop.The SetupBefore plugging it in, I went through all of the settings, most of which were already spot-on from the factory. Tensioning and tracking the blade and setting up the guide bearings are each COMPLETELY tool-less tasks. I'm accustomed to loading up a cart with Allen wrenches, combination wrenches, a handful of screwdrivers, a small socket set, and some MANd-aids (paper towels & electrical tape) for my knuckles anytime I'm setting up a bandsaw, or even just changing out the blade. With the Jet, my pointer fingers and opposable thumbs, as well as a machinist's square, were all the tools I needed to do the job. All of the adjustment knobs are knurled, so they're easy to grip and tighten. And with the 115V power cord pre-wired, we were ready to plug in and cut some wood after only 5 minutes!knobs 650x432 Jet JWBS 14SF Bandsaw ReviewFeed Me Some WoodMy first task was to run a few test pieces through and check the setup. I started by cutting some thin veneers from various species of woods, ranging from 8 to 12" high. I was surprised by the 1/2" stock blade's cutting ability, considering it's a universal blade. I was cutting very smoothly with no blade drift at all, on soft and hard woods alike. However, since I intended to primarily use the saw to near-maximum cut-height, I needed the heftiest resaw blade it would fit. After scouring the internet without satisfaction, I went to my local sharpening shop to get the blade made. I've had good experiences with all the bi-metal blades they've made for me so far, so it was worth the wait to get a 3/4" 2-TPI hook blade.While waiting on the new blade to be ready, I had time to build my radius jig and tackle some smaller projects with the new saw. Working on the JWBS-14SF is completely different than working on your run-of-the-mill 14" bandsaw. The sturdiness of the steel frame and rock-solid four-sided blade guard leave no doubt—this is an industrial-grade saw. I'll admit it—I had some initial reservation about the 1-3/4 HP motor. Most bandsaws with the resaw capacity of this one incorporate 2-3 HP motors, but the JWBS-14SF motor doesn't bat an eye. I haven't experienced a lack of power at all. Another highlight for me is the dual-position fence system. For ripping, you can turn the fence sideways for easy material access; and in the vertical position, you have a solid 6" fence face to brace your work piece against when resawing. The micro-adjust feature dials in precisely and is beneficial for cutting veneers. The laser-etched fence scale means you'll never wear off the indicators. When you compare it to other tool scales in my shop, you can see why this is a notable feature. The location of the dual-dust collection ports keeps the entire working area free from the 4" hoses. The overall design of the saw is inherently familiar, which means it's easy to operate.scales 604x650 Jet JWBS 14SF Bandsaw ReviewWhen my new blade arrived, I was ready to run a pile of wood through it. The blade change-out was tool-less, and quite simple. I removed the table block, opened the upper and lower doors, opened the upper and lower blade guards, swung the quick tension lever to "full release," and pulled the old blade out... all in all, it took less than a minute. I did the reverse to install the new blade and with the tool-less tracking and guide-bearing setup, the new blade was once again, readily dialed-in.2TPI Hook Blade 650x487 Jet JWBS 14SF Bandsaw ReviewThe blade was exactly what I needed: fewer teeth in contact with wood at the same time. That meant a faster feed rate with smoother results. Still with no blade drift, it cut very straight. The whole experience was really solid. This is a big-boy industrial-strength bandsaw, with the small footprint of a 14" consumer-grade bandsaw. My results are fantastic and I couldn't be happier. It's worth mentioning here that it doesn't have a foot brake. My previous bandsaw didn't have one either, so it was a feature I was hoping to gain in the upgrade. Having said that, it's certainly not a deal-breaker.
- Table Tilt (Deg.): 45 Right/10 Left
- Table Size (L x W) (In.): 21-1/2 x 16
- Table Height from Floor (In.): 39
- Style (Type): Floorstanding Model
- Prewired Voltage (V.): 115
- Motor Voltage (V.): 115/230
- Motor Power (HP): 1-3/4
- Motor Phase: 1
- Motor Current (Amps.): 15/7.5
- Minimum Saw Blade Width (In.): 1/8
- Maximum Saw Blade Width (In.): 3/4
- Dust Port Outside Diameter (In.): 4
- Dust Collection Minimum CFM Required: 400
- Cutting Capacity Width (In.): 13-1/2
- Cutting Capacity Height (In.): 13-1/2
- Blade Width (In.): 3/4
- Blade Speed (SFPM): 3000
- Blade Length (In.): 125
- Band Saw Size/Wheel Diameter (In.): 14
UPC - 731325252118
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