Jet JWBS-16X Bandsaw
Jet JWBS-16X Bandsaw

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Jet JWBS-16X Bandsaw

Code: 600537

  • Solid cast iron table tilts from -10° to +45°
  • Complete with precision T-style fence assembly and re-saw post
  • Balanced cast iron wheels with curved, long-life PU tyres
  • Upper and lower precision guides for improved performance
  • Mitre gauge tilts 60° to each side
  • Micro switch on door for safety
  • Precision cutting height setting using large handwheels and rack system
  • Standard built-in cutting height scale to read the exact depth of the cut
  • Large, cast iron blade tension handwheel with blade tension scale
  • Fully interlocked doors, electro-mechanical motor brake
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Description

In Detail

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. 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. Fitted with a 16A plug.

N.B. A 20A supply circuit breaker is recommended .

Specification

Specification

Bandsaw Blade Length 3,124 mm (123")
Bandsaw Wheel Diameter 420 mm
Blade Speed 900 m/min
Blade Width Min\Max 3 mm to 32 mm
Dust Extraction Outlet 100 mm
Max Depth of Cut 250 mm
Max Width of Cut 405 mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 355 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 1,500 m³/hr
Model JWBS-16X
Nett Weight 130 kg
Overall L x W x H 800 mm x 950 mm x 1,850 mm
Power 1.1 kW (Max Input 1.9kW) 230V 1ph
Rating Industrial
Table Height 950 mm
Table Size 430 mm x 430 mm
Table Tilt 10° - 0° - 45°
Reviews (10)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews

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Craig Pickard

5 September 2017

Nice bit of kit

I bought this bandsaw to replace my small DIY Draper one so i could cut my own blacks and logs without it taking forever. Right from ordering it to it being delivered Axminster have been fantastic with communication all the way through. The Driver rang me the week before it was delivered with an estimate of the time he would arrive, and he rand on the day to tell me he was on schedule. He arrived bang on time. I planned on offloading it into my garage then arranging for some friends to help me take around the back of my house down some steps and into my workshop. The driver who's name i cannot remember for the life of me, helped me take it straight to my workshop which was above and beyond what I expected due to it being heavy and involving steps, So a big thank you there.
I got it setup, table squared up and blade centred. I turned it on and couldn't believe how quiet it was, it cut like a knife through butter. However I could not get it to cut in a straight line using the fence no matter how much i kept adjusting it. I noticed as soon as the blade touched the edge of the timber it moved which told me it was the blade, so as in most posts they are correct in saying the blade is useless if you want to use the fence. Free hand not a problem. I ordered an Axcaliber blade from Axminster which arrived the next day and within 10 minutes of fitting it re adjusting the guides it cuts perfectly, I was cutting 2 to 3mm slithers using the fence and they were perfect cuts.
my only criticism would be that it needs a quick release blade change lever like on the next model up machines.
I am very happy with the quality, it looks great and is a perfect size. It has opened up a new range of possibilities now that i wouldn't try on my old bandsaw.
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Dr Gerald Spence

23 August 2017

Quality kit

Just took delivery of this item. It came in a wooden crate and delivered by Stewart. Once unpacked this item inspires confidence. The paint finish is excellent and all items seem robust and well finished. The manual is poor and not much help but if you are used to bandsaws and their maintainence it is fairly obvious how it should be setup. The setup video on this website is much more help. An electrician friend advised that a normal 13 amp plug would be adequate so this was substituted for the 16 amp fitted plug. I removed the blade that ships with the saw and fitted an axcalliber blade. Setup of the blade is easy but there is an awkward to reach Allen key to loosen off the lower guide assembly. This was no worse than the arrangement on my previous bandsaw and with perseverance I was able to manage. Tensioning and tracking the blade is easy and the solid cast table and aluminium fence are accurate ans solid.
The saw is quiet in operation and has loads of power. I managed to split an oak board for bookmatching panels without any problem.
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John Read

