Powermatic 1791216K 115V/230V 1-Phase 1.5 HP 14 in. Band SawModel: pwmn1791216k
Product Features & specs :
Powermatic 1791216K 115V/230V 1-Phase 1.5 HP 14 in. Band Saw
- 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
- 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)
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.
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
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.
Q & A :
Body ..178 lbs
Closed Stand ..87.5 lbs
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