JBTS-10MJS Portable Table Saws

Jet JBTS-10MJS Review


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Introduction

JBTS-10MJSToday, we’re going to be looking at the Jet JBTS-10MJS. This offering from Jet is a heavy duty 10″ jobsite table saw that brings many of the features of a full sized table saw to the jobsite. It has a great innovative stand with wheels meaning its easy to wheel around. Now there is a lot of competition in the area of portable table saws from the likes of DeWalt, Bosch and Makita, but Jet has produced a really good table saw, which can more than compete against the other.

Specification

Motor 120VAC, 1PH, 60Hz, 15A, 4.4HP
Blade Speed – no load (RPM) 4000
Saw Blade Diameter (in.) 10
Arbor Diameter (in.) 5/8″
Blade Tilt (deg.) 45 left
Rip Capacity (in.) 25″
Maximum Cutting Depth at 90º (in.) 3-1/8″
Maximum Cutting Depth at 45° (in.) 2-1/2″
Dado Capacity (in.) 13/16 x 6
Table Height, with Stand (in.) 35″
Main Table Size (in.) 24 W x 21 D
Table Size with Side and Rear Extension Wings (in.) 30-1/4 W x 21 D
Table Size with Both Wings Fully Extended (in.) 42-3/8 W x 35-3/4 D
Dust Port Diameter (in.) 2-1/2
Net Weight (lbs.) 91

 

Main Features

  • Heavy-duty 15-Amp brush 4000 RPM motor with soft-start
  • European-style riving knife and anti-kickback pawls helps to reduce the chance of prevent kickback
  • Easy-folding wheeled stand makes it easy to move around the job site
  • Large telescoping extension wing provides a wide 25″ ripping capacity
  • Weighing in at just 91-Pounds

Base and Stand

The saw comes with a scissor style stand and its nice to see that Jet have added the wheels as at 91lbs I really wouldn’t wan to have to carry this saw around. Bosch and DeWalt portable saws do seem to be a lot lighter.

Table and Fence

The table on this saw measures 24″ x 21 25/32″ and made of aluminum. The right hand extension can be moved out to produce 30-1/4″ of supported surface space. This allows a maximum rip of 25″. So you can easily rip a full size 4′ x 8′ sheet of material on this saw. The table also comes equipped with standard full sized 3/4″ wide x 3/8″ deep miter slot, that gives you choice of either using the supplied miter gauge or upgrading to one of the many available 3rd part miter gauges.

The T-square style fence on this saw is very good. It features a single lock that secures fence at both ends for stability. It features an adjustable pointer that follows an easy to read scale that indicates the current rip width. You can easily fit sacrificial faces using the pre drilled holes in the aluminium fence.

Accessories

This saw was designed with safety in mind. It comes with a modular blade guard that can be installed and removed without needing tools. The blade guard assembly incorporates anti kickback pawls and an adjustable riving knife that helps prevent kickback.

Motor

As with most table saws in this class it incorporates a 15 amp 4.4hp  brush motor, It spins at 4000 rpm and is more than capable of handling most materials.

Conclusion

Jet have a good reputation for woodworking machinery and this Jet JBTS-10MJS is a credit too them. I really like the T square style fence and this one works well. I think the thing that lets this saw down is the weight. A heavier usually means a more stable saw, but for a portable table saw this is a bit to heavy to regularly move from jobsite to jobsite. However if you are buying this for your workshop and wont be moving it much then it is definitely a saw to consider.

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