14-in. Bandsaw 22414 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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14-in. Bandsaw 22414

Craftsman - 14-in. Bandsaw 22414

Craftsman’s 14-in. bandsaw is now available as model #22424, which features the same 1-1/2 hp motor, a lower wheel tire cleaning brush, non-metallic blade guides, and a storage cabinet stand.

$500 (As of 1/1/2002)

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Editor's Review: 14-in. Bandsaws Reviewed

by Tom Begnal

review date: January 1, 2002

The bandsaw is a versatile tool that rips, resaws, crosscuts, and cuts curves. And when the table is tilted, it makes all kinds of angle cuts, too. Plus it can be used to cut tenons, dovetails, and various other joints. The 14-in. size is good for most small shops, so we decided to test nine popular models on the market, evaluating them for wheel roundness, alignment, blade tension, and table flatness.

The Craftsman saw is a close cousin to the Grizzly, but it sells for almost 60% more. In the tension test, the Craftsman yielded 10,000 psi, slightly under the average of 11,225 psi. All of the test cuts were acceptable, but when resawing, the motor bogged down when stock was fed too fast. Its resaw capacity measured 6-1/4 in., best among all of the cast-iron saws. The fence can’t be adjusted for drift.

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Editor Test Results:

Blade Changing N/A
Table Flatness 0.0030-in. crown
Frame Deflection N/A
Wheel Alignment 0.000 in.
Runout 0.012 in. upper; 0.011 in lower
Tension Tension at 3/4 in.: 10,000 psi
Quality of Cut N/A
Table-Lock Effectiveness N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site www.craftsman.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Rip Fence Included No
Riser Block Option No
Rip Capacity 13-1/2 in.
Guide Type N/A
Table Tilt 16° left; 52° right
Table Size 14 in. square
Horsepower 1-1/2 hp
Amps 10 amps
Volts N/A
Speed N/A
Blade N/A
Resaw Capacity 6-1/4 in.

great tool.

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