With an extra large, two-piece cast-iron table and balanced nine-spoke cast-iron wheel, the Powermatic PWBS-14CS 14-Inch Woodworking Band Saw is a capable, user-friendly machine ideal for professional woodworkers and hobbyists. Its rugged design offers uncompromising accuracy and durability; while a host of innovative features let users tackle a range of heavy-duty jobs with precision and control.
|The PWBS-14CS 14-Inch|
Woodworking Band Saw
At a Glance:
- Features Carter quick-tension lever for speedy blade changes
- Easy to read tensioning gauge settings indicated in blade width increments
- Precision balanced, nine-spoke cast-iron wheels reduce vibration
- 60-watt adjustable lamp built into the body (bulb not included)
- Rigid, one-piece welded stand that requires no assembly.
Solid, Sturdy Backbone for Vibration-Free Operation
The rugged cast-iron table effectively handles both large and small projects.
The table easily tilts to help you get the right angle for the job. View larger.
A huge iron casting provides a solid foundation that keeps the PWBS-14CS rigid and vibration free.The heavy-gauge, steel base cabinet adds to the unit's overall stability and provides a solid,vibration-absorbing base for the motor. Because dust collection does not pass through the base cabinet,its interior remains virtually dust free, reducing routine maintenance while enhancing the long life of the motor and drive belt.
To help improve visibility and the air quality of your shop, the PWBS-14CS features a four-inch diameterport cast into the lower housing, directly below the blade, for effective dust evacuation. And tokeep the cut line clearly visible, an integral air pump supplies pressurized air to an adjustable nozzleattached to the upper blade guide, resulting in a chip blower that provides a clear line.
Extra-Large Work Table
To effectively handle projects both big and small, the PWBS-14CS features an extra-large,two piece cast iron table with a tilting section measuring 15.0 x 15.0 inches and a fixedextension measuring 15.0 x 5.0 inches for a total working surface area of 15.0 x 20.0 inches.
Optimum Power and Drive
The PWBS-14CS is powered by a one and one-half-horsepower TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled)industrial-style motor that comes wired for 115-volt operation, but can be converted to 230 volts.The motor power is delivered through a set of precision-machined multi-groove pulleys that aredriven by a poly-V drive belt system, known for its smooth, efficient transmission of power withvery little temperature buildup.
For their part, the cast-iron drive wheels are fully machined,painted, and fitted with high quality tires and then dynamically balanced to ensure smooth operation.
With the PWBS-14CS, adjustments are never a problem, due to the blade width markings on thetensioning block for blade widths from one-eighth- to three-quarter-inch. The infiniteadjusting system also lets users dial in the correct tension for specialty blades that mayrequire non-standard tension settings.
This model comes with the legendary, Carter quick-release handle assembly that features three positions:full tension, relaxed tension, and full release. Users can move the Carter between all three positionswithout losing the tension setting, potentially lengthening the life of the blade.
The PWBS-14CS also includes an exclusive design, quick-release, precision T-square-style rip fence withfour-inch re-saw attachment; 60-watt adjustable lamp (bulb not included) built into the body to providedirect light on blade and work piece while cutting; and a full six-inch under-guide capacity with 13-1/2-inch width capacity.
Dimensions and Warranty Information
The PWBS-14CS measures 34.0 x 68.0 x 20.0 inches (W x H x D), weighs 250 pounds, and is backed by a five-year warranty.
What's in the Box
One PWBS-14CS saw body; one poly-V drive belt; one trunnion support; one main table; one extension table; two table lock knobs; one table pin; one work light; one blade hook; two fence hooks; two miter gauge hooks; one bag of fasteners; one rip fence and rail assembly; one blade tension handle; one stand with motor; one miter gauge; one pulley cover; one fence body; manual; and warranty card.
60 watt halogen lamp built into the body, providing direct light on blade and workpiece while cutting. Chip blower ensures a clean, visible cut line. Extra-large, two-piece cast iron table consists of a 15 x 15 tilting. (45 degrees right, 10 degrees left) section and a fixed 15 x 5 extension for a total working surface area of 15x20. Balanced, nine-spoke cast iron wheels run smoothly. Easy-to-read tensioning gauge settings indicated in blade width increments. CARTER quick tension release lever speeds blade changes. Features durable micro-adjustable dual bearing blade guide system above and below the table. Full 6 under-guide capacity with 13-1/2 frame-to-blade clearance. Built in 4 dust port. Poly V-belt maximizes power transmission while minimizing noise and vibration. Frame mounted push-button switch. Rigid one-piece welded stand requires no assembly. Includes: 1791216K 14-inch band saw, adjustable rnitre gauge, rip fence with resaw assembly, 1/4-inch band saw blade, and gooseneck work light and chip blower, and stand.