Jet JWBS-18Q Bandsaw
Jet JWBS-18Q Bandsaw
£1,856.38 (£1,546.98 Ex. VAT)

Jet JWBS-18Q Bandsaw

  • Two selectable blade speeds and cast iron blade wheels
  • Cast iron tilting table (-10° to +45°), with T-slotted mitre fence
  • Locking rip fence with parallel cutting attachment
  • Fully interlocked doors
  • Electro-mechanical motor brake
  • Quick release and tensioning blade system
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£1,856.38 (£1,546.98 Ex. VAT)

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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 Cutting Height 300 mm
Max Width of Cut 460 mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 410 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 1,500 m³/hr
Model JWBS- 18Q
Nett Weight 165 kg
Overall L x W x H 900 mm x 1,100 mm x 1,900 mm
Power 2.2 kW
Rating Industrial
Table Height 950 mm
Table Size 485 mm x 485 mm
Table Tilt 10° - 0° - 45°
Voltage 415 V
Reviews (3)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



14 April 2015

Excellent once tuned

I purchased this machine mainly for resawing hardwoods for small furniture projects. I have the single phase model.

Build quality:
Overall, excellent. My only gripe is that some of the plastic lever adjusters are quite weak and one has already threaded itself. I'm sure Axminster will replace this promptly though.

Features and accuracy:
This saw is loaded with features and I can't think of anything more I could want from it, apart from maybe making blade changes a little less fiddly.
One thing to be aware of is that it may require quite a lot of tuning before it will cut dead straight. I ended up having to check and adjust the entire table assembly to stop the significant blade drift I was getting. I have finally produced my first 3mm veneer today so hopefully I've cracked it. That being said, I was expecting to have to tune it a little anyway and the current set-up seems to be working well (fingers crossed).

Outstanding service from the staff in the Sittingbourne branch and very helpful.

Weight and mobility:
This thing is a monster! Buy a mobile base for it and, if you're picking it up yourself (as I did), enlist the help of at least 2 mates to help get it in the workshop. Once in place the weight goes from being a negative to a positive, with it being very stable and solid,

This is an excellent saw for the money, you won't regret buying one.


23 January 2015

JET 18" Bandsaw

All 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.
Anyway, I have had the JWBS 18Q for approximately two years now and although I am only a very enthusiastic hobbiest, it has handled all sorts of tasks. The fence is accurate, the cast iron table is smooth and flat, the guides are good but not the best design, The start swith is disappointing, very cheap as found on small DIY machines. The comparative switch provided for the US market is far superior, so c'mon JET, stop skimping on these important areas.
The machine states it can handle blades up to 30mm in width. I would question that. I bought the axcaliber 30mm ripper blade for it, getting it on was a little bit of a struggle but I damaged the blade getting it off, the throat plate hole is not large enough to allow you to manouver the blade past the guides and turn it to remove the blade through the slot in the table. I wouldn't use a blade wider than 25mm. This is probably more than enough, just a little misleading in the capacity of blade width is my thinking.
The powder coating on mine was so bad in places I had to send it back, the replacement saw was a lot better but still had some blistering here and there but after hauling this monster into my shop on a previous occasion I decided to keep the second one, Discarding the packaging was also a pain, it came in a crate with metal kids.The crate was air nailed and bolted together, which is needed to protect it so a trip (two because two machines were delivered, remember) to the dump was required after I had spent an hour (2) breaking it all down and packing into the car.
I also had an issue with the rack and pinion blade guard mechanism, it wouldn't retract more than a couple of inches. Having sent the first one back I was now considering sending the second one back due to this issue and the blistering. It would have meant taking another day off work to accomodate the delivery route drop off time. I decided to have a look for myself. I striped it down and found wedged in the rack gears a small ball bearing which was not part of the mechanism. I was however naturally concerned it may have come from a local part. I linspected exploded view in the manul but came to the conclusion it must have found its way in there during the assembly process, very frustrating.
All of that said, the saw performs very well, the blade tension release arm is a bonus, I always release tension after I have been using it.
Now that the warranty is expired I am going to install an industrial NVR switch, which I belive should come as standard on this machine.
You will also require a 16A supply as the saw has a 3HP motor , I have a dedicated 16A fuse in my workshop fuseboard for each 3 HP machine, that way I can isolate the machine and work/maintain it should I need to.
The saw is substantial, robust and well made, dust extraction is fair but could do with a second exhaust port in the base of the cabinet as it fills up quickly despite having my DC hooked up to the port just under the table near the blade.
Overall a good machine, I would however recommend that you give it close scrutinity when it arrives as it would seem the quality control in China is not what it should be.

Mr Clive Bayliss

8 April 2010

JWBS-18Q 240V

A 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!
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