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14" 1HP Wood Band Saw Craftex CX-Series
The CX104 is loaded with features from top to bottom!
This band saw is equipped with a solid one piece upper frame steel body, a powerful 1HP motor and features a 14 x 18 work table. With resaw capacity at 7 , precision balanced cast iron wheels and 2 working speeds, there isn t much this saw can t handle. Other features include quick tension release, large ON/OFF switch, upper and lower blade guides, tilting table and overall high quality construction.
Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty.
Upper body solid one piece steel frame construction
Precision Balanced Cast Iron Wheels
Quick Release Blade Tension Lever
Precision Ground Tilting Table
Includes a blade and Solid Miter Gauge
Upper and Lower Blade Guides
Powder Coated Two Tone paint
Made in Taiwan
Motor: 1-HP, 110-V, Single Phase
2 Speeds: 2300 / 3200 FPM
Cast Iron Table Size: 14 x 18 (Including sheet metal extension table)
Table Tilt: -5° to 45°
Max Blade Width: 3/4"
Min Blade Width: 1/8
Maximum Cutting Height: 7
Floor to Table Height: 44
Cutting Capacity/Throat: 13-5/8
Dust Collection Port: 4
Blade Length: 101
Bearings: Sealed and Permanently Lubricated
Overall Size: 20 x 33 x 74
Approximate Weight: 94 Kg
Carton Size: 22" x 22" x 52"
Warranty: 3 Years
Posted by Halifax handyman on 10th Nov 2014
I assembled then used this saw for 2 weeks now.
Advantages: clean design, good power, ease of assembly, good blade tension-release
Disadvantages: runs rough (improved with slackening the belt and rebalancing the wheels with weights). Upper guide rollers tend to "aim" the blade non-parallel to table. Manual and video DO NOT give good instructions on how to make the table slot +blade parallel. Table extension slops downward to main table. Blade depth scale contacted the thrust roller requiring a deeper adjustment to provide a gap.
General Comment: there are a couple of features that are different to the advertised features: the motor is 115/230 volt. The dust collection is now a 4" spigot beside the motor on the right of the tool.
Posted by M Brown on 1st Apr 2013
Instrs were good and came with all parts complete. My last band saw was a Ridgid, so I have some experience with them. Just moved to BC from Ont and had to rebuild my shop. Is a solid tool. I really like the built in tension and release toggle to save blades and wheels. I also got the low profile mobile base, which is essential when you have a small shop in a garage. I have done a lot with it, including resawing, and it has performed well.
Posted by Ross Duncan on 10th Mar 2012
Ever since my first day at shop class in High school in Winnipeg, I have wanted a decent Bandsaw. I have recently been monitoring the available products and really liked the Craftex CX104 from Busy Bee Tools. The CX100 was also a contender but a bit of over kill for my needs. So, I bit the bullet and purchased a CX104 after some excellent advice from Roch at Busy Bee Ottawa. After some serious man/woman handling it is set up in the basement. I also installed it on a mobile base so it can be moved around. After the main assembly, I spent a lot of time making sure the required set up procedures were all completed as per the documentation. This bandsaw is wonderful. It is quiet, powerful and very solid. I will be using it for sawing up blanks for pens and small bowls. My sincere thanks to Roch, Carl & David at Busy Bee Ottawa for their assistance. Cheers, Ross