The bandsaw is an extremely versatile cutting machine, used in workshops all over the world. Where there’s construction or maintenance going on, it’s hard to find a somewhere that doesn’t have one of these machines.
However the bandsaw has several components that need to be considered when taking on a job. Like most cutting equipment the most important part to consider is the blade and how it will effect what you want to cut with it.
There is no such thing as one type of blade that will cut everything, so there are a large amount of different blades to select from on the market, all designed for different jobs. Blades vary in their specifications drastically with different factors such as the blade width, the cutting radius, tooth thickness, tooth pitch and the general quality and make of the blade.
These are all important and should be in mind when choosing a blade for a certain purpose. The varying specifications will affect the finish and accuracy of the job, so the overall quality needs to be assessed from the get go.