Jet JWBS-14DXPRO 14 Inch Deluxe Pro Band Saw Kit Review

Ratings
  • Ease of Use - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Value - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Cutting - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Durability - 9.8/10
    9.8/10

Summary

Even though it is expensive, it is quite the value when you compare to other commercial and industrial grade band saws. It has all the features one would need and is very reliable. It’s backed by a 5 year warranty and should last a lifetime.

9.8/10
Jet is a brand that has been around since the 1950’s. When the owner of the company was flying on one of the first Boeing jets, he decided to name his new company – JET. What started as a small mom and pop store in selling trolleys and air hoists; has turned into a full blown, industrial service supply company selling everything from snowmobiles to band saws. Some of their more popular products have become wood working tools. Part of their popularity has derived from their high quality products that are backed by their long term warranties.

The Jet JWBS band saw is one of their bestselling woodworking tools. This is one of the most versatile and powerful band saws you can find. It was made more for commercial use due to its industrial strength steel and bulky carriage. If you want to learn about the JET JWBS, this review will cover every feature.

Specs

  • 5 HP Motor
  • 258 lbs.
  • Incudes Stand
  • 15×15” Work Table
  • 5” Cutting Depth
  • 12” Cutting Height

Features

  • Powerful Motor
  • Sturdy Frame
  • Large Durable Table
  • Ball Bearing Guides
  • Ease of Use

Motor

The electric motor generates 1.25 HP for maximum cutting power. No job is too small or too big for this beast. You should never have an issue with it bogged down in thicker materials. It’s the perfect tool for cutting woods, plastics and metals. It has a speed of 1,500/3000 SFM that can be controlled by the high or low speed switch.

Sadly there is no variable speed switch that allows to finely tune the speed.

Durable Frame

Since this band saw was meant to handle the toughest jobs, the frame is made of a durable cast iron frame. It’s sturdy enough to even handle re saw jobs.

The cutting table is also made to last and work in many conditions. The table measure 15×15” for a very large workspace. It tilts10 degrees left and 45 degrees right. To ensure you can complete any project that table and frame, despite their size make any job easy. It has a total height of 43.5” to the table.

Wide Cuts

The cutting width is 13.5” so that you can almost any piece of material you need. It also has a cutting height of 12”. And since you won’t be needing that much cutting depth and height, the adjustable blade guard goes from 0” to 12” to meet the needs of any size.

Long Lasting

Aside from the extremely durable cast iron frame that should last forever, there have been some additions made to the JWBS-14D. One of the more important features are the upper and lower ball bearing guides for the band saws blade. This cuts down on wear so that you won’t need to replace the blade as often. It also helps to make a straighter and more accurate cut.

Adding to the features are numerous safety and user friendly features that make this an all-around complete band saw.

The V-Belt drive system helps users cut longer and more accurate. While the quick release baled tension system lets you easily swap out worn blades. The blade guide is designed for long term use with its rack and pinion features that will stand up to any job.

If storage is an issue, it comes with built in shelves and a storage cabinet that lets you keep tools handy at all times.

And finally, for safety, the easy view window lets you see what you are working on, while protecting you from flying debris. You should always be wearing safety goggles while cutting however.

Pros

  • One of the most reliable band saws
  • Very user friendly
  • Heavy duty cast iron frame
  • Built for commercial use

Cons

  • Very heavy
  • Expensive

Conclusion

Overall, this one of the best band saws out there. It is on the pricier side, but it wasn’t meant for your hobbyist, or simple jobs. It was meant for everyday use with the professional in mind. Even though it is expensive, it is quite the value when you compare to other commercial and industrial grade band saws. It has all the features one would need and is very reliable. It’s backed by a 5 year warranty and should last a lifetime.