You’re here to find a great horizontal band saw. That’s exactly what this buying guide is designed to do. We’ve tested 32 new and bestselling band saws and picked the top 10 for you. Before we get to the band saw reviews below, take a look at what you need to know when shopping.
Power: Since you can do so much with a horizontal band saw, you will not want to be limited by a low-power motor. Pick a motor with a lot of horsepower if you plan to use it for heavy workloads.
Speed: Some projects require different speeds for many reasons, including to keep the blade from getting too hot. So look for a band saw with a wide range of speeds.
Blade Angle: Horizontal band saws can give you additional versatility by allowing you to adjust the band angle. We recommend getting a band saw with a wide range of angles.
Circular Capacity: When you are working with a horizontal band saw, you will want to find one that offers a lot of circular capacity. A larger capacity means you can work with larger pieces of wood.
Rectangular Capacity: This is another important spec to look for. Again, you will want to find a band saw with the most capacity so that you can work on larger pieces of wood.
Warranty: Woodworking tools see a lot of action so make sure to get one with a solid warranty. We’ve included the warranty length below, but since it can change, double check it.
All right, time for the band saw reviews. That’s what you’re here for, isn’t it? If you’re in a hurry, take a look at the top pick and budget pick, which are the two best band saws in our tests.