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Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS

Item #824315
$1,199.99
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4.5

(7 reviews)

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Product Information:

Extra-large, 2-piece cast iron table consists of a 15"x15" tilting (45 degrees right, 10 degrees left) section and a fixed 15"x5" extension for a total working surface area of 15"x20".

  • 60 watt halogen lamp built into the body, providing direct light on blade and workpiece while cutting
  • Chip blower ensures a clean, visible cut line
  • Extra-large, 2-piece cast iron table consists of a 15"x15" tilting (45 degrees right, 10 degrees left) section and a fixed 15"x5" extension for a total working surface area of 15"x20"
  • Balanced, 9-spoke cast iron wheels run smoothly
  • Easy-to-read tensioning gauge settings indicated in blade width increments
  • Carter quick tension release lever speeds up blade changes
  • Durable micro-adjustable dual bearing blade guide system above and below the table
  • Full 6" under-guide capacity with 13-1/2" frame-to-blade clearance
  • Quick-release T-square style fence system with resaw assembly
  • Full 6" resaw capacity
  • 93-1/2" blade range from 1/8" to 3/4"
  • 1-1/2 HP 115/230V motor
  • Built-in 4" dust port
  • Poly V-belt maximizes power transmission while minimizing noise and vibration
  • Frame mounted push-button switch
  • Rigid 1-piece welded stand requires no assembly
  • Standard Equipment:
  • Adjustable mitre gauge
  • Rip fence
  • 1/4" bandsaw blade
  • Gooseneck work light and chip blower
  • Shipping weight 221 lb.

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    This product ships direct from the manufacturer:
    • Your order will ship in approximately 5 business days.
    • This product is considered special order. Your account will be charged when you place your order.
    • Express or overnight shipping is not available for this product.
    • Ships by Ground to the 48 contiguous states. Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, APOs, US Territories, Canada or other foreign countries.


    Return Information
    All returns must be pre-approved. Any non-warranty returns must be unused and in original packaging. A 25% restock fee will apply. Customer pays return freight. Please call our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-535-4482 with any return questions.

    Warranty Information
    Because this item is purchased and shipped directly from the manufacturer, their warranty supersedes any offered by Woodcraft. Click here for Powermatic Warranty
    California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good design (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Safe (4)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2), Professional (2)

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    4.0

    Powermatic 14"

    By  Backtrackjack

    from Monroe Michigan

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Design

    Cons

    • Re-saw Guide Seems Cheap

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS :

    I just finished setting up my new Powermatic 14" band saw. I also purchased the riser kit. I did not run into any real problems and the instructions were good. Adjusting the tension on the motor with the belt was a little tricky. I had to cut a block of wood to support the motor while I adjusted bolts. The only issue I have is the light does not work ( No it's not the bulb )I need to trouble shoot that one yet Overall it seems to be a very well built saw.

     
    4.0

    Nice bandsaw but ...

    By  Mike the Wood Guy

    from Warwick, RI

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS :

    Nice bandsaw but break out your tap and die set to assemble. There is a lot of paint and debris in the threads of the pieces. You don't want to cross-thread or break a bolt or screw. Once you set up this saw properly, everything tracks true which makes for nice cuts.

     
    4.0

    Powermatic PWBS-14CS Bandsaw

    By  GM

    from Chicago

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Safe

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS :

    PWBS-14CS Bandsaw owners will tell you that properly adjusted it is a great machine and I am no different. It takes some research and experimentation to get the saw tuned just right. It is worth it. Read Mark Duginske's Band Saw Handbook first before tuning the bandsaw. The biggest flaw I have found so far is the tensioning of the drive belt. What a joke!!! Other bandsaws make provisions for this but not this one. You can struggle with this for a long time before it is right. I finally made a jig to help me get the motor down far enough to tension the drive belt. Blade tensioning is easy compared to drive belt tensioning on this machine. I read alot of comments before I purchased this bandsaw about how bad assembly instructions were written, poor castings, saw not cutting right, missing parts, etc and I did not encounter any of it. My 4 star rating was influnced by the drive belt tensioning experience.

     
    5.0

    Powermatic, the best

    By  Tom

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS :

    Excellent all the way across the board. Riser kit installed without a hitch. I highly reccommend this saw.

     
    5.0

    My first Big Boy Bandsaw

    By  Justin

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Improvement
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS :

    Great saw. My first "real" bandsaw and I'm impressed. The only issue I had was the lower trust bearing barely has enough clearance for my 3/4" resaw blade, but I'm pushing the limit of the saw so I really can't complain. Love it and look forward to creating dust for years to come!!!

     
    5.0

    Powermatic 14

    By  Jack

    from Apple Valley, Utah

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Great Blade
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS :

    I completed a lot of research prior to making my final purchase decision. I went with the PowerMatic due to its performance in history/quality. This being my first bandsaw, I found the assembly required was more than for one person. The overall design is very good. I did have problems in various adjustments mostly due to access and getting use to the machine. One alan wrench was missing from the tool set but, I had enough hand tools to take care of this issue. Getting tension set for the motor was a little difficult due to the small space through the back door, for access. After working with the trunnion mount and extension table, I finally got the saw squared up and both tables level. It takes a little getting familiar with this new saw, in order to get it setup to make straight cuts. My first experience in replacing the original 3/8" blade with a 1/2", took a little effort but, good experience. Use gloves to work with the adjustment of the new blade. Taking time to adjust the upper and lower bearing blade guides makes a big difference in cut performance. I even called and talked to a tech and he was very helpful. He gave me some helpful hints on adjustments. Now I'm ready to do some projects. I really like the quality of this saw and want to switch over to 220 volt. That seems to be more trouble because, of the small access space to the motor in order to switch the wires. Plus you need to either use a 220 volt bulb for the lamp or ground one leg of the lamp on the 120 volt side.

     
    5.0

    Powermatic 14" Great machine

    By  Jim

    from Cambridge, MD

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • No Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Powermatic 14" Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS :

    I am a serious non-professional. I bought mine several months ago and it works great. Powerful, and accurate. The blade that comes with it has proven to be a good one. The blade tracks very well. Something you would expect from a good machine. I assembled this myself, I recommend you use two people as it is a heavy assembly. I would suggest you purchase the mobile base. I did and it is sturdy and makes movement easy. I don't usually move it, but due to my shop size I sometimes need to. I have the Riser block, but have not installed it yet, I can see it would work nicely if you are re-cutting boards etc.

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