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normrep

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881 days ago

A neighbor has a 1992 Jet JBS-14OS Bandsaw he is replacing with something new for his upholstery shop. He is selling this 20 year old unit for $100.00. It is still in good condition overall, but it has a broken blade guide below the table. He said he tried to get a replacement part but it is no longer made. I haven’t been able to contact Jet to get more information yet. Wondered if anyone out there is familiar with this bandsaw, how well it performs, if you have had trouble with Jet getting replacement parts, and is this a good buy. Yes, it’s not much money, but if I can’t get it fixed, it may be unusable. Any ideas? Thanks for all your help!


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Bill White

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#1 posted 881 days ago

I wouldn’t bet on replacements. How “broken” is it?
Bill

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syenefarmer

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#2 posted 881 days ago

A quick call to Jet Customer Service will verify whether or not a part from this Jet bandsaw will fit on the one your friend has. http://www.ereplacementparts.com/jet-jwbs14os-708113a-14inch-woodworking-band-saw-parts-c-32652_32684_155040.html

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 881 days ago

Another angle: Check Carter’s aftermarket guides and see if that saw is listed.

Yet another: If the pieces are still there, would he let you cart them to a machinist to see what it would cost to fabricate anew? It might still be in the bargain category. Also in showing that amount of interest, you might find out if his price is soft at all.

I once owned a Delta that had a similar previous life, and it was as new. There’s not much tool abuse goes on in upholstery shops where they mostly cut foam!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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richgreer

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#4 posted 881 days ago

Lee’s Carter idea is a good one. Carter makes great guides.

Be advised that you will probably spend more than twice as much for the guides as you do for the bandsaw, but it is likely that the rest of the saw is in good functional condition.

An alternative approach is to purchase the Carter stabilizer (a totally different product from their guides). They work great but you are limited to nothing bigger than a 1/4” blade. With the stabilizer, you don’t use any lower guides.

Go to the Carter website and check out their videos.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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dpop24

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#5 posted 881 days ago

I have the same saw but with the closed stand. This is virtually the same saw that is made by Jet today but is now painted white.

I have found many replacement parts at the link to ereplacementparts.com provided by syenefarmer. Also, this is a very similar saw design as made by other manufacturers and many of the parts fit across (Jet, Ridgid, Grizzly, Powermatic, Harbor Freight) so if you don’t find it for your particular model, you may be able to order a part that is in stock for one of the others.

Based on the above advice, and the availability of parts across manufacturers at ereplacementparts.com I’d be surprised if you weren’t able to get that saw in very good condition for a reasonable amount of money. I would try to see how flexible he is on the price however, considering the amount of time, money, and effort you will need to put into the machine to get it back up and running.

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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normrep

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#6 posted 881 days ago

Thank you gentlemen. The part was broken and refabricated by the owner with jb weld. It isn’t pretty, but it’s working for now. Me being who I am – and just beginning to populate my woodshop with a few tools now that I’ve settled into my own place – I know I would want to replace the part if at all possible. I will take your suggestions and see what I can find out. $100.00 seems like a good price for a saw with some life left in it. Thanks for your help!

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