|Item Weight||89 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||34.6 x 17.7 x 14.6 inches|
|Item model number||JWBS-10OS|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||3-year limited|
Jet JWBS-10OS 10-Inch Band Saw with Stand
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- Compact bench top design allows for easy transport to different shop locations
- Heavy-duty 1/2HP induction motor for a variety of cutting applications
- Extra-large cast-iron table with retractable extension wings provides additional work piece support
- Quick release blade tension makes changing and retensioning the blade fast, easy and consistent
- Poly V-belt drive system maximizes power transfer from motor to blade and reduces vibration
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The JET 10in. band saw is the perfect choice if space is at a premium in your shop or on the job. With quick-release blade tension, upper and lower ball bearing blade guides, an extra-large cast iron tilting table and a easily adjustable LED worklight, this precision band saw has all the features you're used to getting on bigger band saws, yet in a powerful, portable package.
From the Manufacturer
Introducing the all-new Jet B3NCH 10-inch band saw. If space is at a premium, either in your shop or on the job, bring this saw along to tackle your toughest jobs. With quick-release blade tension, upper and lower ball-bearing blade guides, extra-large tilting, cast-iron table and easily adjustable LED work light, this precision band saw as all the features you're used to on bigger band saws, in a powerful, mobile-Package
Top Customer Reviews
I bought mine from a store, so there was no shipment issue. The packaging seemed adequate to me, but since mine never went through a residential delivery service, I can't really tell if it would have survived the journey or not. The box for my saw was strong and in-tact, and the Styrofoam padding seems also strong and nothing was broken or out of order inside the box.
I appreciate the way the saw was mostly assembled in the box. There was some minor assembly required, mostly the base, but not much. And nothing requiring very much skill or effort. With a little tweaking and measuring, I was able to get the table flat enough and true enough to the blade to satisfy me.
The only real problem I had with the saw was the tire on the bottom wheel. It seemed to be stretched out or something, so it wouldn't stay on the wheel. It wasn't terribly stretched out, and I couldn't tell that it wasn't right until the saw had been running for a minute or two. It slowly got looser and looser until it pulled the blade off. It was pretty easy to fix though, with just a couple of dots of contact cement. Now it runs fine. Though I would prefer a brand new saw not require contact cement on the tires.
Overall, I think the saw is very good, and I am absolutely happy I bought it. But there are some obvious cut corners. Which I think is to be expected in a budget-level saw.
Every knob on the saw is made of plastic, and every one of the plastic knobs has a plastic cap that fits on the end of it. Every single plastic cap on every knob on my saw has fallen off. I'm not sure how it was ever supposed to work to begin with. They just fall off. They don't screw on or click into place, they just sit on the end until they fall off. I had to super glue them all back on. Which wasn't much work, though I would prefer to not have to do it. The caps are just for appearances anyway, and serve no purpose other than making the knobs look nice and rounded on the end.
The clip on the fence that holds it to the back of the table was slightly bent so that it wouldn't engage. So I had to bend it a little bit by tapping it with a hammer. Again, not a problem, it was two minutes of work, though I would prefer that I didn't have to do it when the saw is right out of the box.
I found the table to be of good, solid construction. It feels heavy and adjusts easily.
The fence is adequate, though not great. It engages to create a solid connection for guiding your work pieces. You can make minor adjustments to it with a hex wrench in order to true it up with the blade. However, it does not slide easily from one position to the next. I don't consider this to be a problem on a $300 saw. When I need to move the fence I just take it off and put it back on in the new position.
The housing of the saw is very good. The doors are of thicker, heavier material than I expected. The door latches are clever and solid, though made of plastic. I appreciate the dial for tracking adjustment, as my last bandsaw required me to keep up with a particular hex wrench in order to make tracking adjustments.
The tension adjustment mechanism is adequate. There is a tension gauge inside of the housing which is supposed to tell you when your saw is tensioned correctly based on the width of your blade. The gauge looks cheap and gimmicky though, and I seriously doubt that it is more than vaguely accurate.
The depth adjustment knob works smoothly. The guide assembly has a lot of adjustment knobs, and they all work well. It is kind of difficult to see the adjustments for the bottom guide assembly, because the housing is in the way. I was able to make all of the adjustments I needed to, though. So it wasn't prohibitive.
The stand is very solid, though the rubber feet on the bottom are too soft and have already started to wear through after me moving the assembled saw just a few times.
The miter gauge works, though it is hard to imagine a cheaper adjustable miter gauge. It is made of light plastic. It does fit relatively tightly into the miter slot, though. So it works.
The adjustable light is a single LED on the end of a plastic snake. It creates a small focused circle of blue light that you can point anywhere. I would prefer a small lamp to illuminate the whole table.
The saw runs very smoothly, and it "feels" stronger than I expect a saw this size to be. The motor is quiet, although the guide bearings do make a surprisingly loud ringing/vibrating sound when the saw runs.
This is probably the nicest 10" bandsaw I have ever seen. I am under the impression that Jet cut obvious corners in order to make the core saw very good at a particular price point. So, you wind up with a very good saw with some cheap knobs and accessories. I would recommend this saw to a friend, and if it was stolen, I would replace it with the same saw.
I was very excited to put together my new bandsaw, which I received a few days before Christmas. I travel for business and had a few days to get to a few woodworking products during Christmas vacation. Well, after unpacking and assembling the JET bandsaw, it looks like my woodworking will have to wait and my vacation time will be spent on other things, thanks to the lack of quality and craftsmanship provided by JET.
First of all the bandsaw has a crack in the base where it attaches to the stand. Not a big deal, or so I thought. This causes the bandsaw to not sit level and also provides for a very unstable frame. Not only is this poor quality, but also could pose a serious safety risk.
After assembling the cast iron table and mounting it to the bandsaw, I found that no matter how I adjusted it, it does not sit level and will not stay secured with the adjustable angle mechanism. There is no apparent way to tighten the mechanism either, without disassembling the entire bandsaw, which sounds fun and probably will void the warranty which is probably going to be used repeatedly judging from the quality of this bandsaw.
If I had it to do over again, I would avoid this bandsaw and opt for the Grizzly ($475, plus shipping $75=$550) which is much larger, more powerful, and I can't emphasize this last part enough, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better quality. It is slightly more expensive but you definitely get what you pay for. If money is tight or space is an issue, then I would look at the Rikon bandsaws for around $280.
Don't waste your time, effort, or money on this cheap crap. Thanks JET for letting me down.