29 April 2017

Excellent Professional Bandsaw - Exceptional Value

I initially ordered the 14" Jet model with a wheel kit, but as it was out of stock we had to wait 3 months before delivery. This wasn't a problem, but during the 2nd month of waiting Axminster dropped the price of the 16" model, and after comparing floor size, and price, an extra £50 (minus the wheel kit) on what I was originally paying seemed like a no brainer. A quick call to Axminster and 7 days later the 'in stock' 16" model was on its way.
It was delivered very securely packed in a pallet case, which took some prising apart to get open. The Axminster delivery guy couldn't have been more helpful and wheeled it down the drive, across some gravel and into our small workshop, making sure I was happy and everything fitted before departing. I was worried about the height of the machine as we have beams running quite low across the ceiling, but the measurements stacked up, in fact the machine is a little bit shorter than specified.
It was easy to set up. The instructions are not the best or the most clear, and the pictures are terrible. They cover all machines from 16"-20" as they are all very similar, however this makes the instructions a bit general at times, and the pictures are not clear, especially on what bolts to use with which piece. This made setting up the fence and rails a bit trial and error, but its not rocket science.
As a previous reviewer has said, throw the blade fitted on the machine away and order some new ones. Preferably before the machine arrives. I did try and persevere with the original blade, but after fitting new blades the difference is a new machine.
This bandsaw has the power to cope with anything I've thrown at it, including re sawing 8" wide x 2" thick pieces of oak into new planks. It even cuts dead straight through 2" pieces of oak with a 1/4" blade! To be short this bandsaw is worth the money. In the past I owned a 14" bandsaw from a well known brand which cost £500, this machine is miles better and definitely worth saving for. The guides are easy to set, though I agree with the fact that there is a design fault in the setting of the bottom guides. To fit the allen key required to move the bottom bearing guide housing backwards and forwards to be in position for different width blades, you have to lift the table off\up, or cut the allen key down to a much smaller size. This seems like a massive oversight to me on a machine that is otherwise flawless. It makes changing to different width blades a bit more of a chore than it needs to be which just seems daft. It's definitely not a deal breaker, but can make changing blades a bit more fiddly than necessary which is frustrating when everything else is so good.
Everything else about the machine I love. The dust extraction is the most efficient of any bandsaw using one extraction point I've seen, purely because they have simply fitted the brush on the lower wheel right above the extraction point, meaning all dust gets brushed straight where it needs to be, into the dust pipe. After using the machine on several big jobs I have opened the cabinet to find only a cupful of dust in the bottom of the cabinet. The paintwork is, as one reviewer has said, better than my cars.
In short if you're in the market for a professional\trade\excellent home workshop bandsaw, have a good look at this (or it's bigger brothers/sisters) and you won't be disappointed. It might be a big initial outlay, but I can't see me needing to upgrade for a long time and surely that's a saving in the long term.
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F Griffith

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.

The table stop for keeping table at 90 degrees is very awkward to set, so I rarely use it. Instead I just level the table and lock it down without using the stop. This is a minor thing, but does mean I feel the need to check the table is level more regularly than with other saws I've used.

The bottom blade guides are also really awkward to adjust, and this saw does need to be set up perfectly to cut well. If you put in the time it will cut great, but you'll need patience if you want to do a lot of heavy work like cutting veneers on it, as I have found it will need tuning fairly frequently.

There is also a knack to getting the fence to lock down square - so watch out for that, but if you hold it square as you lock it then it sorts this problem.

Finally, investing in good blades is definitely worth it to help with cutting inconsistencies.
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Phil Stevens

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.

I looked at the 14" bandsaws, but the footprint of the 16" ones was all but identical, so chose this one based on many reviews and hands on in store. This model was out of stock in the warehouse, so I bought the store display model. I paid at 3:30 on the Tuesday afternoon and Graham rolled up the next morning at 10:00am and helped offload it onto my trolley to take to the workshop. The second time Graham has delivered, a true gem of a guy. Superb service.

The build quality of the saw is quite evident from the first encounter. The paintwork surpasses my cars' finish, everything about it is solid and machined to quite fine tolerances. As the store had already assembled the machine, apart from some minor realignments, I had none of the struggles others report as basic assembly instructions.

The fitted blade should be considered as packaging!! Even after completely resetting all guides and tensions it could not cut a straight line in 9mm ply!!! I thought I had bought a lemon. However, I was given an Axcalibur blade as well in the store, so decided to swap blades straight away. WOW, now what a difference a decent blade made. Reset the guides, immediately cutting true and accurate up to 7 inch resaw, the largest timber I had to test. Cutting 2mm veneers of 6" x 2" stock is effortless. 4-5" hardwood for bowl blanks is like cutting butter. Dust extraction is 99% efficient, after an hour of resawing, there isn't a cupful of dust in the lower cabinet, nothing but a very light dusting in the top. Unsure why one review states the table has to be removed to change blades, there is indeed one adjusting screw that is totally inaccessible with normal Allen keys. BUT, cut a 5mm Allen key so one leg is 50mm, the other is 14mm and it is easy to now undo the back locking screw to slide the side thrust bracket forward to align the side thrust washer edge just behind the gullet. When tracking the blades, it is quite possible to have the gullet in the same position for 1/8 1/4 3/8 and 1/2 inch blades. I only need to adjust this setting when fitting a 3/4 or 1" blade. Therefore for nearly all my cutting, guide adjustment is tool free, and use the modified Allen key occasionally. Never the need to remove the table. The startup is a surprise. The motor starts off at a very slow pace and 'winds up' to full speed over two or three seconds. This saves the violent kick start of other saws, and reduces the initial electrical start loading on the circuit. It runs quite happily on a standard ring circuit, with a 13a fuse in the plug. I do though have a 'c' type breaker in the consumer unit as my dust extractor occasionally tripped the breaker. No tripping now. I have it screwed to the floor and there is no movement in the column at all. Rise and fall of the top guide is so smooth, it glides. My overall impression at this time is that this will probably be the last bandsaw I will ever need to buy. Well pleased with both the service and the machine.

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