The Jet JWBS-18Q is intended for heavy work and has two blade speeds, balanced cast iron blade wheels, and a superb cast iron table which can tilt from -10° to +45°. The locking rip fence 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 parallel 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. Blade changing is made much easier thanks to the quick release tensioning lever, also useful for relieving the blade tension when the machine is not in use. With fully interlocked doors, electro-mechanical motor brake, this machine is for the professional workshop where an accurate bandsaw with good capacities will 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.
|Bandsaw Blade Length||3,480 mm (137")|
|Bandsaw Wheel Diameter||470 mm|
|Blade Speed||550 & 970 m/min|
|Blade Width Min\Max||3 mm to 32 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100 mm|
|Max Width of Cut||460 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||410 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,500 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||165 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||900 mm x 1,100 mm x 1,900 mm|
|Table Height||950 mm|
|Table Size||485 mm x 485 mm|
|Table Tilt||10° - 0° - 45°|
|Max Cutting Height||300 mm|
14 April 2015
Excellent once tunedI purchased this machine mainly for resawing hardwoods for small furniture projects. I have the single phase model.
23 January 2015
JET 18" BandsawAll of my workshop machinery is from the JET brand, the 18" bandsaw is no exception to my stable of tools. I buy them because they are generally good quality machines, although they have one or two issues from time to time, mainly quality control issues which although minor should not be present on such a tool.
Mr Clive Bayliss
8 April 2010
JWBS-18Q 240VA really well made machine, excellent value for money. Came fitted wit 13A plug (silly UK regulations) this needs to be cut off and replaced with a 16A plug ideally with a supply from it's own MCB with a 16A C curve rating. The blade supplied is poor and should be turned into a workshop ornament immediately. Blade change is simple and fast and alignment of blade and guides straight forward. It has enough mass to provide a sturdy platform for heavy work whilst still being light enough to maneuver into the average amateur workshop with difficultish access!