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Jet J-9225 Zip Miter Band Saw Arrives - First Pics!

Discussion in 'HORIZONTAL SAWS & BANDSAWS' started by coolidge, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. coolidge

    coolidge United States Active User Active Member

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    This thing is BIG, dwarfs my old 7x12. It arrived late today so all I was able to do is uncrate it and assemble the base. Since there's only 1 lame photo of this saw in grey on the internet here are some better photos.

    She weighs 485 lbs.

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    There's a lot of thick iron on this saw, look at that rib of casting below the large JET logo, that's got to be an inch thick.

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    Neat and tidy

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    Gut shot of the hydraulics

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    This vice is huge, must be 20" long.

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    See that large handle, its huge and cast iron. The depth stop is just as beefy me likes!

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    Looks like a very nice saw, I think your going to enjoy using that one a lot. Keep us posted after you get it up and running and let us know what you think. Congrats. Bill
     
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    Looks like a good one. As Bill above said, will be interested in your review once you've used it awhile. Cheers, Mike
     
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    coolidge United States Active User Active Member

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    Assembled and wired the RPC, saw, holy crap everything worked on the first try even the motor turns the right direction. Well...after I finished cussing why the saw had no power...then remembered I wired in a breaker to protect the saw...and didn't turn it on DOH! lol
     
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    All done! I put it on a mobile base, ShopFox Super Heavy Duty, removed the cast iron caster, installed foot locking urethane wheels so I don't have to reach to the floor to adjust the ShopFox stops.

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    At full tilt miter

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    Blade tension adjustment

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    Side view

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    The back side

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    That is going to be one very useful band saw.
    I've been looking at the Griz G9742 which is a smaller and much lower priced 3rd cousin to the Jet.

    I gotta ask Coolidge.
    Did you win the lottery or something? :grin:
     
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    Nice looking saw.

    What is the gauge adjacent to the tensioner?
     
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    Alan the gauge notes the tension. Roadie the day job pays pretty well. :D
     
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    coolidge United States Active User Active Member

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    Hey the G9742 is up off the floor on a higher stand. My old Turnpro 7x12 was your typical saw very low to the floor, so low almost nobody made a T stand that would adjust low enough for it. I'm looking forward to less bending over to use my saw.
     
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    Very nice band saw, a lot of attention to details like the tension gauge and replaceable clamping surfaces. I had previously looked at the manual, they have very nice touches like the chart on the wheel cover which gives recommendations on saw blade and tension for different materials. Just a lot of nice details, of course you pay for it. I did get a laugh when I looked up the list price and then the Jet promotional price which is 30% less then their supposed retail price. I then get a laugh at of MSC and Zoro tools showing the full list retail price and then have "specials" at 25% off, which is higher than most other online vendors. Just find there is a lot of :bs: out there when it comes to pricing and very few real discounts. My wife keeps on telling me to stop complaining about things like your insurance going up at double digit rates per year along, house taxes that have endless bonds attached to the assessment and you name it. I may need to go back to work if I need any other major equipment purchases. Ok sorry to vent, still a sweet band saw and look forward to your review.
     
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    Yes pricing is all over the place on this saw so I selected 3 machine sellers and called them on the phone and pitted them against each other on price. The saw drop ships from Jet this is free money to the machine seller for doing nothing but typing in the order so they have room to negotiate. I ended up ordering via Southern-Tool and got free shipping, free residential delivery, free lift gate, and no sales tax.:D

    As for MSC I'm sick of their pricing games, they price stuff OVER full retail.
     
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    Here is the test cut disc included with the saw, its about .040 thick, accuracy over 3 inches is .037 to .040 that's pretty good. Cut finish is also real nice.

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    That's a really nice saw coolidge. Care to share what you paid?

    I bought my Jet 7x12 from a retailer up near Seattle, scratch and dent sale. Pitiful looking compared to your new saw but still better than my old 4x6 saw.
     
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    Nice saw for sure, that China shops getting itself to producing nice machines. I like it but couldn't afford it without a steady job for it. Much better saw then most I've looked at . Good luck with it. Thanks for sharing
     
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    She chopped some 1.25 x 3.5 inch aluminum bar last night!
     
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    ONE ISSUE...there is no switch on the coolant pump and running it dry without coolant will ruin the pump according to the instructions so I had to open up the control box and unwire the pump from power. Kind of retarded that it comes on/off with the saw forcing you to run coolant.
     
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    On industrial type of machines they are often designed to run in one specific mode, the coolant extends the bandsaw blade life so I assume it is an always on feature when the bandsaw is running. But I agree that it would be nice to have a choice. I believe the BS-210/250M Baleigh is also designed the same with no pump switch. The pumps on these machines look more like the submersible types so may have some cooling from the coolant. They use impellers and short term use without coolant should not cause them to overheat. The tank mounted coolant pump types use impellers with the motor above the tank, probably run cooler without pumping coolant. Easy enough to add a coolant switch if needed, but they assume it always will be run with coolant. I do notice that on my Turn-Pro (same as yours) that the coolant does help on the cutting performance and clears the chips better, but there are times where I just need to do a quick cut and do not want coolant all over the place. I replaced all the machine controls to low voltage plus contactors, so it is easy enough to run either way.

    The cut test slice is impressive as to both the finish and the accuracy. I also like that the controls for the hydraulic ram are at the front panel away from the saw blade.
     
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    Those look like metric measurements on that disc
     
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    That is a great looking saw .
     
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    Very nice machine. What made you choose this model over let's say an Ellis 1600 , which is close price wise ?
    As well, I notice it's only available as a 3ph motor.
     
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