Model#: JETN414458

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JET HVBS-56M 5 in. x 6 in. 1/2 HP 1-Phase Horizontal/Vertical Band Saw

  • JET HVBS-56M 5 in. x 6 in. 1/2 HP 1-Phase Horizontal/Vertical Band Saw
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  • UL listed single phase motor
  • Exclusive design heavy-duty 14-gauge stand
  • Large diameter wheels and built-in handle allows easy movement
  • Front legs feature adjustable leveling pads
  • Ball bearing supported blade wheel
  • Fully adjustable ball bearing blade guides
  • Heat-treated and ground steel worm gear with bronze drive gear
  • Three blade speeds to choose from
  • Automatic shut-off after cut
  • 5 in. x 6 in. 1/2 HP 1-Phase Horiz./Vert. Band Saw - 414458
  • 1/2 in. Carbon Steel Blade
  • Adjustable Material Stop
  • Vertical Work Table


Weight: 115 lbs.
AC Voltage: 115/230V
Bed Height: 26 in.
Blade Height: 1/2 in.
Blade Length: 64-1/2 in.
Blade Speed (SFM): 80/120/200
Blade Wheel Diameter: 7-3/8 in.
Blade Width: 0.025 in.
Cutting Capacity (W x D): 5 in. x 6 in.
Cutting Capacity at 45 Degrees (Rectangle): 4-1/2 in. x 3 in.
Cutting Capacity at 45 Degrees (Round): 3 in.
Cutting Capacity at 90 Degrees (Rectangle): 5 in. x 5-3/4 in. / 2 in. x 6 in.
Cutting Capacity at 90 Degrees (Round): 5 in.
Horsepower: 0.5
Motor Phase: 1
PreWired Voltage: 115V
Vise Movement: 45 Degrees



4.4 / 5.0
14 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (14)
Easy To Use (13)
Powerful (10)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Better than expected
Supplied blade not intended for stainless. Keep a few extra blades on hand and you won't be disappointed. Not a high production model with heavy blades. Be patient and don't force the feed and you will be rewarded with clean square cuts for years to come.
July 21, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Wish I had gotten this years ago.
Wish I had bought this several years ago. It will come in so handy for cutting metal as I do. This sure beats bending on the garage floor with the chop saw or my hacksaw cutting by hand.
December 19, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Good quality, cuts square out of the box
I bought this saw to support my newly found welding habit. Prior to this saw, most of my cuts were with a Harbor Freight abrasive chop saw. Thank saw worked ok I guess, but like all chop saws it was loud and messy. Also, it didn't provide the straightest of cuts.

I almost went back to HF (to be cheap) and get one of their horizontal band saws, but I have read too many reports of people having to spend significant amounts of time to get it to cut straight. (I went through this same issue with a tile saw I bought from HF.) I just didn't want to do this again. I would rather cut and weld then true up a saw. I have heard good things about Jet and decided to spend the extra $$$ and get a brand name tool. CPO's July 4th sale and free shipping was too good to pass up.

My neighbor and I put it together in about an hour. (Took our time.) There were a few things that took a bit to figure out, but overall they were very good directions. I did have to call their support line for something (a bolt was not getting tightening down all the way) and they suggested to add a washer. (There was no washer indicated in directions.) I did and it worked great! This is exactly why I chose a brand name. The support.

Firing up the new toy and letting it cut through steel was a great feeling!!! It is such a nice machine. I run through a few 1 1/4" steel tubing for practice. Probably about 5 cuts. A few days later I started on a project and started cutting through some thick hitch receiver material. Long story short, the teeth on the blade wore away! I have no idea what type of blade it was (or if I had the gravity setting properly) but either way, that blade did not last long. I just bought a Lenox bi metal blade and set up works great!

This size is perfect for the garage welder and I expect it will cut anything that I plan to weld. If you are looking, order this saw now and be happy!!!
July 24, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great Unit
Legs are a little weak for field use. However in a shop they would be fine. Great saw and fits the need for metal cutting in the field.
June 7, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Don't know how I lived without it
Great saw for the money. Small footprint in shop. Does everything I need.
July 18, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
The blade on this thing is junk the motor stop does not work properly but the design is simple and usually simple is best to stand the test of time. One problem with the price it mysteriously changed by 30 bucks from the web sight to the check out but all said the price was reasonable don't know if i will shop with this company again after that bate and switch. so far i have only made a few cuts and all were less than straight but the blade was to blame for that. over all in all i am pleased with the ban saw looks good in the shop just hope it works just as well as it looks might I add with a new blade if you buy this get a replacement blade and get the projects dun in stead of waiting for the replacement.
August 13, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Almost perfect.
i bought two other saws since xmas and had to send them both back.(broken parts and the worm gear went bad after 2 hours of use. I decided to get the best, a jet. I love everything about it except one thing. The blade went bad after 2hrs of use. All teeth gone except about 10 inches right at the seam. I dont think it was heat treated properly, sooo disappointed after all the trouble i had. They did send one immed. hope it lasts!!!!!
March 15, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
A good saw for the money
For the money you can't beat the jet band saw it will do every thing I need it to do in a small shop.cuts metal very well for a small saw.I also liked the price from CPO and free shipping that makes it even better. Happy cutting
November 1, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Good solid saw
[...] During adjustment for blade tension the upper bolt that holds the pulley stripped the threads. Threads on mounting block were good so I measured threads with thread gauge to replace bolt locally. I expected metric as bolt head used 12mm wrench, to my surprise they were 5/16 by 18 tpi!!! I am happy with saw as it is easy to use and makes nice square cuts.
April 4, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Nice home shop addition
This band saw does just fine for me and the finish on the saw is clean and professional looking. I have a home machine shop and I use this saw to cut metal stock before machining. This saw cuts true, smooth and clean. The assembly and adjustments are easy. The only draw back I found is one of the leg bottoms had a bad weld, which poses no factor as I used this leg on the wheeled end of the saw. The saw is very stable for cutting and it doesn't take up a lot of room.
December 28, 2010

Questions & Answers

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What size blade does this saw require
Merle on Nov 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The blade for the Jet 414458 is 1/2" x 0.025" x 64-1/2".
What type of blade feed does this have? Is it adjustable, or is it a gravity style drop?
Dino on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it's gravity fed
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Is there an adjustment, so that the saw will cut square from top to bottom of material. I place a square on the bed, just touching the blade. Then raise the arm 6" and it is an 1/8" from square. It appears that the pivot rod is not parallel with the bed
Mark on Jan 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the Technical Experts at Jet Tools. You can reach Jet at 800-274-6846 or online at
where is the saw made?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Jet products are manufactured in Japan and assembled in the US.
I see this is a horizontal band saw. How is it converted to a vertical band saw?
Luigi P on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Simply swing it up into vertical position.


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