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Maker Lab

Band Saw

Band saw

 Benchtop band saw

The band saw is used for cutting through material. In Maker Lab we have a WEN 5-Inch Metal-Cutting Benchtop Band saw.

Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training and Band Saw Training

Workspace: Cutting cross section dimensions- Square material: 5 x 4-7/8 inches (90 degrees), 3-1/8 x 3-15/16 inch (45 degrees); Circular material: 5 inch diamter (90 degrees), 3-1/8" diameter (45 degrees)

Materials: Aluminum, brass, copper, steel, and more

Material Fees: You can bring your own materials.

Common Terminology: Straight cut- a cut where the saw and saw blade make 90 degree angles with the workpiece and table. Miter cut- a cut where the saw is rotated to an angle other than perpendicular to the work piece.

PDF Links

Wen Band Saw Manual

Video Links

Maker Lab Band Saw Safety Video

Manufacture Information

WEN Bandsaw website

Sample Projects

Cut steel plate

Stock steel bar was cut to length to make steel plates for research project.