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Forum topic by PerryD posted 02-09-2015 04:23 PM 551 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2015 04:23 PM

Good morning. I was looking a purchasing a used 12” Jet bandsaw from CL (jwbs 12 OS) 300 and was wondering if the collective brain power on this site thinks if that is a fair price and if here are parts available for this thing?


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#1 posted 02-09-2015 04:53 PM

I couldn’t wait for my question to be reviewed. I got the saw for 250 and its a terrific machine.

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 01:47 AM

ereplacementparts lists it. It also says that 8 parts are obsolete – discontinued. Some are like a blade, but also two brackets, both the upper and lower wheels, two brackets – use undeterminable without some further research, and a trunnion bracket.

If any of these breaks, you’re out of luck – the brackets look to be cast and then machined, and the only source was Jet.

In this case buyer beware.

Besides, 12hp is a little on the short side, especially if you want to do any resawing.

-- OldEd

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 01:08 PM

OldEd,
Thanks a lot for looking into what’s what. I took a risk for not a lot of money so I did research blades and can still get those. The parts seems to be extremely well constructed so I thouht the risk was worth it. I not planning on doing much resawing if any as I am a novice thing to build up a medium size workshop. Thank you again, your feedback is very useful.

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 06:18 PM

FYI: Blades are always available! The stock is produced by the mile, and cut and welded as needed to make a blade of a particular length. My saw uses 93-1/2” blades, which are a standard length – there are several other such lengths – so I can buy them off the shelf, so to speak. An odd length blade, such as one for your saw, if it indeed is an odd-ball length, would have to be custom ordered, to be sure, but aside from a little more money and a little more time, it would be available.

If you buy a good blade, and don’t mistreat it, it will last a long time, so the extra cost isn’t that much. And it is always possible to buy a longer blade and have it cut and welded to the appropriate length. It’s just that welding blades is a rather specialized process – not something that I would expect my local welding shop to do properly. A good-sized machine shop may be able to do it – I understand that they frequently weld metalworking band-saw blades. BUT… I may be wrong… Ask around.

I really don’t expect machine parts to break, but you never know. The parts looked to me – on first glance – like they were castings, which can be fragile. If yours are
solid, then you have a light-weight band-saw, suitable for small projects

Good luck.

-- OldEd

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 06:46 AM

That would have a nice soft sheen and feel nice as well. Not too refined. I think that would be a real winner.

-- sara

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