When you are looking for a good band saw machine that you will use to make your band saw cutting jobs easier and more efficient, then you should start by looking at what features and benefits each machine offers. In the world of woodworking, you will want to find the best machine for the type of cutting you are going to be doing. Band saw cutting machines have different blades that are available for the various tasks you might want to perform with the band saw. If you are a carpenter, you will probably want to choose the band saw with a table top that will allow you to work on your carpenter’s table. A band saw table top is a table that has legs on one or both sides of it that extend down into a workbench area with drawers and/or cabinets on the bottom level.
Band saw cutting machines are made to allow you to cut all types of wood, plastics, metal and ceramics. The most common materials being cut with the band saw machine are soft woods like pine, cedar and spruce. Hard woods like oak, ash, maple and birch are also used. You will notice that power hacksaw speeds are increased on some machines with more power being directed to the workpieces which in turn give you higher cutting speeds.
Depending upon the size and type of workplace you will be cutting, you will need to determine the stroke widths for your machine. Most band saws will offer both wet and dry stroke width settings. Wet strokes are used when you are attempting to cut soft wood or objects and dry strokes are used when you are attempting to cut harder woods. The stroke widths will also affect the depth of cuts that your machine can perform. A deeper penetration into the wood will help you get more work out of each stroke.
There are many different sizes and blade types that you will find when shopping for a band saw. Typically, the larger the machine the larger the blades will generally be as well. The larger the blades the longer they can be drawn back so the teeth will stay sharper for a longer period of time. However, it is important to note that if the blade is to large it will result in the machine becoming very loud and potentially dangerous to operate. If you notice that your throat muscles become sore and your breathing becomes short when using a band saw machine then the blades may need to be replaced sooner than normal.
The last feature that you should take a look at when purchasing a band saw is the angular blade guide attachment. An angular blade guide attachment will be useful if you are trying to cut small materials such as plates and nails. The angular blade guide attachment will be able to provide you with a closer and smoother shave even when using very coarse teeth. The angle of the blade will be controlled by a cam system which will allow for very precise cutting. Band saws with this type of attachment will generally cost more money because they will not have the fully automatic feature.
Band saws come with a variety of attachments that are used for various different projects. When purchasing a saw always look at the attachments available and their intended uses. Always keep the band saw blades sharpened at all times so that you do not have to constantly change your cutting strokes in order to keep the saw blades sharp. Band saws will generally be more expensive than standard woodworking machines because of their high functionality and the high cost of purchasing the saw itself.