The Jet JWBS-16X is intended for heavy work and has cast iron blade wheels, a super cast iron table which can tilt from -10° to +45°, a locking rip fence which is supported at the front and rear of the table and extends slightly beyond the cast iron table to give an excellent capacity on both sides of the blade. On the face of the rip fence is a point cutting attachment which is ideal for re-sawing. The mitre fence is 'T' slotted into the table for accuracy, safety and extended capacity. The blade is guided both above and below the table with micrometer-adjusted thrust and bearing rollers which give a positive support to the blade, resulting in a very good quality of cut and extended blade life.
With fully interlocked doors, electro-mechanical motor brake and with easily accessible blade tension and tracking controls, this machine is for the professional workshop where an accurate bandsaw with good capacities can become a very popular machine with which to work. To move this machine around the workshop we recommend the purchase of the mobile base unit (708118). This additional base unit is easy to fit and allows the machine to be moved without fear of tipping the unit over or causing any damage to either the operator or the machine.
N.B. A 20A supply is recommended when used with 230V supply.
|Blade Width Min\Max||3mm(1/8")/32mm(1.1/4")|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm (x 1)|
|Max Depth of Cut||250mm|
|Max Width of Cut||405mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||355mm|
|Overall L x W x H||800 x 950 x 1,850mm|
|Power||1.1kW (Max Input 1.9kW) 230V 1ph|
|Table Size||430 x 430mm|
|Table Tilt||-10° to +45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,500m³/hr|
21 July 2016
Good but takes a lot of tuning.This is a good bandsaw - but there are a few things little things that niggle and I feel like they could have easily been avoided. Again, with a bit of work and TLC this bandsaw is great, but it's worth noting this before you buy.
9 January 2016
Quiet, powerful and solid.I bought this to replace a 12" Delta that had provided good service but was limited in its capacity and capabilities. It will be for serious hobby use for small flat work and preparation of both spindle and bowl turning blanks from green and dry tree limbs.
17 September 2015
Good top end hobby machineI was bought this a a combined retirement/birthday present as an upgrade from my Axminmster 120 - since I needed to be able to tackle thicker pieces for both roughing out carving work pieces and log conversion . It's an excellent heavy, stable, quiet performer that will tackle fine scrolling with a 1/8" blade up to reasonable sized log conversion with a 1" blade and do all of it well. Axminster service and delivery and help getting it into my cramped workshop was superb - and an excellent price too. I really like being able to see the tracking through the window and the tension guide and the dust extraction port is perfectly placed and angled
12 November 2014
JET JWBS-16X Bandsaw.I purchased the jet JWBS 16 X bandsaw around six months ago, when the machine arrived via Axminster delivery it was in a very large crate very well packaged, as usual great communication from myself and Axminster sales team to ensure the machine was delivered on time, as it was. the delivery drivers again as usual a great help in getting machine from Lorry into my workshop. I did have a few teething problems initially setting this machine up mainly due to the fact there was a grub screw slightly holding the cast-iron bed up so when trying to true the machine it wasn't trueing up, and I went through a few blades because of this however once I explained to Axminster they quite happily sent me out new blades free of charge. I purchased my bandsaw from Axminster Tools in Axminster and again as usual the staff there were very helpful and answered all the questions I needed to ask and like I said in previous reviews the stores manager Craig is an Oracle in this industry this machine is very well built, a very user friendly Machine and very very accurate. blade change is fairly simple once you've done it a few times. everything is accessible which makes it really easy to get a full clean down once a week, again a machine for life five-stars
2 November 2014
Very very good but needs fettlingOrdered this as an upgrade to my Record, Axminster very slick with delivery , cheers Arry. Once you get it put together you will have to do a full setup. I binned the blade that was on it when it came as the chances of it cutting straight is nil as they get knocked about in transit . I did find the bracket that holds the cutting deck was not bolted down on one side , easy enough to sort . I fitted new blade and did guide adjustment , not sure why but the upper guide blocks are very easy to move back and forth the lower guides are a pain in the £&&@ , uppers have wing nuts, lowers have awkward Allen key adjustment that's really tight to get into ... But stick at it and the saw cuts as straight as an arrow down to veneer. Love the tracking window. Would recommend . It's v good