LumberJocks

Jet 14" bandsaw speed question

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by TimberMan posted 891 days ago 1942 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View TimberMan's profile

TimberMan

113 posts in 2048 days


891 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I apologize in advance if this has been asked before but I have been searching for 2 days through the backlog of posts and can not find the answer I am looking for.

I just purchased a Jet 14” bandsaw from my brother. He added the 3 speed kit to the saw because he did some metal cutting. The manuals that he provided does not explain the speed kit at all.

Without moving the belt (that will require loosening the motor) to figure out the different speeds, can anyone provide details as to the different speeds? What is the speed for each pulley? I plan to use this strictly for woodworking. What speed should I be using?

Debating on adding the riser and a fence. My hopes is to make some modifications to it to be able to resaw on it. I have found many posts that provide valuable information on resawing.

This is my first bandsaw so much is to be learned!

Thanks.


6 replies so far

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

10409 posts in 1274 days


#1 posted 891 days ago

You want to use the fastest speed for wood and the slowest for metal. The fastest speed will occur with the large pully on the motor coupled to the small pulley on the saw.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View Karson's profile

Karson

34844 posts in 2984 days


#2 posted 891 days ago

The slowest speed will not be slowest enough. You will knock all of the teeth off the blade if you try metal. The metal speed is around 200-300 fps. Where wood is 3000 fpm.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View Karson's profile

Karson

34844 posts in 2984 days


#3 posted 891 days ago

The foumula for blade speed is here

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View kizerpea's profile

kizerpea

746 posts in 951 days


#4 posted 891 days ago

the easy way..go to owwm. type in shop calculations enter motor rpm an pulley size boom!

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

View KPW's profile

KPW

223 posts in 953 days


#5 posted 891 days ago

I recently added the riser block to my Pioneer 14” band saw. The powermatic block bolted right up. $48 on amazon with free shipping. What a deal ! I totally love my bandsaw now. Put an Olson Pro 105×3/4 6tpi and a link belt from harbor freight, tune up the guides and you’ll be looking for logs every where you go. Good luck with your saw. It’s my favorite tool now.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

View TimberMan's profile

TimberMan

113 posts in 2048 days


#6 posted 890 days ago

Thank you all for the information. I hope to find time this weekend to play around with it. 1st thing I need to do is get some real blades for it.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase