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Ridgid BS1400 Band Saw, 14-Inch

by Ridgid

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  • 3/4 HP TEFC induction motor
  • Heavy duty construction, cast iron table and frame minimize vibration
  • Micro adjust on upper and lower blade guides for precise tracking
  • On-board additional blade storage
  • User-friendly controls - high visibility indicators and comfortable Sof-Touch on knobs help make adjustments easier
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

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.

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Technical Details
Item Weight215 pounds
Product Dimensions44.3 x 20 x 14 inches
Item model numberBS1400
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentsbare-tool
Warranty Description90-Day satisfaction guarantee policy, Limited 3-year warranty, Lifetime Service Agreement
  
Additional Information
ASINB0015BC2XQ
Best Sellers Rank #772,104 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight215 pounds
Date First AvailableMarch 31, 2009
  
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Customer Reviews

Overall, I think it is a very good tool once tweaked.
Family of Boys & one girl
After spending hours setting it up following the manual, the saw was up and running.
H. Ge
Save your money and get something that won't ruin so much material.
Jim Wilson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

68 of 73 people found the following review helpful By D. Throop on February 17, 2010
I am an avid woodworker. Out of the box this saw will take care of routine hobby cutting needs. However, if you are looking for a machine that will do precise work, you WILL need to shell out a lot of extra dollars to get this saw to perform.

I purchased this saw and have been disappointed in many areas. Vibration is the #1 complaint. I am no woodworking rookie and have tweaked everything multiple times. At the end of the day, unless I build my own stand, this machine will always have what I consider to be unacceptable vibration levels. I planned to perform some re-sawing in excess of 6" so I called Ridgid to inquire about the 6" riser accessory. They are trying to charge $218 plus $22 shipping. The part is available for ~$100 elsewhere and Grizzly (which I have read fits this saw) sells theirs for $67. The fact that Ridgid would charge over HALF the cost for this kit is an outrage. Also, you will have to shell out more money to buy rails and a fence for this saw which will put you way over the cost of other competitors saws such as a Grizzly. If you are an intermediate+ woodworker then I would suggest you spend the extra $100 on a far superior machine which already includes accessories such as a fence! Please do not be short sided by the slightly lower price of this saw... Ridgid wants to rake you over the coals on the accessories.

This thoroughly disgusted me and I have sworn never to purchase another Ridgid product and informed their customer service as well.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Family of Boys & one girl on March 3, 2011
I am an experienced woodworker and found this saw to be a very good value once tweaked. On initial assembly, the saw has unacceptable levels of vibration. It's now very smooth. Here are the tweaks.

1. Cut a 1/2" sheet of plywood to 14"x24" and mount it on top of the stand. Use the stand top as a pattern to cut the bolt holes. This will stabilize the stand and provide an even mounting surface for the saw and motor. You will need 4 5/16x1.5" bolts for the motor and 4 5/16x2" bolts for the saw.

2. Replace the belt that comes with the saw. I used a Dayco 15395 Fan Belt (http://www.amazon.com/Dayco-15395-Fan-Belt/dp/B000C0TAJ0). You could also use a link belt, but the fan belt is excellent.

3. Line up the pulleys with a straight-edge. The motor pulley is designed for a straight-edge on the outside edge.

4. Tension the belt by using a quick clamp to push the motor away from the saw. You can apply the pressure directly between the pulleys. This will also hold it in place while you tighten the bolts on the motor.

5. REPLACE THE BLADE. The ridgid blade that comes with the saw is very bad. Mine had a weld the bumped every rotation. I found the Bosch 1/2"x93-1/2" to be very good on this saw, and inexpensive.

6. Optional: I put 3" locking rubber casters with stems in place of the feet. Works great for moving the tool around the shop.

Overall, I think it is a very good tool once tweaked. With the cast-iron frame and beast of a motor, it should be something I can pass down to my kids.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H. Ge on May 13, 2011
I bought this saw in 2008 from the big box homedesperate. After spending hours setting it up following the manual, the saw was up and running. But the vibration was terrible. But since I only needed to rough cut some logs, I didn't really care at the time. The saw then spent most of its time in the storage. Lately I took it out for another project, I noticed the saw would jerk violently upon start up. Then after a few cuts, snap, the hinge that's holding the top wheel broke in half. I'm not a novice to woodworking, and know how to take care of my tools and not over tension the blade. Seems that the part just broke under nominal tension. I took the broken part to an iron work shop trying to weld it. After many unsuccessful attempts, the shop technician told me that it's made of bomb metal--brittle metal with high impurity that can't be welded. I just can't believe such critical load baring part is made of such inferior material.

I then called Ridgid service, since the tool is still under warantee. After a 15 min wait, finally some gal picked up and asked me for the usual purchase and registration info. I then explained to her the hinge broke and asked for a replacement. To my surprise, she refused to send me the part, and asked me to take the tool to their "nearest" service center, which is 50 miles away. I was furious, asking her if she is aware that the tool weighs over 200lbs. She just don't give a damn, citing the usual customer policy.

What a lesson! You'd think with their "life time warantee" the tool would last a while. Well, this will be the only, and the last Ridgid tool I'll ever buy.

P.S. I did repair the saw with part I bought from ereplacementpart.com which costed about $25. And I promptly got rid of it on CL.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Collin D Riley on February 26, 2011
I have used this tool extensively over the past year. It was the only 14" bandsaw available to me locally at the time, and had researched and used other ridgid products and assumed it would be fine. A bandsaw, especially a cheap one, is unlike other power tools in that setup is more critical. By the time there is minor vibration from inferior belt, pulleys out of plane, slightly unbalanced wheels, bandsaw wheels out of plane, wheels slightly out of round, unsolid stand... you have an unuseable machine for resawing that will trip breakers from too much load on motor and not saw much. It is important to learn tool setup, and this saw will teach you that, but the problem is at the end of the day, you will pay for some aftermarket stuff just to get it to run right, spend a ton of time, and then you still wont have a fence, a table with positive stops or a good stand. The wheels will always be aluminum even if you get them balanced and get good ones. I wont give mine up because I could not find a good home for it and would not abandon it to landfill, but must recommend something with better quality control, alignment, a nice table and fence, a 1 HP motor is nice, but not essential if saw is stable, and a good stand. Grizzly sounds best if very price conscious, steel city seems good too but more money. Hate to disrespect my own machine, but that is what reviews are for I guess. Good luck.
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