Powermatic 14" Bandsaw

WOOD magazine rating
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2.5
out of 5
Brand:
Powermatic
Model:
PWBS-14CS
Price:
$1,000

Description

CARTER™ quick tension lever speeds blade changes, and the de-tension setting extends blade life during non-use.Extra-large, two piece cast iron table consists of a 15" x 15" tilting section and a fixed 15" x 5" extension for a total working surface area of 15" x 20". Chip blower ensures a clean, visible cut line.Durable microadjustable dual bearing blade guide system above and below the table for close blade control with less friction. Exclusive design, quick-release precision T-square style rip fence with 4" resaw attachment. Precision balanced, nine spoke cast iron wheels reduce vibration. Easy to read tensioning gauge settings indicated in "blade width" increments. Full 6" under guide capacity with 13-1/2" width capacity. 60 watt adjustable lamp built into the body provides direct light on blade and work piece while cutting (bulb not included). Rigid one-piece welded stand requires no assembly.
Standard Equipment:
CARTER™ quick tension release
Adjustable miter gauge
T-style rip fence with resaw assembly
3/8" bandsaw blade
Gooseneck work lamp and chip blower
Cutting Capacity Width 13½"
Cutting Capacity Height 6"
Minimum Saw Blade Width 1/8"
Maximum Saw Blade Width ¾"
Blade Speed 3000 SFPM
Blade Length 93½"
Table Dimension (LxW) 15 X 15"
Table Dimension with Extension (LxW) 15 x 20 1/2"
Table Tilt 10° left, 45° right
Table Height From Floor 44"
Dust Port Outer Diameter 4"
Stand Type Closed
Thickness Capacity (max) 6"
Bandsaw Size 93½"
Wheel Diameter 14"
Motor Power 1½ HP
Motor Voltage 115 / 230 V
Prewired Voltage 115 V
Motor Current 11 / 5.5 amp
Motor Phase 1 Ph
Overall Dimensions 20 x 34 x 68
Height 68"
Width 34"
Length 20"
Net Weight 250 lb

WOOD magazine review

Riser block comes with this saw

Review Summary

Pluses:  Although all "deluxe" bandsaws come with blade-tension quick-release handles, only this saw’s orange handle can be seen clearly from the operator position when untensioned. That helps prevent accidental start-ups with an untensioned blade. This saw comes with a 6" riser-block kit as standard equipment, as well as 3⁄8" blade. The task light mounts and works behind the upper blade guidepost, which we prefer.
It’s nice to have cabinet-mounted hooks for storing the rip fence and miter gauge. Minuses:  Despite a 11⁄2-hp rated motor, this saw bogged down frequently in our resaw testing, necessitating a slower feed rate. The 1⁄4" plastic tubing intended to blow dust off the cutline does little good. And the motor sits inside the lower cabinet, negating potential storage space.

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powermatic 14 inch bandsaw

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saw good but it needs quick release system for opening my other saw i can open change blade and close in half the time using allen keys went out with buttons up boots dust collection woefull only half can be collected other half ends on floor will sell at loss and buy different type

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