Band saws have a flexible blade that rotates around two wheels to cut wood, metal, and other materials. They make straight and curved cuts. The wheels rotate to move the blade, which cuts as it moves downward through the workpiece. Portable band saws (sometimes called portabands) are handheld tools used by electricians, plumbers, and construction workers to cut pipe, threaded rod, and structural elements in wood and metal. Stationary band saws are floorstanding tools that have a table that supports the workpiece. They cut wood, metal, or both. They are used in carpentry, machine, and facility maintenance shops.