JET J-3130 5-Inch by 8-Inch 1/2-Horsepower 115-Volt Single Phase Horizontal Dry Band Saw Review

Innovative, Recommended for Professionals
JET J-3130 5-Inch by 8-Inch 1/2-Horsepower 115-Volt Single Phase Horizontal Dry Band saw Review

Product Name: JET J-3130 5-Inch by 8-Inch 1/2-Horsepower 115-Volt Single Phase Horizontal Dry Band Saw

Product Description: JET Band Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 6.4/10
    Rating - 6.4/10
6.4/10

Summary

Although JET is a well-known and high quality brand for electronic tools, the JET J-3130 has failed to meet the expectations of most users. For one thing, it is too expensive as compared to the high-quality tools of other brands. It does not have any provision of a tilting table for ease in work. Also, there is no provision of any dust port for convenient cleaning.

JET electronic power tools are high performing and long lasting tools. They are designed to be used for industrial uses as well as other light to medium duty jobs. The components, mechanism and material match the standards for the electrical tools. Hence the product of the day for review is the JET J-3130 5-Inch by 8-Inch 1/2-Horsepower 115-Volt Single Phase Horizontal Dry Band saw.

Band saws are essential tools in crafting, remodeling or other construction and electrical job s. they need to be long lasting and invested with safety features to prevent any incidents on jobsite. This band saw form JET does include some innovative features and mechanism. Details are as follows.

Innovative features

The JET Single Phase Horizontal Dry Band Saw is loaded with some of the most innovative features. It has a completely adjustable hydraulic feed system along with the ball bearing guides. The heat-treated steel worm gear with bronze drive gear provides greater power and cutting capacity. To assure the safety of the user while working with sharp blades, there is an auto shut off feature.

It allows the band saw to automatically turn off after the end of one cut. Oil bath hardened worm gear allows smoother cut and insures the longer life of the blade and the tool’s mechanism.

Perfect for professionals

The JET J-3130 5-Inch by 8-Inch 1/2-HP band saw is a perfect saw for industrial uses. It has been designed to suit the needs of professional electricians, craftsmen, remodelers, construction workers and for other technicians. It can be used to deal with a variety of jobs because of its powerful motor and internal machinery.

It comes with 1/2-in Carbon Steel Blade, Wheel Kit, Eccentric Shaft and Ball Bearing Side Blade Guides and Ball Bearing Rear Blade Guides.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 143 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 37.5 x 18 x 17.5 inches
  • Item model number: J-3130
  • Power Source: corded-electric
  • Included Components: bare-tool
  • Warranty Description: 2 Year
  • Color: white

Pros

  • Adjustable hydraulic feed system
  • Adjustable ball bearing guides
  • Heat treated steel worm gear and bronze drive gear
  • Automatic shut off at end of cut
  • Oil bath hardened and ground worm gear

Cons

  • Casters are plastic mounted
  • The brackets may collapse soon
  • Comparatively expensive

Verdict

Although JET is a well-known and high quality brand for electronic tools, the JET J-3130 has failed to meet the expectations of most users. For one thing, it is too expensive as compared to the high-quality tools of other brands. It does not have any provision of a tilting table for ease in work. Also, there is no provision of any dust port for convenient cleaning.

The casters are plastic mounded and of a poor quality which have been known to collapse after rigorous use. The post purchase assembly proved to be difficult for many users. It is not a recommended tool for tougher or complicated jobs. Users intending to buy this tool should conduct a market survey for some better band saw in a better price range.

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