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JET 14" Steel Frame Bandsaw

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 new JET 14” Steel Frame Bandsaw has a full 13½” of resaw height, as well as 13½” of blade-to-frame cutting width.

The JET 14” Steel Frame Bandsaw is engineered to perform a wide range of woodcutting tasks accurately and efficiently. Use it to resaw and rip lumber to size, slice veneers, cut curves for cabinetry and furniture, create intricate scrollwork and cut book matched panels. This floor-standing bandsaw weighs 356 lbs. Its rugged steel frame and wide base provide rigidity for smooth, stable operation and accurate cutting. The saw’s overall dimensions are 30”L x 26”W x 74-1/2”H.

The 14” bandsaw is driven by a 1¾ hp, single-phase, 115/230V motor, which is prewired for 115V service. Power is transmitted to the drive pulley system via a durable poly-V belt, delivering a blade speed of 3000 SFPM.

The bandsaw’s 21½” x 16” cast iron table is set at 39” from the floor, and is precisely ground to assure flatness. The table tilts 0-45o to the right and 0-10o left, providing support for a wide range of bevel cuts. A cast iron handwheel and large, easy-to-read scale are used to set the desired table angle. A standard miter slot is provided to accommodate a miter gauge (optional accessory), as well as jigs and fixtures for specific projects.

An extruded aluminum fence measures 18-1/4”L x 6”H and slides on a steel guide rail. The two-position fence can be used flat for inlays and furring strips or upright for crown molding and other materials. The fence is fully adjustable with a laser-etched scale and micro-adjust feature.

Cast iron, nine-spoke, upper and lower blade wheels are precisely machined and computer balanced to reduce vibration and ensure accurate blade tracking. They feature shallow crowns and polyurethane tires. The wheels accommodate 125”-long blades, ranging from 1/8” to 3/4” wide.

The JET 14” bandsaw enables precise blade tension adjustments by turning a handwheel and setting a tensioning scale. A handy blade tension release is included for making blade changes and relaxing the blade when not in use. The blade can be easily removed from the front of the table.

A heavy-duty guide post with rack-and-pinion adjustment provides solid blade support. Upper and lower, ball-bearing blade guides are independently adjustable and tool-free. The saw also is equipped with four-sided blade guards.

Two 4”-diameter dust ports are located on the back of the bandsaw below the table and at the base. They connect with a dust collection system and require a minimum capacity of 400 CFM.

The JET 14” Steel Frame Bandsaw is covered by a 5-year warranty, as well as JET’s RED AssuranceTM, the industry’s most dependable service and support guarantee program.

The JET 14” Steel Frame Bandsaw (#714500, $1,899.99) is available through www.jettools.com. To locate a dealer, visit www.jettools.com.