Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
BridgewoodHorsepowerRe-saw CapacityBelt TypeTable DimensionsTable TiltSpeed
BW-14WBS18 in. V-belt14x14 in.Degrees left: 10
Degrees right: 45
3,177 sfpm
Bridgewood BW-14WBS
StoryID
501423
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627140
Tester Comments
Installing and adjusting blades is straightforward and they track well. The fence is not adjustable. Power was fine for most jobs, and the extra cutting height was very handy. The table had a little slop but I cut long stock without a problem. Access was easy and all adjustments were smooth. The quick-release tension lever was first-rate; dust collection fair.
Price
$599

Contact
Wilke Machinery Co.
800-235-2100
www.wilkemachinery.com
DeltaHorsepowerRe-saw CapacityBelt TypeTable DimensionsTable TiltSpeed
28-475X1-1/28 inchesV-groove16X16 in.Degrees left: 9 Degrees right: 453,000 sfpm
Delta 28-475X
StoryID
501423
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627140
Tester Comments
Blade changes were easy with great access to adjustments. I'd replace the steel blocks with phenolic guides. I like the location and upfront access to the lower guide. The machine ran smoothly and setting the blade so it tracked true was uncomplicated. The quick-release lever was the best of the lot and the motor offered plenty of power. Dust collection was fair.
Price
$899

Contact
Delta Machinery
800-368-1487
www.deltamachinery.com
GrizzlyHorsepowerRe-saw CapacityBelt TypeTable DimensionsTable TiltSpeed
G055516 in.V-ribbed belt14x14 inDegrees left: 10
Degrees right: 45
1,500 sfpm; 3,200 sfpm
Grizzly G0555
StoryID
501423
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627140
Tester Comments
Grizzly's band saw offers great bang for your buck. It worked great?it was stable, adjustments worked, and power was fine. There's a quick-release blade tension lever, though it was a bit stiff and didn't take enough tension from the blade so I could change it. It has a non-adjustable fence. The all-bearing blade guides worked well. Dust collection was fair. It has a good manual.
Price
$375

Contact
Grizzly Industrial
800-523-4777
www.grizzly.com
JetHorsepowerRe-saw CapacityBelt TypeTable DimensionsTable TiltSpeed
JWBS-14CS 708115K16 in.Drive-belt15x15 in.Degrees left: 10
Degrees right: 45
3,000 sfpm
Jet JWBS-14CS 708115K
StoryID
501423
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627140
Tester Comments
Everything worked well: There was enough power, a true-tracking blade, and nice finish. I like the polymer block guides and large table. They offer an accessory fence outfitted with a nice post for re-saw work. Blade tensioning was simple, though this tool lacks a quick-release lever. The cut was smooth, vibration low, construction unyielding.
Price
$550

Contact
WMH Tool Group
800-274-6848
www.wmhtoolgroup.com
LagunaHorsepowerRe-saw CapacityBelt TypeTable DimensionsTable TiltSpeed
LT14SE1-1/212 in.V-groove15x19 in.Degrees left: 15
Degrees right: 45
3,350 sfpm
Laguna LT14SE
StoryID
501423
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627140
Tester Comments
Heavy wheels, a large table, and tight construction deliver great performance. The huge re-saw capacity was well matched to the 1-1/2-hp motor. The saw finessed its way through detail work. The fence and ceramic guide system are great. The dust collection location and design worked well. And, the optional mobility kit made it effortless to move the saw around the shop.
Price
$1,195

Contact
Laguna Tools
800-234-1976
www.lagunatools.com
PowermaticHorsepowerRe-saw CapacityBelt TypeTable DimensionsTable TiltSpeed
PWBS-14CS 1791216K1-1/26 in.Poly V15x20 in.Degrees left: 10
Degrees right: 45
3,000 sfpm
Powermatic PWBS-14CS 1791216K
StoryID
501423
ToolNumber
6
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627140
Tester Comments
A post on the fence made accurate re-sawing possible. The table is large. Power was abundant and the double bearings on the lateral guides were great. Dust collection and the location and access to knobs for needed adjustments are typical. The included light really shines and made doing the fine detail work, of which this saw is capable, a pleasure.
Price
$900

Contact
WMH Tool Group
800-274-6848
www.wmhtoolgroup.com
RidgidHorsepowerRe-saw CapacityBelt TypeTable DimensionsTable TiltSpeed
BS14003/46 in.V-belt14x14 in.Degrees left: 0
Degrees right: 45
2,700 sfpm
Ridgid BS1400
StoryID
501423
ToolNumber
7
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627140
Tester Comments
This is a solid saw. Power is limited at 3/4 hp, but is adequate for a lot of jobsites and shops. Dust collection could be better. The steel block blade guides were adjustable without tools. Blades tracked well with acceptable drift. The open stand was stable. It has a child safety switch, which I'd make sure to get a duplicate of. It's a good saw for the price.
Price
$350

Contact
Ridgid
800-474-3443
www.ridgid.com