Powered by a 5 HP, 230-volt motor, Jet says the Xacta has a constant power transfer at 4,300 rpm, through a poly V-belt design that reduces slippage and minimizes vibration. A riving knife design helps reduce kickback.
Two oversized hand wheels raise/lower and bevel the blade. An integrated arbor lock facilitates blade changes.
“This is the first JET cabinet saw to feature a standard extension made of commercial grade cast iron,” says Jet's Joan Duvall. When the saw is not in use, the top serves as a work surface for doing prep work or laying out plans and materials.
A 40 ½ inch commercial-grade fence glides on rails with a magnifying rail guide helping pinpoint the desired stop. The left-tilt saw easily supports sheet goods and other dimensional lumber with its 50 in. maximum rip capacity to the right of the blade and 14 in. to the left. It also accommodates 8-inch dados (a dado insert is included) with a 13/16 inch width. A miter gauge with adjustable positive stops helps set up cross-cutting operations and miter cuts.