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A Guide To Bandsaws

April 12, 2022 2 min read

When choosing suitable woodworking machinery for your woodwork machine shop or your hobby or small business, understanding the benefits of owning a bandsaw is essential. Here at Calderbrook Woodworking Machinery, we help you to understand what bandsaws are and explain the benefits of having a bandsaw in your woodworking arsenal.

What are bandsaws?

Band saws provide safe and effective means to cut and carve wood. They offer versatility for timber and metal cutting, leading to some great projects for hobbyists and small businesses and offering scalable versatility to professional woodworking machine shops. A bandsaw can be adapted to work with metal by a simple blade change.  

 Bandsaws come in various sizes, with some being smaller and portable and others bigger and heavier. Bandsaws are more powerful than scroll saws, and users can carve and create beautiful patterns on timber with ease. A bandsaw is considered safer than a table saw and can work perfectly alongside a router to do everything a table saw can.

The benefits of owning a bandsaw

A bandsaw's powerful cutting blade will cut through the lumbar with ease. It is often seen as one of the most essential woodworking tools to own. Bandsaws come in different sizes, with the blade to saw throat depths varying from 10-inch benchtop models to larger 14-inch freestanding professional models. There are different varieties of bandsaw, and the one you choose will depend on what you plan to do with it. We are here to give advice if you need extra support to choose. 

Bandsaws produce precise straight, angled and curved cuts so you can cut strips, boards, panels and square timber easily. A model which has a variable stop and tilting work surface gives the flexibility to make shaped cuts on wood or metal or even meat!

It doesn't need to be new

Unless you need the latest bandsaw models on the market, it's entirely possible to buy a used or refurbished bandsaw and significantly save on new prices. 

Refurbished or used bandsaws can have many years of useful life left, so choosing a working used model or opting for refurbished equipment serviced with worn parts replaced offers excellent value for those looking to buy or upgrade a bandsaw. 

For many reasons, perfectly usable, even some pretty new models are looking for new homes, so we at Calderbrook Woodworking Machinery offer new, used and refurbished band saws to professionals and hobby woodworkers alike. Why not browse the site or get in touch? We’d be happy to help you find the most appropriate tools for your projects.