Stationary Band Saws
Stationary band saws are floorstanding tools. They have a table that supports the workpiece. A flexible blade rotates around two wheels to make straight and curved cuts as it passes down through the workpiece. Horizontal band saws are designed to cut metal. They use a toothed or abrasive-grit blade and leave a clean edge on the workpiece, reducing the amount of cleanup required. Vertical band saws cut hardwood, MDF, laminate, nail-embedded wood, and some thin metal. They have a higher blade speed and lower force than metal-cutting band saws. Combination band saws cut wood and metal and often have adjustable speed control.