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Jet JWBS-14 Bandsaw - Any good?

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gregmcateer

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I am looking at, among others, the Jet JWBS-14 bandsaw and wondered if any of you good people have any experiences, good or bad of it?

I am looking secondhand, so input from anyone with the older models would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Greg
 

stevehit

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Hi Greg
I've had one of these for about eight years, and it's had a lot of use in that time - mainly resawing. Copes with 200 mm oak, ash, wenge, etc., with no problem.
I've found it totally reliable, easy to set up and I certainly recommend it.
Steve
 

kirkpoore1

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Mine's over 15 years old, and has been great. I have had to replace the bearings on the guides several times, probably from getting sawdust in them, as well as making some replacement throat plates. I leave it tensioned all the time (none of that detensioning nonsense) and have had no problems with the tires. (Mine is a 1 hp closed stand model, so that could differ from what you're looking at.)

Kirk
 
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