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Forum topic by mstang1988 posted 546 days ago 756 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mstang1988

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546 days ago

I found an older blue JET branded bandsaw for $195 bucks. Is it worth it? Description reads ‘14” Jet Band Saw in good working condition. ’ I told the gentleman I would take it assuming all was working properly. He said it does not accept riser blocks and believes it’s 1/2 to 3/4hp. Does anybody know more details about these older blue jet saws? I do not plan to resaw with this saw. I want to use it for cutting long curved shapes for things like chairs etc or even glued 8/4 and 8/4 making 16/4 for table pieces etc. If I ever decide to resaw I’m getting a 17” Grizzly 2HP.

I’m also looking to see if I can find the model, I don’t seen any other jets that look like it.


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toolie

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#1 posted 545 days ago

i’d say yes. looks like a fairly typical 14” delta clone BS. not sure why it wouldn’t accept a riser kit, but that doesn’t sound like and issue for you. at least you’re smart enough to buy a used jet and not fall for their marketing crap. today’s jets are long on promise, short on delivery and expensive, making them poor values. $150 would be a gloatable deal, IMHO. just make sure he includes the mobile base.

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Tedstor

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#2 posted 545 days ago

$195 with a mobile base is a good deal. The HP and riser is basically irrelavent if resawing is not in the cards. Buy a couple good quality blades and have fun.
I’m not crazy about the switch location, but I’m only mentioning it just to be a jerk :)
Generally speaking, I think the older blue Jet products are better than the modern Jet machines.

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Loren

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#3 posted 545 days ago

It may be a 12”.

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MisterBill

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#4 posted 545 days ago

Several years ago a knowledgeable person told me that $200 for that saw was a good deal. I’d say to go for it. Offer him $150 and work your way up.

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mstang1988

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#5 posted 545 days ago

I bought the saw this AM. The cast top needs a little work but I don’t see why a riser block won’t work. It’s the JBS-14 and I’ve seen that the new kit fits with some modifications.

Thanks for the advice guys!

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