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Jet VBS-18MW Bandsaw

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This tool requires induction
Owing to it's dangerous nature, delicate nature, or expense, this tool requires that you be inducted on it's proper handling before use.


Jet VBS 18MW Bandsaw

The Manual for the bandsaw is available here. There are 2 levels of induction available for the bandsaw, level-1 induction covers the basic safe use of the saw, level-2 covers topics such as blade changing, adjustments to get best performance, and some maintenance tasks. There is a card-lock on the bandsaw that will prevent use unless you are recorded as having had at least level-1 induction.

The bandsaw uses a 3480mm (137") blade.

Current Status

Date Status Comment
15th February 2020 Functional

Planned Upgrades

Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future

Jet Bandsaw Caretakers


The following people are able to provide inductions on the Jet Bandsaw

Name/Contact Notes
Luke-B All levels - Taking a break from rLab at the moment
Steve-R Level-1 & 2
Mark-M Level-1 Only


These are the people who look after and repair the Jet bandsaw, they're the ones to contact if there's any problems with it

Name Notes
Luke-B Taking a break from rLab at the moment

Recent Changes

If you make any non-trivial changes to the Jet bandsaw or perform maintenance please note it here, delete records older than 1 yr

  • Fitted new blade & table insert. Fix blade tracking and lead. Stever (talk) 16:37, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Updated card reader to latest software version Jmf (talk) 14:34, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Changed all blade-guide bearings Stever (talk) 16:22, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Changed bandsaw oil. EnzoC (talk) 20:05, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Change blade, adjusted tracking and blade lead, lubricated slides. Stever (talk) 15:11, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Change blade, adjusted tracking and blade lead, deep clean saw. Stever (talk) 22:22, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Fixed broken clamp bar on bandsaw fence Stever (talk) 19:40, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Replaced twisted ripper blade with a new one, adjusted tracking and blade lead. Stever (talk) 11:43, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Fitted new ripping blade and corrected blade-lead Stever (talk) 05:13, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Changed oil in gearbox and corrected blade-lead Stever (talk) 06:42, 17 January 2019 (UTC)