14-inch Steel Frame Band Saw (Model #714500) This new band saw seems to take some styling cues and features from the last-year’s super-premium 15-inch Powermatic saw. “Steel frame” refers to the fact that the frame is made from welded tubular steel instead of the cast iron used in earlier models. --The saw boasts an impressive 13 1/2-inch resaw height and 13 1/2-inch width capacity. --Solid machine weighs in at over 350 pounds. --1 3/4 hp motor that can run on 115 or 230 volt power. --Upper and lower dust collection ports in the lower cabinet. --Tool-free adjustment of the saw’s 10 ball bearing blade guides. --Quick-acting blade tensioning/de-tensioning lever. --Extra-tall rip fence for resawing and milling wide boards. --Crank arm for precisely dialing in table angle; 10-degrees to the left and 45-degrees to the right --Fits blades up to 3/4-inch wide. -- MSRP: $1,900
The band saw includes a heavy steel fence with a fine adjustment mechanism. The fence can be flipped and used on-edge for resawing (as shown) or on the flat when ripping thin material.
Woodworking Lathes (JWL-1015VS shown here) JET introduced two nearly identical models. The JWL-1015 has a single-speed motor and by changing the configuration of belts and pulleys can be run at six fixed speeds from 500-3,950 rpm. The JWL-1015VS has a variable-speed motor and is infinitely adjustable within three ranges determined by the configuration of belts and pulleys: 200-1050 rpm, 300-1,750 rpm, and 600-3,600 rpm. Both models share the following specs: --15 1/2 inches between centers, 10-inch diameter swing over bed. --Wider cast iron bed ways provide better stability for banjo and tailstock. --24 index stop positions; set 15-degrees apart. --Hollow tailstock allows for boring through work piece. --Cast iron construction; base model is 73 pounds, VS model 78 pounds. --Optional bed extension stretches the mini-lathes --- Six fixed speeds from 500-3,975 rpm -- MSRP: $480 (JWL-1015); $580 (JWL-1015VS) Accessories that fit either lathe include JWL-1015 Bed Extension (#719101, $130), JWL-1015 Stand (#719102; $240), and JWL-1015 Stand Extension (#719103; $100)
JET 8” Woodworking Bench Grinder (Model #726100) A woodworking grinder runs at half the speed of a typical bench grinder to specialize in sharpening tools without overheating cutting edges. This new grinder comes with upgraded Norton-brand wheels suited for finish grinding instead of rough grinding. --8-inch diameter wheels run cooler and leave flatter hollow-grinds than 6-inch models. --Low 1,725 rpm wheel speed. --Comes with fine grade 80- and 100-grit, 1-inch wide wheels. --1/2 hp motor; 5/8-inch shaft. --Patent-pending oversize tool rests with machined faces and inscribed lines parallel to the wheels. --Tool rests adjust along a 45-degree range marked in 1-degree increments for repeatability. --MSRP: $330