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Forum topic by zach17 posted 12-21-2018 06:33 PM 500 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zach17

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12-21-2018 06:33 PM

Hi everyone,

Very new here, looking to add a bandsaw to my little shop. I typically buy used, and have found a 16” Jet JWBS-16 about a 2 hour drive from me for $600.
I know Jet doesn’t make this saw anymore, so was wondering if it would be a worthwhile investment.
I definitely don’t need this big of a saw, but have found that used 14” deltas and similar are going for ~$400 around here so the gap isn’t that big, and this particular Jet looks almost new.
Any input you guys have would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!


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#1 posted 12-21-2018 06:44 PM

You may have to mail order your blades for that. I have a 16’’ band saw and nobody local carries that size.

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#2 posted 12-21-2018 06:44 PM

does it have a mobile base with it ?
fence ?
sounds a tad high but without seeing it hard to say
also never forget rule#5 … www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=158513 :<)))

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#3 posted 12-21-2018 07:27 PM

Keep in mind that you may have to mail order bands for that saw. I have a 16’’ band saw and no one local stocks that size.

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#4 posted 12-21-2018 08:25 PM

Great saw. I have been amazed what it can do with the wood slicer blades for resawing.
I’ve had mine for 7-8 years.

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#5 posted 12-21-2018 10:19 PM

I have this saw and mainly use it for resaw and works well. The guides work well but a bit difficult for me. I run a Woodslicer blade on it.

A new 16” Jet bandsaw is $1400 or so. If in conditions condition price is OK

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