Our Band Saw Range
We worked hard to bring you the best bands saws available for purchase. With quality brand such as HEM Saw, and competitive pricing, we've got you covered.
Other woodworking tools and and equipment we sell can be found using the links below:
- Wood turning lathes
- Edgebander machines
- Wood sanders
- Wood planers
- Dovetail machines
- Wide belt sanders
- Rip Saws
- Jointer machines
- Mitter Saws
- Table Saws
- Panel Saws
Popular Questions We're Asked About Our Band Saw Range
A band saw has a long, sharp blade that is made of a continuous band of toothed metal. It’s usually stretched between two or more wheels.
Band saws come in different sizes, with small band saws used for hobbyist and home workshops, medium-sized band saws for semi-industrial use and larger ones used at the industrial level.
They are primarily used in lumbering, woodworking and metalworking. Some of the main advantages of a band saw include uniform cutting and the ability to cut curved and irregular shapes like a jigsaw.
What Is A Band Saw Used For?
A band saw is used for many purposes, but they are best known for cutting delicate and intricate designs in wood. Its blades are available in different widths, and tooth counts are designed for different purposes. For instance, narrower blades in band saws are great for curving out tighter curves on wood, while wider blades are better for cutting straight lines.
What is the difference between band saw and scroll saw?
While they may carry out almost similar functions, band saws are a bit different than scroll saws for several reasons. Band saws are much larger and cut differently compared to scroll saws. The blade of a band saw rotates on the band while that of the scroll saw moves up and down. Band saws are also faster, more versatile, thicker and reliable than scroll blades.
Furniture makers mostly use them to create curved legs for chairs & tables.
They can be used on thick wood, unlike scroll saws which can't. Scroll saws are better for cutting indicate shapes or designs on thin wood inlay work, musical instruments, dovetail joints and other types of joinery.
What is the best cheap bandsaw?
The Jet HVBS Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw is a great entry-level band saw that can be used for small projects. It features a heavy-duty 14-gauge steel stand with a shelf, wheels and handles for easy movement, a 1/2" carbon steel blade, and a fully adjustable ball bearing blade guide, among others.
It's followed closely by the slightly bigger but more functional Jet JWBS-14SFX that has premium features found in much pricier bandsaws.
Do I really need a bandsaw?
Before buying one, you should first determine what you need it for. If you are just an occasional hobbyist who cuts out small bits of wood to create shapes, then a smaller cheap band saw, or a scroll saw would be good enough. However, if you plan to do more advanced things like furniture making or cabinetry, buy something with more features like the GMC Vertical Semi-Automatic Band Saw or the Cantek HB-950A 37" Resaw Band Saw.
If you cut out curves frequently, whether on plastic, wood or metal, then you should definitely get yourself a band saw. It will help you design intricate curves that are too difficult for other saws to cut.
Band saws will also save you a tremendous amount of time and effort and minimise the amount of wasted material because there is far less waste compared to using jigsaws or coping saws.