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

  • Powermatic PWBS-14CS 115V/230V 1-Phase 1.5 HP 14 in. Band Saw
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$1,439.99
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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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Compliance and Restrictions
warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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

Recommendations

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
33 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (30)
Pros
Easy To Use (22)
Powerful (20)
Cons
Heavy (1)
5/19/17 assembled and used with riser and floor wheels.
I saw mostly good reviews for this. Biggest complaints that I saw was 1 vague instructions and 2 the riser is difficult to install.
I got the saw yesterday and spent half my day putting it together. It wasn't hard. Even the riser wasn't hard to do. I assume if you buy this then you are mechanically inclined so you should be fine. Couple washers were missing in the packaging but everything lined up 1st try. The 2 hardest parts were 1 lining up the belt to the motor and bottom blade wheel, and 2 making the little table top line up perfect with the bigger table top where you lay the wood to cut. It's very tight spaces for the motor mount and takes some ingenuity to get a level motor and tight belt. Time consuming to get the 2 table tops to line up. Everything but installing the largest bolt on the riser can be done solo. I have the wheel base too which is great.
I'm very happy and recommend it. It works great. I would assume the problems people had were years ago and the problem was resolved, and some people are in a hurry and don't think ahead as they assemble it.
May 21, 2017
High quality.
Very nice band saw & we received it in a timely manner. Looking forward to working with it!
December 28, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
This is a great little saw.
We bought this saw for sheet metal fabrication for our Aircraft repair station. It's Smooth, quiet, accurate and easy to set up and use. I put a fine tooth blade on it and it cuts aluminum like butter. Great saw for the buck.
July 9, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great product
Great product
March 30, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Good stuff
A well built unit
January 20, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
14 in. 1-Phase 1.5 HP 115V/230V Band Saw by Powermatic
First of all very well made product. Like the features such as the light and dust blower. Adjustments for blade tension and guide wheels are quick and easy. Like the fact that the fence, miter and riser block were included in the price. What could use some improvement is the ability to adjust belt motor tension and leveling of the table extension could be easier. Overall a good product at a decent price.
December 23, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
An excellent bandsaw
After 25 years with a Craftsman bandsaw, my current work with large irregular pieces of spalted hardwood required more re-saw capacity. With the "free" riser, this easily cuts through 12" pieces - other than poor assembly instructions, everything about this saw is fantastic!
October 16, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
great product.works as advertised
this my first band.I,m glad I did not purchased a cheaper brand to start with.So for this machine works great set up a little tricky but not bad. I will follow up with further review after useing extensively.
September 11, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
assembly was a horror story
Instructions are good not excellent.Installing the belt on the motor is extremely difficult. Two of the bolts holding the motor are by feel only. They are in a extreme tight location. The motor must be in a position to provide the correct belt tension.Trying to get that position and tightening the bolts from the instructions is impossible!!
After 3 days and numerous attempts, by putting a 6x6 block under the motor and inserting shims, I finally got the motor in the right position, then blindly tighten the bolts. WHEW.
I'm up and running now. but it was a struggle.
It's an excellent band saw with excellent features.
I would say it's the best for the money
August 5, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Happy with the purchase
I bought this band saw for my home workshop. It is my 3rd band saw in 20 years. (Sears Craftsman, Rigid and now the Powermatic). To say the Powermatic is an upgrade of the other 2 saws would be an understatement. Although all 3 were 14 inch bandsaws the comparison ends there. You pay more for the Powermatic and depending on how you are planning to use the saw it may not justify the additional cost. I primarily make furniture nowadays and setting up a cut easily takes 30 - 60 times as long as making the cut so I value the Powermatic based on its construction and set up.
the band saw arrived quickly and shipped direct from the factory. Southeastern Freight Lines did an excellent job of keeping me informed of the shipment each day and the driver called me about 30 minutes out from the house. It came in 3 boxes including the optional 6 inch riser. Everything was on a pallet and wrapped in stretch film. All the boxes were in perfect condition. The pallet was rolled right into my garage. The manual included great pics of all the screws and accessories and I was able to lay all of them out quickly and verify they were present. Assembly took me about 3.5 hours with a friend but I'm an engineer and I lay everything out before beginning and follow all the instructions in order. My friend was a machinist and he was impressed with the quality and workmanship. With his help we were able to quickly adjust the table where it was flat and square and I was in business.
I haven't done much work with the band saw in the past week but I have cut multiple pieces up to 2 inches thick and everything was a breeze. I particularly like the quick tension release.
June 16, 2015

Questions & Answers

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Does the 6 " riser block come free with this bandsaw? I talked to sales the middle of this week and Dennis said it didn't but after reading reviews it clearly does with the 1199.00 price. Please confirm.
Tony on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Tony.....My mistake.....Yes, this unit includes the 1791217 - Riser Block.This is something new with Powermatic,it did not use to come with the saw.
Minimum blade length shows at 93.5". What is the max length?
stevphoenix on Mar 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 93 1/2 inch is standard without the 6 inch riser. I believe the length with riser is 105 inches.
How much does it weigh?
Phoenix on Mar 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Gross Weight:
Body ..178 lbs
Closed Stand ..87.5 lbs
What are blade changes like? Are they time consuming, where you find yourself needing a third hand?
Paw-Pa Rick on Oct 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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!
What is the speed of the motor for Model PWBS-14 band saw?
Spence on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The blade speed is 3000 SFM.
what is the blade length with the riser block
woodduck on Aug 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The blade length is 93.5"

Warranty

Powermatic 5 Year Warranty


WMH Tool Group, Inc., warrants every product it sells. If one of our tools needs service or repair, one of our Authorized Service Centers located throughout the United States can give you quick service. In most cases, any of these WMH Tool Group Authorized Service Centers can authorize warranty repair, assist you in obtaining parts, or perform routine maintenance and major repair on your POWERMATIC tools. For the name of an Authorized Service Center in your area call 1-800-274-6848.


Five Year Warranty for Non-Industrial Tools
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WHAT IS COVERED

This warranty covers any defects in workmanship or materials subject to the exceptions stated below. Cutting tools, abrasives and other consumables are excluded from warranty coverage.


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This warranty covers only the initial purchaser of the product.


WHAT IS THE PERIOD OF COVERAGE

The general POWERMATIC warranty lasts for the time period specified in the product literature of each product.


WHAT IS NOT COVERED

The Five Year Warranty does not cover products used for commercial, industrial or educational purposes. Products with a Five Year Warranty that are used for commercial, industrial or education purposes revert to a One Year Warranty. This warranty does not cover defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, normal wear-and-tear, improper repair or alterations, or lack of maintenance.


HOW TO GET SERVICE

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You must provide proof of initial purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection discloses a defect, we will repair or replace the product, or refund the purchase price, at our option. We will return the repaired product or replacement at our expense unless it is determined by us that there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the scope of our warranty in which case we will, at your direction, dispose of or return the product. In the event you choose to have the product returned, you will be responsible for the handling and shipping costs of the return.

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