Band saws are an essential piece of kit for anyone who works with hard materials such as wood or metal. Powered by electricity, band saws are more time efficient than using hand saws. Band saw blades are very sharp and also very thin, so they can be used to make a quick cut or for more intricate work just as well. You'll find a good selection of sizes, makes and models on offer.
Cutting Different Materials
Band saws are ideal for anyone who needs to cut materials, whether they are a DIY enthusiast or a professional tradesperson. You'll find several types of band saw, and many are designed to cut wood. Band saws can also be used to cut metal and you'll find saws designed specifically for that purpose.
As well as construction and fabrication purposes, band saws can be used to cut meat. The electric saw makes light work of cutting meat into smaller joints and goes through bone with a lot less effort than a hand saw or cleaver. You can find band saws suitable for commercial kitchens and butchers' shops.
Choosing the Right Band Saw
Depending on your needs and the space available, you can choose from either a tabletop or a freestanding band saw. A tabletop band saw might be more appropriate for a kitchen setting, so you can quickly and easily chop meat that you're working with. For wood or metalwork then a tabletop saw would be a good option for smaller pieces and more intricate work.
For very large projects, or for cutting a greater amount of material more quickly, you might prefer to choose a freestanding band saw. This type of saw would need a dedicated place in a large space such as a workshop or garage thanks to its height and size.