Model # BS1400

Internet #202269178

RIDGID 15-Amp Band Saw with Stand

Discontinued RIDGID

15-Amp Band Saw with Stand

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Product Overview

The RIDGID 15 Amp Band Saw is ideal for cutting applications on the job and in your workshop. It features a 15 Amp motor for power and a no-tool blade change for safety. The table can tilt in order to cut on an angle. The saw has a 13-5/8 in. throat depth and a cutting capacity height of 6 in., allowing for a wide variety of use.

  • 15 Amp motor for power
  • 13-5/8 in throat depth and 6 in cutting capacity height for versatility
  • 93-1/2 in blade length
  • Accepts 1/8 - 3/4 in wide blades
  • Tilting table for angled cutting
  • No-tool blade change for safety
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Depth of Cut 3.5 0 8.85 13.5
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Horsepower (hp) .75 hp 1.5
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can you purchase a fence for this saw ?

Asked by: Anonymous
kregg offers one I ordered thru hd im very pleased it is well made and easy to install n use
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-12-22

how can i keep blade from falling off

Asked by: Anonymous
if your blade is falling off it is not adjusted properly there is an adjustment knob on the back of the upper wheel with thwe machine off and the blade on roll the wheel while watching the blade if the blade starts creeping ajust the knob until it stops continue this until the blade is centered and then tighter the upper knob to the desired blade tightness and tighten the wing nut on the adjustment knob
Answered by: walt
Date published: 2015-12-25

Blade Change Instruction

Asked by: Anonymous
open cover remove the rear blade guard under tilt table is another pc in the wayof removing band then loosen the band with the 2 tention knobs remove band notice teeth direction replace band adjust the knobs till band is snug replace guards ..notice the upper n lower guides if in line snug up band to the blade marks ...spring on knob side then run saw adjust the band knobs accordingly ,,run on center of tires...hope this helps
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07

Is there a riser block available for this saw?

Asked by: Anonymous
The jet riser block will work. But let me warn you, the 3/4 HP motor will probably limit what you intend to resaw.
Answered by: Hanz
Date published: 2015-11-06
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Customer Reviews

