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Ridgid BS1400 Band Saw, 14-inch features 3/4 HP TEFC induction motor with quiet, smooth running belt drive which delivers power to saw up to 6 in. thick oak. Heavy duty construction cast iron table and frame minimize vibration, precision balance cast aluminum upper and lower wheels, steel wheel covers and heavy gauge leg set. Unique features are micro adjust on upper and lower blade guides for precise tracking, wheel cleaning brushes prevent dust build-up on wheels, built in dust collection port, on-board additional blade storage. User-friendly controls high visibility indicators and comfortable sof-touch on knobs help make adjustments easier. Large paddle switch with safety lock -out. Specifications: Input: 3/4 HP TEFC induction, 10/5 Amps., 12 / 240 V, No Load Speed: 2,700 FPM, Blade Widths: 1/8 in. - 3/4 in., Blade length: 93-1/2 in., Table 14 in. X 14 in. cast iron, Table Tilt: -10 degrees to 45 degrees right, Frame: cast iron, Throat Width: 13-5/8 in., Depth-of-cut: 6 in., Tool Weight: 178 lb. Includes 3/8 in. blade and leg set.
I bought this saw less than two years ago. I don't use this machine that often, so there aren't very many hours of time on it. Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Naine
The first band saw was damaged in shipment and replaced with only time frustrations. The second went together very smoothly. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Doc
I have this bandsaw. Like many the 'made in china' steel parts fail. blade guide steel crumbled...the tilt mechanism snapped as well. Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by tjwood
I purchased this band saw based on my prior experiance with Rigid tools. After having this saw for a little over a year, I have completely stopped using it. Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by Jim Wilson
I found this saw at a GREAT sale price at my local big box. So even with knowing about the vibration issues this saw is famous for, and knowing the issues could be cheaply/easily... Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by Ted L.