Jet BandSaw #1: Jet 707200 10Inch Band Saw With Stand Model JWBS-10OS

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Blog entry by LarryDNJR posted 04-04-2010 08:31 AM 5950 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I went a little out of town today south of Columbus to Circleville here in Ohio to a place called Grandview Weekend Outlet that my folks had told me about. It is kind of like a big lots/odd lots liquidation outlet store. I was going through the hardware/tool section when I happened upon a busted open cardboard box that ended up being a Jet 707200 10Inch Band Saw With Stand Model JWBS-10OS. Sticker on it had it listed at $95.00. I initially tried to haggle with the guy starting at $70.00 he wouldn’t budge even at $80. He wanted to wait a little longer as he said it only arrived a few days ago. He finally knocked of $6 not much of a price cut but sold it to me as-is. Bear in mind I would have easily paid the $95 he originally asked on it. No way I was going to come back a few days or week later to see if it was there. I paid $95.23 out the door. This unit retails for $299 easy. About $320 with taxes or $325 if I had it shipped from manufacturer. I saved about $230 little more than 2/3 the whole cost of the unit. I could see from looking in the open box that it wasn’t used but did have some cosmetic issues and a few minor things broken. I was just hoping overall it would run. I get it home, break open the box more than it already was, cleaned it up the best I can from the broken foam. Ended up finding the motor fan had a broken fin as well as a big crack in the motor fan shroud. One of the door lock knob had a piece of plastic broken off but it does not affect the locking capability. There was also a broken clip on the extension bracket that holds a rod for the bed extension which really doesn’t affect it much. The tension level has some scratches on the end of the knob. The fence has a little bit of black paint scuffed off.There is also a little bit of rust on the top near the corner of the table which should be easy to remove. Lastly I’m not sure if it is just cracked paint or the welding near the base of the unit. Ultimately I plugged it in, turned it on and it works. I am so happy at this point. Considering the amount of money saved on a brand new one and hopefully a few minor bucks in a couple of parts. I’m set. :) I took a serious gamble and I think it paid off. I personally think it was a good move and great deal.

  • Compact benchtop design allows for easy transport to different shop locations
  • Rigid steel stand allows bandsaw to transition from the benchtop to the floor
  • Reinforced steel base can be bolted to stand or work bench
  • Heavy Duty 1/2 HP induction motor for various cutting applications
  • Poly-V drive system maximizes power transfer from motor to blade and reduces vibration
  • Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides provide stability for heavy loads
  • Extra large cast iron table with retractable extension wing provides additional work piece support
  • One piece welded frame design reduces machine vibration and flex
  • Oversized, ergonomic knobs provide ease of use and maximum control
  • Quick release blade tension makes changing and re-tensioning the blade fast, easy and consistent
  • Flexible LED light provides visibility without blocking line of sight
  • Aluminum extruded fence ensures smooth sliding action and straight, precise cuts
  • Table tilting trunnion allows working angles from 0° to 45°
  • Magnifying cursor enlarges measurement scale for precise fence location
  • Rack and pinion blade guide adjustment with integrated locking knob for precise height control
  • Blade site window to view blade tracking
  • Blade Length : 67-1/2”
  • Cutting Capacity Height : 4-1/8”
  • Cutting Capacity Width : 9-5/8”
  • Height : 14.6”
  • Length : 34.6”
  • Maximum Saw Blade Width : 1/2”
  • Minimum Saw Blade Width : 1/8”
  • Motor Power : 1/2 HP
  • Net Weight : 70.4 lb
  • Part Number : 707200
  • Table Dimension (LxW) : 13-3/8” x 13-1/8”
  • Table Dimension with Extension (LxW) : 19” x 13-1/8”
  • Table Tilt : 0 – 45 °
  • Wheel Diameter : 10”
  • Width : 17.7”

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-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#1 posted 04-04-2010 12:57 PM

I would have bought it even for $100 considiring it is a brand new saw and the replacement parts is very minimal. You know how what is the street price of this machine in my country? It is about $900 (USD).
Great score, big savie!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-04-2010 10:22 PM

Great deal! I have been looking at this and the Rikon 10 inch band saw. Let me know how well it cuts the hard woods. I want to cut birch 2 1/2 inch stock (Laminates) Would this saw have the power and quality to do that? I bought a used 3 pully older sears and it is a piece of junk. Under powered and some very cheap construction in how you get your blade to track. Thanks.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 08:29 AM

Went I stopped in to a place called Columbus Electric Works. They didn’t really have anything for this size of motor. The gentlemen up at the front counter did go back in the shop area and rummaged through spare parts from other motors they’ve taken apart. He gave me 2 fans to try and see if I can get them work on my motor. One lose fitting the other was snug just by a tiny bit. I carefully hammered down the snug fan onto the arbor of the motor, made sure it was level and after hooking it back up, turn the unit back on and works just fine. My dad helped glue up the fan shroud after I drilled 3 new holes around it to hold it in place. I ordered 3 new parts from Jet Tools. An extension bracket, lower door lock knob and a second threading thumb knob for the second extension bed bracket. Not sure why but they come with 1 and the other side uses a bolt and nut. Makes sense to have 2 thumb knobs to tighten it down. Used some cleaner on the table and sanding paper plus steel wool to remove the rust. The table itself had a little twist in it which my father helped straighten out. The base on the bottom of the unit was banged up a little bit there is a slight twist in one corner but the only thing it affects is the legs. It rocks a little but with a small block of wood under one foot I’m good to go. The only other thing I might do is replace the fence. It was a little off square but my dad did the best he could to get it aligned. For the most part this thing cuts fairly straight. It works. I still couldn’t beat the price considering what little I’ve had to do with it and what minor damage it’s had.

Maybe I’ll get lucky and sell it for double what I paid for it. :)

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 04:09 AM

Just got my parts in today for the Jet Band-Saw. Extension bracket for the bed, a 2nd thumbscrew lock knob to hold the bed in position and a replacement door lock knob for the bottom door. I am thrilled to finally have the parts issues resolved and all the minor damages dealt with. So far I’ve been very pleased for what I have to work with on this and how much I paid for it. Woohoo!

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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