The new JET® 14-in. SFX Band Saw is the latest addition to the brand’s line of versatile, steel frame saws. It combines class-leading resaw capacity and large table dimensions with a heavy-duty, tubular steel frame. It also features tool-less, independently adjustable, upper and lower ball-bearing blade guides; a dual-position fence; twin 4-in. dust collection ports and a full-size miter gauge.
With a full 13 in. of resaw capacity and 360 square inches of tabletop area, it can perform a wide range of woodcutting tasks — crosscutting large workpieces to size, slicing veneers, sawing curves for cabinetry and furniture, creating intricate scrollwork and cutting book-matched panels.
The saw’s cast-iron table is precision ground for flatness and tilts 0 to 45 degrees, providing support for a wide range of bevel cuts. A full-size, premium metal miter gauge is provided for the table’s miter slot. Table height measures 40 in. from the floor.
Weighing more than 300 lbs., the saw has a rugged tubular steel, welded frame, one-piece base and lower-bearing bolt pattern for added rigidity. This construction provides stability for smooth operation and minimal vibration. Cast-iron blade wheels are precisely machined and computer balanced to reduce vibration and ensure accurate blade tracking.
Its upper and lower ball-bearing blade guides are independently adjustable and tool-free. The saw also is equipped with a 6-1/8-in.-tall x 18-3/16-in.-long extruded aluminum, dual-position fence that can be used in a vertical position for resawing or horizontal position for precision cuts. The fence slides on a steel guard rail and is fully adjustable with a laser-etched scale and micro-adjust feature.
Blade widths for this saw can range from 1/8 up to 1 in., and a 5/8-in., 4 tooth-per-inch blade is included. It requires 116-in.-long blades.
The saw’s 1-3/4 HP, single-phase motor is prewired for 115-volt service. A paddle-style On/Off-switch with safety key is provided, as well as a 115-volt outlet for optional accessories. Dual 4-in.-dia. dust ports, located in back, connect to a dust collection system.
“Our new JET 14-in. SFX Band Saw is aggressively priced, while providing woodworkers with a lineup of premium features to tackle ambitious projects that involve sawing large workpieces, as well as providing maximum flexibility for intricate cuts,” says Tobias Bridges, JET’s director of product management for woodworking. “It’s a great fit for serious enthusiasts, as well as small- to mid-sized woodshops.”
The new 14” SFX Steel Frame Band Saw (model 714400K) sells for $1,099.99, and JET covers the purchase with a five-year warranty. Optional accessories include an LED worklight (item 714403; $49.99) that bolts onto the head of the band saw to illuminate the cutting area and a mobile base (item 708118; $89.99).