Jet 414458 HVBS-56M 5-by-6-Inch 1/2 HP Horizontal Vertical Band Saw Review

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Jet 414458 HVBS-56M 5-by-6-Inch 1/2 HP Horizontal Vertical Band saw Review

Product Name: Jet 414458 HVBS-56M 5-by-6-Inch 1/2 HP Horizontal Vertical Band Saw

Product Description: Jet Band Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 8.3/10
    Rating - 8.3/10
8.3/10

Summary

Although the Jet 414458 HVBS-56M 5-by-6-Inch 1/2 HP Horizontal Vertical Band Saw is quite expensive than many other models, the money is worth what we get. It lasts for longer times and delivers consistent performance even after rugged use and careless handling on jobsite.

Smaller shops having light to medium duty jobs as well as industrial jobsites; all of them can benefit from a tool like Jet 414458 HVBS-56M 5-by-6-Inch 1/2 HP Horizontal Vertical Band saw. This is because of the features and internal components, which increase its versatility and suitability for all kinds of jobs.

It offers the desired level of power required to cut from both the horizontal or vertical positions. The 2 year manufacturer warranty assures the after sales services, and makes this tool even more desirable. A must have for all the technical professionals, the Jet 414458 HVBS-56M offers following versatile features.

Prolonged and consistent use

The Jet 5-by-6-Inch 1/2 HP Horizontal Vertical Band Saw is designed to provide the same consistent operation even after years of first purchase. This band saw has been invested with a heavy-duty 14 gauge stand along with 2 larger wheels. The built-in handle allows for easy movements. With the help of the adjustable leveling pads, the frontal legs allow for leveled and most accurate cuts.

With horse power of ½ motor, it can cut through a wide variety of materials including aluminum and steel. For safety and prevention of accidents, the saw can automatically turn off after each cut.

Increased control and flexibility

The Jet Band saw has a vise which can easily rotate up to 45 degrees. It also offers a cutting capacity of 5 inches depth. This offers the user increased amount of control and flexibility to the users. The speed can be set to 80, 120 or 200 FPM. This should be selected according to the density of material and the nature of the job.

To make the tool durable and last longer even after rugged uses, there are provisions of adjustable ball bearing blade guides, a heat-treated worm and bronze gear. 2 year manufacturer warranty allows user to avail after sales services.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 115 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 39 x 14.2 x 15.7 inches
  • Power Source: battery-powered
  • Included Components: stand
  • Blade speeds: 80, 120, and 200 SFPM
  • Blade length: 64-1/2 inches
  • Throat depth: 5 inches
  • Blade wheel: 7-3/8-inch diameter
  • Warranty: 2 years, limited

Pros

  • Versatile 6-inch 1/2-horsepower adjustable horizontal/vertical metalworking band saw
  • Large diameter wheels
  • built-in handle allows easy movement
  • Front legs with adjustable leveling pads
  • Ball bearing supported blade wheel
  • Fully adjustable ball bearing blade guides

Cons

  • Not a portable size
  • Comparatively expensive than other brands

Verdict

Although the Jet 414458 HVBS-56M 5-by-6-Inch 1/2 HP Horizontal Vertical Band Saw is quite expensive than many other models, the money is worth what we get. It lasts for longer times and delivers consistent performance even after rugged use and careless handling on jobsite. The features and mechanical components make it suitable for all kinds of tasks, and for cutting through any material.

Care should be taken while replacing blades or removing the blade guards. A little post purchase assembly is required which should be done carefully. It is a tried and tested tool and is recommended to professional technicians.

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