Jet’s new 14” band saw, model 714500, is loaded with big-saw capabilities, features and durability usually found on high-end machines in commercial woodworking shops, according to the company. It offers large resaw and rip capacities, a fully adjustable fence, tool-less blade guide adjustment, blade tensioning with a quick release and steel frame construction.
Product manager Joan Duvall says the band saw is engineered to perform a wide range of woodworking tasks, such as ripping and resawing lumber, slicing veneers, and cutting curves in cabinetry and furniture, making it ideal for small to mid-sized custom woodworking shops.
“The band saw has a full 13-1/2” of resaw height as well as 13-1/2” of blade-to-frame cutting width. It provides an ideal blend of high performance, innovative features, solid construction and ease of use,” says Duvall.
The saw features a steel frame and wide base. It measures 30” x 26” x 74-1/2” and weighs 356 lbs. It’s powered by a 1-3/4-hp, single-phase, 115/230-volt motor, transmitted by a Poly-V drive belt.
The 21-1/2” x 16” cast-iron table tilts 45 degrees to the right and 10 degrees to the left, providing support for a wide range of bevel cuts. A cast-iron hand wheel and large, easy-to-read scale are used to set the desired table angle.
The band saw comes with an extruded two-position aluminum fence (18-1/4” x 6”) that slides on a steel guide rail. It is fully adjustable with a laser-etched scale and micro-adjust feature. Cast-iron, nine-spoke, upper- and lower-blade wheels accommodate 125”-long blades, ranging from 1/8” to 3/4” wide. Upper and lower ball-bearing blade guides are independently adjustable and tool-free. Two 4”-diameter dust ports are located on the back of the saw, below the table and at the base.
The saw sells for about $1,900.
For information, visit www.jettools.com.
This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue.