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Powermatic 1791216K PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw

Model#: PWMN1791216K
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This PWBS-14CS Band Saw has an extra-large, two-piece cast-iron table. It consists of a 15 in. x 15 in. tilting section and a fixed 15 in. x 5 in. extension for a total working surface area of 15 in. x 20 in. A balanced, nine spoke cast-iron wheel makes for smooth blade travel, and a CARTER quick tension release lever makes blade changing easy. A micro-adjustable dual bearing blade guide system is featured above and below the table. A work lamp and chip blower improves the working conditions around the saw. A Poly-V belt maximizes power transmission while minimizing noise and vibration. The saw has a full 6 in. under-guide capacity with a 13-1/2 in. frame-to-blade clearance.
Features:
  • CARTER quick-tension release lever with full tension and blade release levels
  • With a powerful 1-1/2 HP TEFC motor and a wide Poly-V belt, full power is transferred from the motor to the drive wheel
  • Features a durable micro-adjustable dual bearing blade guide system above and below the table
  • Extra-large, two-piece cast-iron table consists of a 15 in. x 20-7/8 in. tilting (45 degrees right and 10 degrees left) section and a fixed 15 in. x 5 in. extension for a total working surface of 15 in. x 20 in.
  • Exclusive design, quick-release precision T-square style rip fence with 4 in. resaw attachment
  • Precision-balanced, nine-spoke cast-iron wheels run smoothly
  • Easy-to-read tensioning gauge settings indicated in blade width increments
  • Full 6 in. under-guide capacity with 13-1/2 in. width capacity
  • 60 watt lamp built into the body provides direct light on the blade and workpiece while cutting (bulb not included)
  • Chip blower ensures a clean, visible cut line
Includes:
  • PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw - 1791216K
  • CARTER Quick Tension Release
  • Adjustable Miter Gauge
  • T-Style Rip Fence with Resaw Assembly
  • 1/4 in. Band Saw Blade
  • Gooseneck Work Light
  • Chip Blower
  • 1791217 - Riser Block (FREE)
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Specifications

Weight: 203 lbs.
AC Voltage: 115/230V
Amperage: 11A/5.5A
Blade Length: 93-1/2 in.
Blade Speed (SFM): 3000
Blade Width (Max.): 3/4 in.
Blade Width (Min.): 1/8 in.
Cutting Capacity (W x H): 13-1/2 in. x 6 in.
Dust Port Size: 4 in.
Horsepower: 1.5
Motor Phase: 1
PreWired Voltage: 115V
Table Dimensions: 15 in. x 15 in.
Table Height: 44 in.
Table Tilt (Left): 10 Degrees
Table Tilt (Right): 45 Degrees
Type: Woodworking

Reviews

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PowermaticPWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Good design (10)
  • Safe (9)
  • Great blade (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (17)
    • Home improvement (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Meets expectations

    By StephenR

    from Blanco, Texas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Workshop

      Comments about PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw:

      All parts/pieces arrived intact and organized per instructions. Instructions are sufficient for a novice, like myself, to assemble and 'tune' the saw. Recommend putting motor on mobile base first. Tensioning the belt on the motor is difficult and took some tinkering.

      Little experience with band saws and relied on reviews for purchase. Very powerful and simple to use and adjust during my initial uses. The mobile base makes the saw easy to move, but is not sturdy enough to keep the saw from rocking when wheels are locked and a saw is in use.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Deflection is non-existence

      By Bob

      from Ocean Springs, MS

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful
      • Safe

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Motor Location

      Best Uses

      • Home Improvement
      • In The Workshop

      Comments about PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw:

      Most bang for the buck. Free riser, thats good, quite running. Saw arrived within days after I ordered it. Everything was well packaged and all the parts were there. Don't kid yourself, this saw is heavy. I'm 70 yrs old and I should have asked for help, but too stubborn and proud. Taking the saw apart was not bad, but trying to put the riser in and then reinstall the top was a balance act by itself. I ordered the mobile base and its a must item if you have a small shop. The base is one component that has the motor, its heavy also and should be installed in the mobile base first. The location of the motor was my biggest grip. It was difficult and time consuming to get the belt on and adjust the tension. Still not sure if I did it right, only used the saw once so far, and it cut wood with no drag. A light on a band saw is a must for me, but the shell or cover of the light is way too big. I need my light right on or as close to the blade as possible. The other thing I found was the fence was cheap. Now don't get me wrong, I love this saw, its the most expensive power tool I own. But when you have to put a fence together on a quality saw as the Powermatic, thats just wrong. OK now the good part. I also own a Porter Cable 14" saw. Just by looks, sound, quality of fit and finish of the Powermatic this saw is a Caddy next to a Pinto.
      I spent the next day adjusting everything again. The balance of the wheels, the tracking and Carter blade tension, roller blade guides, man I died and went to heaven. I wanted to tension the blade by looking at blade wobble.
      I had the guides loose and at the fullest extension and would loosen and tighten the blade tension knob, with a 3/8' blade, and never could get the blade to wobble. My other saw would wobble as soon as you released the blade guides. I have not resawed anything as yet, but have full confidence
      this saw will perform as expected. I really hate to get it dirty again, but this saw is made to use. I ordered my vacuum connection and have them installed and ready to hook up to my dust collector. It also comes with a table extension. My only question here is, why not make it as one big table? It maybe some engineering thing and I just don't see it. Anyway, love the saw, you will too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good product

      By Larry

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Cutting Speed
      • Good Design
      • Long Run Time
      • Powerful
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Improvement
        • In The Workshop

        Comments about PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw:

        Good fit. Easy to assemble but it is heavy and a second person to help lift the top part would be helpful. Did not come with a user manual enclosed. Very pleased.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A very nice product

        By Frogman

        from Glasgow, KY

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Design
        • Great Blade
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Workshop

          Comments about PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw:

          Was designed by a woodworker! Great job!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works like a band saw should

          By Fred

          from Cottage Grove WI

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Cutting Speed
          • Good Design
          • Great Blade
          • Powerful
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Workshop

            Comments about PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw:

            Use it in my workshop with the 6 inch riser. Use it to round logs for a lathe and it works very well.
            Hard to set up by myself. Need at least two people to set it up as the instructions suggest.

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            • PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw

              Q:

              Minimum blade length shows at 93.5". What is the max length?
              Asked on 3/28/2014 by stevphoenix from United States

              1 answer

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                A:

                Minimum Saw Blade width .1/8"
                Maximum Saw Blade width .3/4"
                Blade Length.93-1/2"

                Answered on 4/2/2014 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
            • PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw

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              How much does it weigh?
              Asked on 3/25/2014 by phoenix from 30650

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                A:

                Gross Weight:
                Body ..178 lbs
                Closed Stand ..87.5 lbs

                Answered on 4/1/2014 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
            • PWBS-14CS 14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw

              Q:

              What are blade changes like? Are they time consuming, where you find yourself needing a third hand?
              Asked on 10/13/2012 by Paw-Pa Rick from Madison Alabama

              2 answers

              • A:

                Blade changes are quick and simple on this machine.

                Answered on 10/15/2012 by Community Answer from None
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Powermatic engineers have made great improvements to the design and ease of use of their machines. The blade change on this band saw is much simpler than in previous generations. 3 hands are not required!

                Answered on 10/16/2012 by Nate from Atlanta
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