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  1. Looking at the serial number on my machine, it looks like at date. Possibly when it was completed in the factory. I received delivery in early march but the serial implies it is a year old(2018-12-16).
  2. I ordered the bandsaw through my local woodcraft and it did not come with a blade. I purchased 3/4 inch Starret and 1/4 Timerwolf. I have so far only used the 3/4 inch blade. Wow! Yours does have a third pulley.
  3. One more thing for a new owner is the blade tension adjustment is not capped at the end. if you turn the wheel too far the bolt keeping the tension spring in place will fall off. It will result loosing about 4 hours trying to get the top wheel off to re-assembly the tension spring. I could not get it off easily. Jet support suggested to hit the shaft with a dead blow hammer to loosen it. This worked for me.
  4. I purchased the Jet 14SFX last month and I have had the same initial findings. I too setup the bandsaw saw and used the snodgrass method to tune. The overall quality was poor from the factory. Lowering or increasing the blade height adjustment is sloppy and has enough play to where I have to make an adjustments to all upper bearing guides. The lower wheel and motor pulley were misaligned. This led to the quick deterioration on the v-belt which came off the pulleys after about a week and half use. Dealing with Jet support was extremely frustrating. I went through their endless hoops just to prove to them what the issue was. In the end they sent me another belt, but the wrong size. I called them back and they insisted that the belt fits and there was a 3rd pulley I needed to put around it. I sent them a at the anatomy on of lower components where there was no 3rd pulley. As well as the exploded diagram of the bandsaw in the manual. Also sent them photos of the original v-belt with the correct size and what size belt it stated in the manual. I am too far about hour and half to the closest Jet Service Center. I wish I had this information before I bought it. Or really I wish I could just return it and spent the extra $100 for the Laguna. In the end I bought a link belt on Amazon just to get back up running.