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What Are Band Saws Used For in Woodworking?

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If you’ve been considering what tool to put in your shop next, and looking at the wide array of choices, you’ve probably wondered if you need a bandsaw, and what are bandsaws used for? We’re here to help you out by letting you know what kind of work bandsaws can do, which will help you decide on whether or not this tool is a good match for you and your woodworking projects.

The Multifaceted Nature of Bandsaws

One thing most woodworkers love about bandsaws is their versatility. From cutting curves in delicate material to ripping logs down to manageable planks to cutting non-ferrous metals, bandsaws can perform a wide array of tasks for you. Need a way to cut really thick material? Need to cut a huge bowl blank round before it goes on the lathe? Want to make dovetails? Bandsaws can do all this and more. Of course, in addition to knowing what bandsaws are used for, you’ll need to know how to use a bandsaw, and WoodWorkers Guild of America has you covered there, too.

Bandsaw Buying Advice

Here at WoodWorkers Guild of America we know that your tool choices are very important to you, and we want to help you make good buying decisions. We are determined to provide buying advice you can use, and will do whatever we can to simplify your tool buying decisions.

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4 Responses to “What Are Band Saws Used For in Woodworking?”

  1. Mike

    Where can I find band saw model comparisons to figure out the best one for my small shop? The text describing this video included: " We are determined to provide buying advice you can use, and will do whatever we can to simplify your tool buying decisions." A very intriguing comment that suggests the possibility of help and buying advice somewhere on this site as I consider what model of band saw would be best for me. Where can I find a buying guide?

  2. Bob

    What is drift and why does it occur.

  3. Bob

    Do you have a video on trimming lumber or sections of trees for lathe bowl turnings

  4. Tom

    Any suggestions for a starter? I.e., stand upright or bench mounted, throat width or max thickness?

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