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SuperCubber

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08-29-2020 02:48 AM

Hey guys,

I’m in the (slow) process of setting up my new shop. I have been planning on upgrading my 10” bandsaw to a 14”, but I’m not in a huge hurry. I haven’t really decided on a specific model, so when I saw the Jet JWBS14-SFX on sale at Woodcraft, it piqued my interest.

My plan was to wait until the shop is ready to go to get a bandsaw. That said, I don’t want to pass this up if it’s a very good deal that I won’t likely see for September time.

Note: shipping is also free.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 08-29-2020 02:56 AM

No price and no link…...............hard to tell

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SuperCubber

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#2 posted 08-29-2020 03:07 AM



No price and no link…...............hard to tell

- AlaskaGuy

That sure would help, wouldn’t it? Oops!

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/14-steel-frame-band-saw-13-resaw-capacity-model-jwbs14-sfx

Normally $1199. Currently $999.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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pottz

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#3 posted 08-29-2020 03:37 AM

well i cant say that saw is a great deal but i can after owning a jet spindle sander,a jet midi lathe,a jet dust collector and a jet drum sander, theve all preformed perfectly with not one issue to date.so with the price reduction and free shipping,id go for it if your ready to pull the plug.

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#4 posted 08-29-2020 09:32 AM


well i cant say that saw is a great deal but i can after owning a jet spindle sander,a jet midi lathe,a jet dust collector and a jet drum sander…
- pottz

Hey pottzy, was the omission of that dual Bosch deliberate?

I’ve got several Jet machinery and am quite happy, however, they all come from the same production line with different badging…
Nowadays there is only 1 brand you can swear by… but modesty precludes me from mentioning Fe$tool.

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bigblockyeti

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#5 posted 08-29-2020 02:02 PM

This link might be gone quick but if this isn’t the kind of project you’d want to hang onto, fix it and at least double your money.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1680881365396490

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#6 posted 08-29-2020 05:44 PM


No price and no link…...............hard to tell

- AlaskaGuy

That sure would help, wouldn t it? Oops!

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/14-steel-frame-band-saw-13-resaw-capacity-model-jwbs14-sfx

Normally $1199. Currently $999.

- SuperCubber

Probably a good deal if it’s on sale but I’d buy a Laguna 14” 1412 when they go on sale for $995. JMHO.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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SuperCubber

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#7 posted 08-30-2020 01:30 AM


No price and no link…...............hard to tell

- AlaskaGuy

That sure would help, wouldn t it? Oops!

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/14-steel-frame-band-saw-13-resaw-capacity-model-jwbs14-sfx

Normally $1199. Currently $999.

- SuperCubber

Probably a good deal if it s on sale but I d buy a Laguna 14” 1412 when they go on sale for $995. JMHO.

- Andybb

Thanks, Andy.

I’m not opposed to the 1412. I know they are both capable machines. If I’m likely to find a deal similar to this one in the not-too-distant future, I’ll probably wait.

I should have probably asked the question a different way: is it common for bandsaws in this class to go on sale like this one?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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SuperCubber

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#8 posted 08-30-2020 01:32 AM



This link might be gone quick but if this isn t the kind of project you d want to hang onto, fix it and at least double your money.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1680881365396490

- bigblockyeti

Thanks, man. I appreciate that you remembered I’m local. I just don’t have time for that kind of project right now.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#9 posted 08-30-2020 01:46 AM



... I should have probably asked the question a different way: is it common for bandsaws in this class to go on sale like this one?...
- SuperCubber

Another question to pose is opportinity cost... one can wait a long time to save a few shekels and not have the pleasure of the item’s immediate use… also, often when the price comes down, there’s a new release that resurrects the wait conundrum.

Also on the topic of Laguna... A Laguna driftmaster is a handy accessory… if you believe in BS drift (not drift BS).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 08-31-2020 11:08 AM

Thanks for the replies.

I have decided to hold off. It sounds like the Jet, Rikon 10-326 and Laguna 1412 go on sale a couple times a year, so I’ll snag one next time. From everything I’ve read, it does seem like most folks prefer the Rikon or Laguna over the Jet.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#11 posted 09-09-2020 10:02 PM

Here’s another one just listed two hours ago.
https://greenville.craigslist.org/tls/d/taylors-band-saw/7193225575.html

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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runswithscissors

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#12 posted 09-10-2020 09:46 PM

Thanks for spelling “piqued” correctly.

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#13 posted 09-10-2020 10:20 PM


This link might be gone quick but if this isn t the kind of project you d want to hang onto, fix it and at least double your money.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1680881365396490

- bigblockyeti

Thanks, man. I appreciate that you remembered I m local. I just don t have time for that kind of project right now.

- SuperCubber


This one is de-rusted and in my shop now. Waiting on the mobile base to arrive so I only have to pick it up one more time.

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bigblockyeti

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#14 posted 09-11-2020 12:40 AM

Glad that someone on here was able to snag it.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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therealSteveN

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#15 posted 09-11-2020 01:43 AM

Know that WoodCraft offers both the Laguna 14” and the Rikon 14” on sale for around the same $$$$$ at least once a year for the last 5 to 10 years. Plus the bigger brothers for around 1500 bux.

But that Jet would be ok.

You DO want to get a 14” STEEL frame BS, not the older technology cast 14” Delta clone if you have resawing in mind, and just for a much better design.

-- Think safe, be safe

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