What is a Band Saw?

A band saw is a power tool which uses a blade consisting of a continuous band of metal with teeth along one edge to cut various work pieces. It’s also a useful machine in a
woodworking shop. The band usually rides on two wheels rotating in the same plane, although some band saws may have three or four wheels. Band sawing produces uniform cutting
action as a result of an evenly distributed tooth load. Band saws are used for woodworking, metalworking, or for cutting a variety of other materials. They are particularly
useful for cutting irregular or curved shapes, but can make straight cuts. The minimum radius of a curve that can be cut on a particular saw is determined by the width of
the band and its kerf.