Specifications & Dimensions
|Blade Length (in.):||99.75|
|Table Dimensions (LxW):||15.75 x 20.375|
|Adjustable Height of Cut:||8|
|ENERGY STAR Compliant:||No|
|General Warranty:||1 Year|
|Guide Type:||Upper and Lower Guards|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||160|
|Lock On Switch:||No|
|Maximum Blade Width (in.):||0.25|
|Maximum Width of Cut (in.):||13.625|
|Minimum Blade Width (in.):||0.75|
|Number of Speeds:||2|
|Number of Wheels:||2|
|Package Contents:||Bandsaw w/ blade installed, Table, Open Stand, upper Table Trunnion Assembly, Bi Lingual Manual|
|Quick Release Blade:||No|
|Resaw Capacity (in.):||8|
|Saw Type:||Stationary Band Saw|
|Circuit Amp Rating:||15 amps|
|Cord Length (ft.):||7|
|Cord Management:||Manual Wrap|
|Cord Type:||18 gauge|
|Blade Size (in.):||99.75|
|Blade Speed (SFPM):||1620/3340|
|Speed Capability:||2 speed|
|Guides & Instructions:|
|Table Height From Floor (in.):||41|
|Table Material:||Cast iron|
|Table Tilt (Right and Left):||Right 5 deg. - left 45 deg.|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
Ratings & Reviews
This 1-Horsepower 14-inch Band Saw Has Some Serious Kick
With its 1 HP dual 120/240 voltage motor and nearly 100-inch blade length, this Craftsman 14-inch band saw can tackle any serious cutting job. Built on a large, sturdy cast-iron base, this machine offers stability and flexibility with its 45-degree tilting table. For even more control, the band saw offers two blade speeds ‒ one for cutting wood and one for other non-ferrous materials ‒ turning it into a multi-purpose tool.
Heavy-duty jobs are no task at all for the 14-inch band saw, owing to its versatility. Most importantly, it has the extra details that make a band saw user-friendly, like two dust collection ports in two different sizes, a 7-foot power cord, upper and lower guards and straightforward owner assembly. As an added bonus, the saw has an 8-inch resaw capacity and ball bearing guides to help reduce friction and lengthen blade life. Backed by a Craftsman One Year Limited Warranty, you can feel confident about your purchase.
- Use the Craftsman 14-Inch Band Saw for your woodworking needs and then some
- To cut different materials, the device offers 2 blade speeds: 1620 and 3340
- Two dust collection ports ‒ one at the back and one at the front ‒ are 2-1/2 in. and 4 in. deep, respectively
- This saw has a standard 3/4” x 3/8” miter slot
- A sleek, grey exterior means it fits well in any workroom
- Weight: 160 lbs.
- Dimensions: 33” W x 68” H x 21-5/8” D
Added on April 05, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
Just finished assembling this saw - replaced my trusty old (1980s) 12" Sears bandsaw. Although it went together reasonably well, that's probably because I've personally written 100s of assembly manuals. This manual leaves a lot to be desired in terms of details. Many of the steps are only a sentence or two, and only tell you what to do, not how to do it. And the manual uses photos. This is a big no-no: good manuals always use line art. I was shorted two Allen wrenches, but came up with an extra washer and an extra nut. Aside from assembly difficulties, I think this will be a pretty good saw for the money: it was on sale on-line for only $360. My local Sears store didn't know anything about that sale price - theirs was listed at about $500 in the store - and I had to do a little arm wrestling with them to get them to honor the internet price. This is basically the Rikon 10-321 saw that Woodcraft sells for $650 with a different paint scheme and badge: it's the same saw, folks. And it's the little brother to the big Rikon 14" Model 10-325 that sells for $1000. We have one of those big ones at my local Rochester Makerspace, so I'm very familiar with that. This saw leaves out some of the features on the top of the line Rikon, such as quick blade tension release, a worklight, and a fence. But for a $300 saving over the Woodcraft version, and $650 less than the loaded Rikon, I can live with those modest "faults." I've logged lots of hours on that big Rikon at my Makerspace, and when it's adjusted properly and has a decent blade, it's a very fine saw. Since this is basically the same saw as the $1000 Rikon without some frills, I expect that this one will be every bit as good. And I'll bet I can find a way to spend all those hundreds of dollars I just saved! If you can get this saw for less than $400, I don't think you can go wrong.
This is a great saw. I have a lot of hours on this and this thing just keeps working like new. I highly recommend this product. I looked at more expensive ones first but this one was the best deal.The only complaint I have is that for the price you pay , they should include a fence with it!
Lewis Center, OH
This is the first 14" saw I've owned since retiring my old 10" ? brand, worn-out saw. I studied the features, prices, reviews, and ease of obtaining, many different saws.The Craftsman 14" Band Saw seemed to win out over-all. I've only used it a hand-full of times, and have since added a mobility base and rip fence. So far, so good. I have confidence, since becoming familiar with the saw, that it will give me many years of good service.
