Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw

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Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw
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Name Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw with 6 in Riser and Kreg precision rip fence
Zone Wood Shop
Owner i3Detroit
Make Model Powermatic PWBS14
Part Number S/N 140420023
Date Acquired
Storage Location This machine is located in the Woodshop
Authorization Required Yes
Status Running
Documentation * Owners Manual
Other References * Bandsaw consumables are on this list: Wood Shop Consumables


The saw is particularly useful for cutting irregular or curved shapes, but can make straight cuts. The minimum radius of a curve that can be cut on a particular saw is determined by the width of the band and its kerf.


Band Saw Insert Training is required for all users

Authorization Required for machine adjustments and blade changes

  • For cutting wood or plastics, no metals
  • Read, understand and follow the safety instructions found in the manual
  • Keep fingers 3 inches from the blade
  • Do not cut wood that is not flat on the bottom, use a jig
  • Never clear small pieces while the blade is running
  • Do not push work with your thumbs.
  • Keep guards in place
  • Do not force the tool, it will do a better job at the rates it is designed for
  • Wear proper apparel, do not wear loose clothing or other items that may get caught. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
  • Always wear Safety glasses.


Plan your cuts before making them

  • Set Upper Blade guide assembly, raise or lower to just above the material being cut
  • make sure the Tension Adjustment lever is in the up position
  • Turn on the work light
  • Feed material only into the blade DO NOT BACK UP MATERIAL with the machine running or the blade will come loose from the guides. stop it first.
  • Feed work gently into the blade, do not force the work or bend the blade
  • In most situations a cutting line should be followed
  • Both hands should be used to feed the wood, and placed on opposite sides of the blade
  • A jig or clamp should be used to hold odd shaped or round pieces
  • Make through cuts or release cuts, if needed pretrial holes so that waste pieces can be removed

Maintenance Info


  • Clean the tires when changing blades, use a scraper to clean gunk off the tire
  • Clean the table surface with table cleaning abrasive then coat with surface protectorate like "Glidecoat"
  • Blow out the blade guide assemblies to clean out dust and debris.
  • De-tension the blade and remove from the saw
  • Coil the blade so it fits in the cleaning tub (located on top of wood shop cabinet)
  • Mix a solution of "Simple Green" or other degreaser about 50/50 and soak the blade in it for 45 min or until the gunk is somewhat loose
  • Using a BRASS brush clean the blade (not easy to do because you will probably need to uncoil the blade)
  • Rinse with water
  • Coat the blade with surface protectorate like "Glidecoat"to prevent rusting.
  • Reinstall, re-tensio the blade align the blade on the tires and in the roller guides as one usually does when changing blades.


    • Dull Blade
    • Blade mounted Wrong
    • Gum or Pitch on blade
    • Incorrect blade for cut
    • Tension not set properly


Authorized Users and Trainers

Trainer Name Certified Date
Greg Smith 2015/01/01
Dave Scholl 2015/01/01
User Name Authorized By Date of Most Recent Training
Kevin Flory Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Matt Gardeski Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Adam Scholl Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Levi Morey Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Brian McPherson Greg Smith 2015/01/06
William Cunningham Greg Smith 2015/01/06
David Henry Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Leonard RH Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Charlie Rysenga Greg Smith 2015/01/06
David Jewell Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Cameron Geralds Greg Smith 2015/01/06
Tony Slover Dave Scholl 2017/01/03
Tony Klein Dave Scholl 2017/01/03
Terry Wynn Greg Smith 2018/01/17