You will not find a better value in an electric four-speed woodworking band saw with diamond blade than the Band Saw Pro. Cut curved and compound curves as well as straight lines up to 14 in., both flat and wide in wood, plastic or metal. It comes with a powerful motor that gives you smooth and quiet operation and is ready for any cutting job.
The Band Saw Pro’s blade is precision cast from heavy-duty forged aluminum, giving it a long-lasting life and ideal sharpness. It has been designed with a unique diamond cutting edge that allows it to cut through even the toughest bond and nail. This band saw has a heavy duty blades, pull-back cord with an easy push button release to keep the blade tight during operation. The saw can be used with either one or two stroke speed settings and comes complete with an instructional DVD.
The Band Saw consists of two separate machines: the blade and the table. The blade is made up of a single piece of metal, which, when heated, changes its shape and its hardness. As this happens, the surface tension also changes. This results in more friction, which makes the blade easier to cut. The Band Saw is ideal for cutting hard, dry wood, but due to the increased friction, soft woods may not be as effectively cut. Also, the saw will not cut soft, varnished or painted materials, only dry, solid wood.
The blade is held in the Band Saw by two sliding wing nut clips that lock onto the blade at each side. To change the blades, remove the wing clips and flip the blade over (counterclockwise) to remove the blade. The Band Saw also includes a hydraulic pressure gauge, which is located near the band saw blade in the chuck, next to the blade. When pressure is applied to the gauge, it raises a pressure gauge, which indicates whether the material being cut is tight or loose.
Most Band saws feature a medium or large-sized table, with holes on the top for support. The table can be adjusted, allowing you to work small items such as boards and beams, or larger items such as furniture. Most band saws have a built-in rubber mallet to tap wood into place before finishing it; others include an adjustable blade.
A Band saw’s main drawback is its difficulty in cutting very thin material; it often cuts too much material at once. Trying to cut a long, thin board by using a Band Saw is like trying to chop a potato with a bladed sword! To avoid long, thin pieces of wood, or to get rid of some long, thin pieces of wood, the Band Saw should always be used with a band saw guide. These guides allow you to control the angle of the blade and to make accurate, even cuts.
The Band saw is ideal for home woodworking projects because of its versatility, ease of use and excellent speed. This saw is one of the few woodworking machines that is both light and powerful enough to be used by the beginning do-it-yourselfer. The Band saw is also an excellent choice if you are planning to purchase a saw with a diamond blade, as this blade is especially suited to do it yourself projects. Also, because most band saw blades are sealed, they are great for wood preservation projects.
If you are looking to purchase a new band saw, be sure to read the owner’s manual thoroughly before purchasing the machine. Be sure to ask the retailer what types of wood it cuts, the distance it can cut each inch of material and how many inches of material can be fed at one time. While the Band Saw is perfect for small home projects, it is not appropriate for large scale projects like furniture building large items such as a ship from plans.