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Customer Reviews for JET Swivel Band Saw with Hydraulic Downfeed - 5in. x 6in., 1/2 HP, Model# HBS-56S

JET Swivel Band Saw with Hydraulic Downfeed - 5in. x 6in., 1/2 HP, Model# HBS-56S

Item# 145730
The JET Swivel Band Saw is the ideal saw for machine, maintenance and fabricating shops where space is limited. The HBS-56S is powered by a 1/2 HP motor rated at 1720 RPM and three blade speeds 80, 120 and 200 SFPM, making this Band Saw ideal for cutting metal, plastic and wood. Blade Included Yes, HP 1/2, Speed RPM 1750, Cutting Depth at 90 in. 5, Cordless No, Cutting Angles 45-90, Stand Included Yes, UL Listed Yes, Variable Speed Yes, Blade Size L x W x Thickness in. 64 1/2 x 1/2 x 025, Blade Type Carbon steel, Case Included Yes, Cutting Capacity SFPM 0-200, Cutting Capacity - Flat Stock in. x in. 5 x 6, Cutting Depth at 45 in. 2 3/4. Equipped with a variable hydraulic feed system that delivers a smooth consistent feed for longer blade life 7 1/2in. blade wheel diameter Mounted on wheels for mobility around the shop
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Customer Reviews for JET Swivel Band Saw with Hydraulic Downfeed - 5in. x 6in., 1/2 HP, Model# HBS-56S
Review 1 for JET Swivel Band Saw with Hydraulic Downfeed - 5in. x 6in., 1/2 HP, Model# HBS-56S
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4 / 5

Okay Machine Sketchy Controls

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July 13, 2009
By Redarc
from Atlantic County New Jersey
"The machine cuts just fine. The rotating head is sturdy and the angles are fairly accurate.
The auto shutoff switch is basically useless,( the throw is incorrect proportion to the moment arm) I disconnected it and turn it off and on manually.
The hydraulic feed control is sloppy, the guide on the verneer control is not proportionate to the feed adjustment.
I have another larger machine I purchased a few years ago and it works with decent precision.
It is compact and easy to move and use. A few tweaks and this could be and outstanding tool.
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