15-Amp Band Saw with Stand is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost a Great Saw I don't know why all the reviews were removed but I'll summarize them. Other than vibration this is a great saw. If the upper and lower wheels were factory balanced this would be a 5 star saw and the equivalent of a saw twice the price. You can balance by trial and error and get it acceptable but I could not get it perfect. I suggest removing the blade and getting the bottom wheel as good as you can first. Then install the blade and balance the top wheel. I'd buy it again but would like to see Ridgid address that one issue that seems to be common among all owners of this saw.
Date published: 2012-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap parts continually break I bought this band saw because of the price and because I believed Ridgid made good products. However, with this purchase I quickly realized this saw was going to be a nightmare. The cheap "cast iron" parts continually break! And when I mean break I mean they literally disintegrate and break into a hundred pieces. I have now had to replace the tracking hinge component three times!! The poor quality part simply cannot meet the pressure demands that it requires. And the lifetime warranty is USELESS when they require you to physically bring or ship the tool to a service center! Do not buy this product. Spend the extra money and get something that will work reliably.
Date published: 2012-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy this saw I have owned this saw for about a year and I had not used it to cut anything more challenging than 2" maple. One of the castings (top wheel angle adjustment hinge) cracked and broke and the replacement part has not been available for at least six months and no one can tell me when it may become available (multiple parts websites all tell me that they can't say when this part will be available and there appear to be MANY others waiting for the same flawed piece). Read the reviews on the replacement parts websites. This saw is VERY poorly made and I just wish I had spent more and gotten a better product. The cast pieces are made of the weakest sort of metal and bend and crack easily. The saw lurches and vibrates and the wheels cannot be trued up. It had very little cutting power when it was working- even with the best special order blades. It sits in a corner of my shop and reminds me daily that I made a big mistake. Don't do the same.
Date published: 2012-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great saw for the money first thing I've got to say is you can't find a 14in saw for this price anywhere. At this price it can't be beat. Now you will find that this saw needs to be tuned. Do your homework. In order to use any bandsaw you have to learn how to tune it anyway. I don't care if it's Habour Frieght or Laguna. Since I learned how to tune my saw it's been working great. I love my bandsaw. I reinforced the table with 3/4 in MDF. I balanced my wheel using 1/2 once sticky weights from Lowes. I installed a link belt to help cut on the vibration. And installed Coolblock Guides. Last I added a Kreg fence. Most of my add on you would probably do on any other bandsaw anyway .
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY THIS SAW!!! Anybody that gives this saw a great review hasn't owned it very long. I have had this saw for 4 years and never got the wobble out of it even after hours of trying to balance the wheels myself. I put up with this only because my use of the saw was only occasional. Yesterday, it happened. The same part that others have complained about (upper wheel axle/tensioner/tracker bracket) broke. With none available, I now have a 400.00, 200lb. boat anchor. Be patient, save your money and buy a decent band saw. I am NOT HAPPY.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works Great Until It Breaks, Then You've Got Problems... I am the Machine Shop Supervisor for a small startup. We use this saw on a daily basis for light-duty fabrication (mostly cutting sheet aluminum or aluminum bar stock no more than 1/2" thick). This saw has the power to make these jobs easy and quick. It does vibrate a bit (the whole saw shakes a bit as it spools down after being turned off) but nothing concerning. What is concerning is the poor quality of the cast metal parts. After 5 or 6 months of use the Upper Shaft/Hinge Wheel Assembly (part #824283) broke. Examining the fracture surface revealed some of the worst casting porosity I've seen in 30+ years of working with machinery- despite the smooth exterior, half the part was made of air. At that time getting a reapair part was easy; three days later the saw was up and working. That was 6 months ago. Just today the Post Support Bracket (part #823601) broke. While not as porous as the other part, the fracture still revealed a tremendously rough, crystallized surface, again an indication of poor casting quality. The problem now is that there is currently a THREE MONTH lead time for a replacement part, so it looks like we'll be buying a new band saw, and it won't be another BS14002. Admittedly, the use we put this saw through would represent years or decades of hobby use. I'd be happy to have one of these in my garage at home. But I'd be royally, um, unhappy if it had to sit idle for three months while I waited for a part that should be in stock. Poor business model, Ridgid.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Ridgid Quality I was excited to get my new bandsaw home and start cutting up some wood. But from the get-go, this was a bad experience. When the unit finally arrived, the box was in very poor shape. Fortunately, there was enough styrofoam that none of the components had been damaged. Ease of assembly was fair, except for the missing hardware, which required a trip to a specialty fastener store. The v-belt supplied with the saw is too long to be tensioned at all, so a trip to the store for a new v-belt. Even with the proper-size v-belt, the metal stand was too flimsy to support the tension, so I had to cut a piece of 3/4" MDF to go under the stand and stiffen it up, which meant another trip to the specialty fastener store for new fasteners. The upper and lower wheels were nearly a quarter inch out of being coplaner, so an order online for metric shim washers was made. I finally turned the thing on and it began to vibrate like it was possessed (it was literally walking itself across the floor). The problem was both the upper and lower wheels are VERY off-balance, so a trip to a craft store to buy lead weights (it took over an ounce of lead per wheel to get them close). The only thing that was as expected is that the blade supplied with the bandsaw is very cheap and needed replacement. I didn't expect such poor quality from Ridgid, and I am very sorry that I bought this bandsaw. I would have been much better served with a bandsaw from my local woodworking store, which while more expensive, wouldn't have required an engineering degree to get up and running!
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Purchase The first band saw was damaged in shipment and replaced with only time frustrations. The second went together very smoothly. The directions were complete, accurate and sensible (unusual in today's world). Pay careful attention to the blade-guide-adjustment instructions. This is a solid, precise and smooth tool. I am satisfied. (I would like a fence and will buy or build one for this saw.) Note: An earlier review mentioned "balance" and I followed up. While assembling I took off the factory-installed blade and tried to balance the upper and lower main wheels. It took 30 cents to balance the upper and 26 cents to balance the lower (that is a quarter and a nickel taped to the upper and a quarter and a penny taped to the lower). I marked the wheels, took off the coins, and finished assembly and started running the saw. The upper section vibrated with about an inch and a half displacement of the section (major shake). I got stick-on wheel weights from the tire store and hand-estimated the weight of the quarter and nickel as about 1/8 ounce (1/2 of a 1/4 oz lead weight). I put this small weight on the upper wheel and similar weight on the lower wheel and started to saw. The upper section had a VERY LITTLE vibration! It was essentially smooth. My point is a relatively small unbalance will make a big difference in operation! Five minutes dismounting the blade and balancing the wheels will be time well spent. Note: The main deck comes with a protective coating. This can be easily removed with Brake & Parts Cleaner from you local auto supply store.
Date published: 2013-01-01
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