Band saws are one of the most common power tools used today, and can be found in the workshop of serious and amateur woodworkers and metalworkers alike. A standard band saw consists of a serrated blade or continuous band of small metal teeth, that forms a continuous loop. The blade is extended over two pulleys, one of which remains idle and the other which is driven by an electric motor.
Band saws are a fairly simple machine with a few important parts, so it makes sense that the market for additional band saw accessories is a large one. These versatile machines cut everything from metal to meat, so they need to be varied in how they get the job done.There is a range of band saw accessories designed the make the task at hand a little easier and cleaner, and even to help customize a machine to suit your specific style of work.
What is a Portable Band Saw?A portable band saw is a power tool used for cutting irregular or curved shapes but it’s also handy for performing straight edge cuts as well. A band saw uses a continuous band of serrated metal to cut various materials with speed, usually with the help of two rotating wheels. Portable band saws do exactly as their name suggests, and are able to be carried around from job to job.
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The DEWALT deep cut portable band saw features a 10 Amp motor and 5-inch deep cut capacity for a powerful performance each and every time.This 10-amp motor is designed to take on the toughest materials and can perform a quick cut with ease. With the ability to perform at speeds from 100 to 350 square foot per minute, its variable speed dial can be adjusted to meet any of your requirements.
The POWERTEC BS900 9-Inch Band Saw provides one of the cheaper but sturdier vertical band saws for use in your home or shop. It has a patented blade guard adjustment that allows you to switch blades effortlessly with a quick release blade tension lever.In terms of blade width range, it has 1/8 inch to 2/8-inch increased versatility, making it ideal for scroll cutting and resawing jobs.
The JET HVBS-7MW Horizontal/Vertical Band Saw provides the best of both worlds for all of your cutting needs. It’s the ideal machine for either your home shop or a professional job site with a range of features that make light work of any type of material or cut you need to perform. This high capacity machine can handle 7 x 12 inches and a range of materials from steel to aluminum.