Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw
Jet, one of the manufacturers in the JPW Industries stable of manufacturers, has released another woodworking tool that should make your job in the shop a whole lot more streamlined and enjoyable. The Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw combines tubular steel construction with exceptional resaw capacity, large table dimensions and a list of features that Jet hopes will streamline woodworking for the professional and hobbyist alike.
What Jet Has To Say About It
“Our new Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw is aggressively priced, while providing woodworkers with a lineup of premium features to tackle ambitious projects that involve sawing large work pieces, as well as providing maximum flexibility for intricate cuts. It’s a great fit for serious enthusiasts, as well as small to mid-sized woodshops.”
-Tobias Bridges, Jet Director of Product Management – Woodworking
What’s The Big Deal About The Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw?
First off, let’s talk about resaw and rip capacities. Jet claims that their new SFX bandsaw leads the industry with a resaw capacity of over 13″. I can’t really fact-check this claim, but I’ll go ahead and take their word for it here. The important point remains that this new bandsaw makes for an ideal choice for crosscutting large workpieces to size, slicing veneers, sawing curves for cabinetry and furniture applications, and creating scrollwork.
Secondly, the Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw features heavy-duty welded steel frame construction. Its base is one piece with a lower bearing bolt pattern that adds some rigidity. Let’s face it, at 300 lbs. this floor-standing bandsaw probably isn’t going anywhere. Because of this tool’s weight and construction, along with machined and computer-balanced cast iron blade wheels, this bandsaw an offer unprecedented levels of vibration reduction and accurate blade tracking.
Next, let’s talk tables. The Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw features a large table. It measures 21-1/16″ L x 17-1/8″ W, which equates to 360 square inches of work surface. Jet uses precision-ground cast iron for flatness. The table also tilts 0-45° for a range of bevel cuts, and it stands 40″ up from the floor.
For added safety and precision work, the table has a miter slot and miter gauge, as well as a dual-position fence. The fence can be used vertically for resawing and horizontally for precision cuts. The fully-adjustable fence slides on a steel guard rail and comes with a laser-etched scale and micro-adjust feature.
Power And Pricing
This new bandsaw is powered by a robust 1-3/4 Hp, single-phase motor that Jet has prewired for 115V service. It also comes with a paddle off-switch and safety key. Additionally, the bandsaw can connect to a dust extractor via its dual 4″-diameter dust ports.
The CSA-certified Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw will run you north of $1100, which places it firmly into the more seriously-committed woodworker’s wheelhouse. It comes with a 5-year warranty, as well as Jet’s service and support guarantee program, Red Assurance.
Jet 14-Inch SFX Bandsaw Specs
- Stock Number: 714400K
- Model Number: JWBS-14SFX
- Resaw Capacity: 13+”
- Table Size: 21-1/16″ x 17-1/8″
- Throat Capacity: 13 ½”
- Fence: 18-3/16″ x 6-1/8″
- Blade Length: 116″
- Blade Width: 1/2″
- Outlet (115V): Yes
- Dust Collection Ports: 2 – 4” diam.
- Horsepower: 1 ¾ Hp
- Motor Phase (PH): 1
- Net Weight: 300 lbs.
- Warranty: 5-Year
- MSRP: $1226.62