Saw assembled without a hitch and took just a few minutes to tune. Fit and finish are nice, especially for a $359 saw, and Rikon has all the accessories this saw needs. The saw runs quiet and the ball bearing guides work well. I had to fuss a bit to get the guides just right, but it didn't take any more effort than guide blocks would. Well worth the money.
Sierra Vista, AZ
As a woodworking hobbyist I can't believe I waited this long to get one of these. I have a 9" bandsaw which was pretty much an expensive doorstop. This is a lifesaver and a timesaver in my shop. It is so versatile, especially for what I am doing. One suggestion, the blade that comes with the saw seems adequate for most work but I tend to do more scroll type cuts, so I would recommend a 3/16" or 1/8" blade. Also, it does not come with a fence or miter gauge. I had to order the fence online and I found out it uses a Rikon fence. It seems they have the same fence listed for a Craftsman and a Rikon. Order the Rikon Model #13-900, it is about $8 to $9 less and is the same item.
Very good band saw - Extremely well built. Much smoother and quieter than my old Rockwell. I was surprised at how well every thing fit together during assembly. I had to adjust the blade tracking a little and also adjusted the upper and lower guide bearings. I added a Rikon rip fence and miter gauge and they matched up to this saw exactly. Have done some scroll cutting on 2" stock and on thin stock. Cuts accurately and is easy to follow the line. I re-sawed a couple of 4" thick pieces to 1/4 " wide and it had no problem going through thicker stock. - Plenty of power. A bargain at $400. Compares well with more expensive machines. --- That's all - Now I need to go cut something.
After reading all the pros and cons about this saw (mostly pros), I finally decided on this one. The $359 price no doubt the clincher on my budget. Hopefully I am the lucky one. The guy who could never find one that you can change the speeds on needs to come see mine. My belt doesn't barely rest on the pulley, it is firmly riding on it perfectly. Haven't purchased the $ 59 fence Sears offers in the Rikon name, but will soon and will know more of what this saw can handle So far so good on everything and I would highly recommend.
I upgraded from a bench top bandsaw and I love it. I've been cutting up 6" thick pieces of wood for use on my lathe and this thing has more than enough power for the job. This machine runs amazingly quiet to the point of not needing ear protection at all. The bandsaw fits a rikon fence perfectly, because the thing is a rikon bandsaw with different paint on it and a 50-100 bucks less than the rikon. Because they are the same saw I know I will be able to find replacement parts even if sears stops carrying this saw. Not that I will be needing replacement parts soon as 40$ gets you a two year, in home repair insurance for anything that may happen to the saw, heck once a year you can call them up and they will come grease all the parts for you. Only other negative think ive heard about about this saw is that the placement of the belt makes speed changing difficult which is nonsense. It barely registers as an inconvenience and you will never really change the speed unless you switch from metal to wood cutting all the time. There are 4 kinds of bandsaws. bench top model bandsaws in the 100-190$ Range, then there are floor models 350-450$ then there's the jet and grizzley models 600-900$ and then there are all the models over a grand. In its price range this saw is hands down the best in power and resaw capacity and reliability. Nothing about this saw feels cheap and that's what you're looking for.
I've owned this saw for a little over a year now. It's a quality machine that puts up with me and my demands quite well. PROS: Great resaw height without a riser block. 8" from the factory. If I had to resaw anything bigger than that, I would want more horsepower and table space anyway. Good upper and lower guide system. The upper and lower guides are 3 bearing instead of blocks. Unusual at this price. Dust collection is fantastic. When used with a 4" dust collector, dust collection in the lower cabinet is nearly 100%. Very little dust remains after cutting. Couple that with the 2.5" connection and dust collection over the table is more acceptable than I would expect. Assembly is really simple. You can change the blade without removing the table. CONS: There was a lot of tweaking required out of the box. I had to adjust my table trunion as the table was too far to the left and could not be set square to the blade. The procedure is not in the manual but fairly straight forward if you are familiar with how trunions work. I also had to true the lower wheel. the blade was tracking differently on the lower wheel than the top. I didn't notice this until my drive belt kept falling off. The procedure was really easy, however not in the manual. I found the instructions for this saws green clone and it worked great. Tensioning can be problematic. This saw has a tough time tensioning blades on the high end of the limit. (5/8" to 3/4") I personally would not recommend using a 3/4" wide blade on this saw as there isn't much support on the tires either. The blade guard is not true to the geometry of the blade. I don't think this can be adjusted. Significant height changes require resetting the upper guide bearings. This isn't a huge deal especially at this price point, but you'd think a rack and pinion system would be more accurate. Minimum blade width is 1/4" I'd like to be able to use a 3/16 or 1/8" blade sometimes for more intricate cuts as I find the bandsaw is much quicker than my scroll saw, but this is not a dealbreaker since I primarily use this for cutting larger curves and resawing. Overall this is a terrific saw. There are some flaws but most of them can be adjusted out. Also a lot of people complain there is no fence for this saw. Their is. This saw's green brother's fence bolts right up to the factory drilled holes and you can even buy it from Sears. Search sears.com for Item # 00921073000P Model # 13-900.