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Does anyone have a Jet 714700 JWBS-18 bandsaw?

by franktha4th
posted 01-01-2018 06:10 AM


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Tennessee

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 01:38 PM

My humble opinion, 1.75HP running at 110VAC may not cut it for you. There are reviews for the old one, as you say, and one main complaint was the motor.
I found this one: JWBS-18QT 18-Inch 1-3/4 HP – and same issues, some reviews as late as 2016.
The price is also a bit steep for me.

I own the G0513X2BF, paid about $1200 for it five years ago. And although it only resaws up to 12”, 2HP motor running at 220VAC with the electric brake makes it one heck of a saw, and actually an award winner from one of the larger woodworking magazines. A veritable horse of a saw.
One thing I will tell you – once you own a saw with an electric brake that will stop a bandsaw blade in a bit under two seconds, you will wonder why you didn’t buy one of these before?
My smaller Powermatic does not have it, and I wait, and wait, and wait for that doggone blade to stop. PITA…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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franktha4th

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 04:17 AM



My humble opinion, 1.75HP running at 110VAC may not cut it for you. There are reviews for the old one, as you say, and one main complaint was the motor.
I found this one: JWBS-18QT 18-Inch 1-3/4 HP – and same issues, some reviews as late as 2016.
The price is also a bit steep for me.

I own the G0513X2BF, paid about $1200 for it five years ago. And although it only resaws up to 12”, 2HP motor running at 220VAC with the electric brake makes it one heck of a saw, and actually an award winner from one of the larger woodworking magazines. A veritable horse of a saw.
One thing I will tell you – once you own a saw with an electric brake that will stop a bandsaw blade in a bit under two seconds, you will wonder why you didn t buy one of these before?
My smaller Powermatic does not have it, and I wait, and wait, and wait for that doggone blade to stop. PITA…

- Tennessee


Awesome! Thank you for you’re input. I was afraid of that, but now am glad to know! much obliged! A lot of good information. Back to the drawing board… I think I’ll look into the Grizzly for sure. Thanks again Tennessee!

-- Frank, Washington State, https://www.youtube.com/user/franktha4th

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Blindhog

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#3 posted 01-02-2018 12:46 PM

I’ll vouch for the G0513X2BF as well. I’ve had it for around two years and it has performed very well. I do recommend the Carter blade stabilizer for using small (1/4” and less) blades if you plan on cutting with blades that narrow.
Totally agree with Tennessee about the motor brake.
Good luck in you search.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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franktha4th

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 11:15 PM



I ll vouch for the G0513X2BF as well. I ve had it for around two years and it has performed very well. I do recommend the Carter blade stabilizer for using small (1/4” and less) blades if you plan on cutting with blades that narrow.
Totally agree with Tennessee about the motor brake.
Good luck in you search.

- Blindhog


Thank you Blindhog! I appreciate it!

-- Frank, Washington State, https://www.youtube.com/user/franktha4th

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