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DannyW

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01-29-2019 01:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I just bought a used Jet JWBS-14X (apparently same as the -14DX) and the seller delivered it today. Unfortunately although he said that he could find the fence, so far he hasn’t come up with it. I will be busy for a while cleaning and refurbishing the saw but will eventually want a fence. He may find his but in case he doesn’t, what do you recommend? The OEM fence or one of the aftermarket fences? I have found the OEM fence for about $90 plus $17 shipping, same as the Kreg fence. There are other aftermarket fences as well. Does anybody here have experience with the OEM fence and/or one of the aftermarket fences? How would you rate them?

BTW I got it for $350 delivered.

And after a little cleaning on the table just to see the results:

Sorry the images are rotated. How can I fix that?

-- DannyW


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Mainboom

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#1 posted 01-29-2019 02:09 AM

that’s a pretty good deal on the saw.. id get some t9 for that table though. id be up in it till he comes up with the fence or he can give you the money to buy one since he did say he had the fence. id get the oem one personally unless you think the aftermarket one will be more accurate.

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Andre

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#2 posted 01-29-2019 06:55 AM

My1st bandsaw was a 14” Delta with a aftermarket Kreg fence, worked very good!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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paridgerunner

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#3 posted 01-29-2019 11:23 AM

I have the Kreg fence on my Ridgid 14”. I am very satisfied with the fence. Bolted on without any drilling (I think your new toy and my Ridgid are very similar units)

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 01-29-2019 11:33 AM

Another vote for the Kreg fence. I had it on my Delta 14” and it was as good as they come.

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jamsomito

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#5 posted 01-29-2019 12:37 PM

Yeah, if my saw didn’t come with a fence I would have bought the kreg too. Seems pretty versitile.

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DannyW

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#6 posted 01-29-2019 01:51 PM

thanks all, it sounds like the Kreg gets the votes! I hope he can find the OEM fence but if he doesn’t it sounds like Kreg is the way to go.

-- DannyW

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#7 posted 01-29-2019 05:59 PM

Danny, I bought that saw new and still have it. It never came with a fence so I wonder if he ever had one….I would think it would have the rail if he did have it. I too, have a Kreg, I have no complaints, but I have nothing to compare it to though.

When you get the fence, don’t forget to get the insert for the table. That was a good price and looks to be in good shape after a little cleaning…..good buy! I’m pretty sure mine was around a 1,000 around 2010 or so….

When you load your photos to your computer, look at them on the computer, if they need to be rotated there are little arrows below the photo…..rotate them before you load to this site.

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DannyW

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#8 posted 01-29-2019 07:45 PM



Danny, I bought that saw new and still have it. It never came with a fence so I wonder if he ever had one….I would think it would have the rail if he did have it. I too, have a Kreg, I have no complaints, but I have nothing to compare it to though.

When you get the fence, don t forget to get the insert for the table. That was a good price and looks to be in good shape after a little cleaning…..good buy! I m pretty sure mine was around a 1,000 around 2010 or so….

When you load your photos to your computer, look at them on the computer, if they need to be rotated there are little arrows below the photo…..rotate them before you load to this site.

- moke


Thanks, I thought the same thing that maybe he never had the fence and just forgot, since the fence is optional on most all Jet bandsaws today. Ans yes I figured it was around $1000 since it slots in between the -14CS at $799 and the -14DXPRO at $1099. I think I got a pretty good deal especially considering that he delivered it to my house.

And thanks for the info about the pictures!

-- DannyW

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