A bandsaw it the go-to tool if you need to cut irregular shapes or work with a variety of materials. Picking the right one can be confusing because there are so many different options available, including benchtop, cordless, and full-sized models. We researched a variety of top-sellers and highly rated tools to help you find the right one for you. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features to keep in mind.
Portable: Full-sized bandsaws are not portable. They’re huge and moving them isn’t really a good idea. That said, there are some awesome benchtop and handheld models available. We included a little bit of everything so you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Power Source: Benchtop and full-sized bandsaws are corded since they’re stationary. Handheld bandsaws are cordless and can be taken just about anywhere. If you go for a cordless, keep in mind that some are bare tools and do not include batteries.
Stand: All of the full-sized band saws include stands. They’re too big not to! Most of the stands are made of the same durable material as the rest of the saw and come equipped with wheels for easy positioning.
Power: Power is rated in either horsepower, volts, or amps, depending on the type of saw you’re looking at. Basically, the higher the number, the more powerful the tool is. Full-sized saws are the most powerful, handhelds the least.
Dimensions: One look at the dimensions and you can see how different these saws vary in size. Handhelds are, by definition, compact while full-sized models are really tall and require a stand. Benchtop models fall somewhere in between.
Warranty: All of our picks include a warranty and they range anywhere from 1 to 5 years. Read the fine print carefully to make sure you know what’s covered and what isn’t for the model you choose.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s take a look at our picks for best bandsaw. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you check out our top and budget picks first so you get a good idea of the range that’s available. We put them right at the top of our list so they’re easy to find. Stick around if you can, all of these products are great and there’s a lot of variety to choose from. Okay, let’s go!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019