Ridgid BS1400 Bandsaw

Average reader rating
4.4
out of 5
Brand:
Rigid
Model:
BS1400
Price:
$369

Description

Features
- 3/4 HP TEFC induction motor – quiet, smooth running belt drive delivers power to resaw up to 6 in. thick oak
- Heavy duty construction – cast iron table and frame minimize vibration, precision balanced cast aluminum upper and lower wheels, steel wheel covers and heavy gauge leg set
- Unique features – micro adjust on upper and lower blade guides for precise tracking, wheel cleaning brushes prevent dust build-up on wheels, built-in dust collection port, on-board additional blade storage
- User-friendly controls – high visibility indicators and comfortable Sof-Touch™ on knobs help make adjustments easier. Large paddle switch with safety lock-out

Specifications

Input: 3/4 HP TEFC induction, 10/5 Amps., 120 / 240 V
No Load Speed: 2,700 FPM
Blade Widths: 1/8 in. – 3/4 in.
Blade Length: 93-1/2 in.
Table: 14 in. x 14 in. cast iron
Table Tilt: -10° – 45° right
Frame: cast iron
Throat Width: 13-5/8 in.
Depth-of-Cut: 6 in.
Tool Weight: 178 lb.

Reader Reviews

Excellent saw for the price

Review Summary

The is a good saw out of the box, but with a little tweaking it can be a great saw.
Here are a list of the modifications that I have made to my saw: - Added a riser block for larger resawing capacity. - Beefed up the base by adding a 3/4" piece of plywood to the platform and the middle shelf to reduce vibration - replaced the guide blocks and trust bearing and with Spaceage Ceramic Guideblocks - Replace the tires with new urethane tires - Carter tension release (should be standard on all bandsaws) - PowerTwist V-Belt ( took away all remaining vibration)

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Rigid 14 inch Band saw

Review Summary

I purchased this as an upgrade for an older craftsman band saw I had worn out. So far the only complaint I have is that the table Needs strengthening. I will probably use a piece of 3/4 MDF. other than that I am satisfied and think it is a good band saw for the money

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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