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
I bought this bandsaw 5 months ago and setting it up was simple i turned it on, blade was tracking great. I turned it off and grabbed a piece of junk wood just to test and when I pushed the on button it wouldn't start. Finally got sears out to look at it and a new motor had to be ordered. Two weeks later it was installed and worked great until accidentally twisted the blade and it had to be replaced. I bought two blades at sears 99 3/4 in length and it wouldn't tighten up enough to be usable. I once again had sears come to my home and the wheel was tightening but the blade was too big! EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE from the package of the new blade to the user manual, even the saw itself has a sticker on it that says the blade length should be 99&3/4. So, the repairman ordered the part that came with the saw and measured it and it was 99&1/4 and tightened nicely. The blade ordered as a part is $20 more by the time shipping is figured in. I would not recommend this bandsaw, it has been out of commission longer than i have been able to use it. I may have only paid $400 for it but have paid a much higher price in aggravation.
I had a "10 inch Craftsman band saw and the projects I was working on required a 6 inch height. The 10" referred to the depth of the throat and not the re saw capability. Therefore I started looking for a saw that had more than 6 inch re saw height; this one had 9 and that meets my needs. The price was excellent because all other saws were in the $600 or above range.
This saw is a good value. Setup is straightforward and takes 2-3 hours. Adjusting the saw (blade tension, blade guides, table angle) will remind you that you paid around $400, not the typical $800+ for a 14" saw - adjustments are rather coarse and do not have a quality feel to them. The saw is solid however, and a good workhorse for the hobbyist. I do have one complaint - the auxiliary fence holes on my saw were drilled on the wrong side of the table (back instead of front!), so I spent $20 on a drill/tap kit for mounting a Kreg band saw fence. Cast iron is not difficult to drill and tap (I used a cordless drill and started with a pilot hole) if you take it slow and use cutting fluid. Overall, a very good bandsaw for $400. I am glad I went with the 14".
For the money this band saw offers a lot of features. It has a big table, easy adjustments, roller bearing guides instead of "guide blocks" a rack and pinion height adjustment instead of a crude sliding rod. It is still new to me so I haven't used it a lot, but from what I have done it tracks true, is easy to keep on a line, is powerful enough and seems well built. To get a comparable band saw with comparable features you could spend 3 -4 hundred more.
I have owned and used this bandsaw in my shop for over a month now. It replaced a similar Craftsman saw that was a 12". The difference is night and day. This is very smooth and quiet and seems to easily do whatever I ask of it. I mill much of my own lumber and this is very good at re-sawing firewood into useable boards. I also have the optional fence (gotta get it) and it performs just as well. I agree with some others that this appears to be a Rikon unit. Also, assembly and adjustment were very straight forward (be careful, she's heavy). Unless money is no object, buy this saw. But honestly, I'm not sure what else you would get with a pricier bandsaw.
Having researched many other brands and bandsaws, I decided to go with the Sears 14" for economic and simplicity reasons. I probably use the saw on 2-4 projects a month and it has performed beautifully. The assembly was easy (45min -1hr) and the saw required little to no adjustment for level, straight and smooth cuts right out the box. If you fall in the realm of weekend hobby projects, I think you would be satisfied with this saw. I know that I am. The stand is probably the least impressive of the construction, but it is still sound.
I researched this one until I was blue. Some had more power. Some had a rip fence. Some had a little light. All were double the price. I've cut though 12'' stock with the right blade without issue. The dust control is good with my shop vac. the cast iron table adjust easily. I do not feel that because I spent less I settled on less. This saw definitely gives you more than it's cost!
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