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Craftsman  14-Inch Band Saw

  Item#  00932607000 | Model#  BAS350
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 Rating 4.5 | 55 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $449.99
Savings: $50.00
$399.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Blade Length (in.): 99.75
Depth (in.): 21.625
Height (in.): 68
Length (in.): 33
Table Dimensions (LxW): 15.75 x 20.375
Width (in.): 33
Product Overview:
Adjustable Height of Cut: 8
Amps: 9
CSA Listed: Yes
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
ETL Listed: Yes
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
UL Listed: No
Voltage (V): 120/240
Color:
Color/Finish: Gray
Power:
Circuit Amp Rating: 15 amps
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 7
Cord Management: Manual Wrap
Cord Type: 18 gauge
Blade:
Blade Size (in.): 99.75
Motor-Engine:
Blade Speed (SFPM): 1620/3340
Motor Voltage: 120/240
Speed Capability: 2 speed
Guides & Instructions:
Owner's Manual: Yes
General Features:
Stand Type: Open
Table Height From Floor (in.): 41
Table Material: Cast iron
Table Movement: Tilt
Table Tilt (Right and Left): Right 5 deg. - left 45 deg.
Installation:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required

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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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46 Reviewers (84.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise20 found this helpful
TheOracle1
Jul 2 , 2012
Some eXtra Info
I have a prior version of this saw. I can't tell what they have changed in addition to the stand (if anything) but if its like the prior model, ITS EXCELLENT. I wanted to comment on the blade length (99 3/4 in.) Anyone who whos anything about band-saws and band-saw blades knows that you usually have your blades made for you at whatever length you specify. This is not some crazy custom expense; its just like buying donuts. YOU pick what YOU want and they put them in a box. YES, many locations will sell pre-made and pre-packaged blades for this saw but know cares. The best blades and best prices WILL be found at suppliers that cut the band stock to order and weld it for you. A top quality Lenox blade for this saw will run about $12. If you want the ability to buy low-quality blades off the shelf at your local big-box hardware, you probably won't find them for this saw. "Custom" blades are the way to go. Incidentally, the original blade that came with my saw 5 years ago was pretty good overall. It did however have a higher tooth pitch than I needed for most of my sawing. For most of you folks, I would recommend getting a 1/4" x 6 tpi blade for "general" use, a 1/2" x 3 tpi for resawing, and maybe a 3/16" x 8 to10 tpi blade if you want to do scroll work in plywood.
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_TnT_
Feb 6 , 2013
Belt tensioner design flaw
I was excited about this saw due to the features of having a two speed for a great price. The saw came well packed and great shape. Last step of the assembly was about how to change speeds by adjusting the belt. It comes default set at the high speed. The big problem here is the belt tensioner pully was WAY to far in. When the belt was put on the outer guides, the tensioner pulley was so far in it would not even grab the belt. Looked at several displays to see if mine was just manufactored wrong. All tensioners were too far back but one display saw did manage to just be out enough to grab the belt...but barely. There is no adjustments for this. It all depends on the positioning of the mechanism when it is welded at the factory. So before you start assembling this saw...CHECK the belt tensioner position for when the outer low speed belt guides are used. If the belt is barely on the tension pulley edge...do not waste any more of your time. Just send it back.
 

HappySawer

New Orleans, LA

Aug 27 , 2014
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Overall
Great little saw...lots of power, well-constructed, user friendly!

Excellent resawing capacity and would recommend to all......love my Craftsman Band Saw.


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Bgtm1988

Traverse City, MI

Aug 22 , 2014
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Craftsman Bandsaw

I did quite a bit of research before finally settling on this product. I have used it to build a number of wood related projects so far and have had no issues. It cuts well and operates very smoothly. I would recommend this saw to anyone who is looking to do wood working projects with it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mikedoolin

Rochester, NY

Aug 15 , 2014
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A Very Good Value for the $$$

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 13 , 2014
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Great Product!!

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!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rath

Lewis Center, OH

Jul 8 , 2014
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Excellent 14" Saw

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Brew1

Oviedo, FL

Jun 23 , 2014
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Bandsaw

Wasn't up & running out of the box. Had to a work on getting the blade to run true on the bottom wheel........took a phone call. But!!!!! The phone call help was excellent. For the money it's a good deal.


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D.A.Smith

Pearcy, AR

Jun 2 , 2014
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Nice saw for the money

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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azcondor

Sierra Vista, AZ

May 25 , 2014
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Works great and better than expected.

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RCampbell09

Polson, MT

May 5 , 2014
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Excellent product - High build quality

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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crimsontideman

Columbus, GA

Apr 28 , 2014
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Meets my needs

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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