Best Band Saw UK Reviews
Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best band saws that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.
A Band saw is an electric powered saw with a band of teeth that rotates on two wheels through a table. A set of guides above and below the table hold the blade in position. You can then place a board on the table and push it through the rotating blade.
They are available in benchtop or floor standing models and are an expensive purchase. They are used mainly in woodworking but can also be used to cut metal and plastic with the right blade inserted.
The average home owner will never need to own one of these. You will find them in woodworking shops, kitchen manufacturers and some factories. Some very keen home DIY people may have a bench top version of these in their garage of work shed and i have included "hobby" type saws in our top 5 ratings.
Just below you will see our top 5 list of band saws. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Lumberjack BS200 8" Benchtop Hobby Bandsaw, Red
Best Band Saw by Buyer Rating
The top 5 are as follows:
Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.
No 1 - Lumberjack BS200 8" Benchtop Hobby Bandsaw, Red Summary Review
- 90% customer satisfaction
- Height cutting capacity of 80mm
- Width capacity of 203mm
- 203mm blade length- 1490mm Blade width- 3, 5 - 12mm
- High degree of accuracy
No 2 - Einhell TC-SB 200/1 4308018 200 mm Band Saw Summary Review
- 85% Customer Satisfaction
- Tilting Saw Table from -4 to 46 Degrees
- Basic Machine for DIY Enthusiast
- Saw Band 1400 x 7 mm
- Max. cutting height at 90° 80 mm
- Has Extraction Feature
- Great Value Unit
No 3 - Ryobi 1 5133002854 RBS904, 350w Summary Review
- 80% buyer satisfaction rating
- Bench Top band saw
- Good Unit For Home Enthusiast
- Cutting Height is 80mm
- Cutting Throat is 233mm
- Dust extraxtion facility
- Tilts up to 45 degrees
No 4 - Makita MAKITA LB1200F Band Saw Stand and Wheel Kit Summary Review
- 89% buyer satisfaction rating
- Professional Standard of Bandsaw
- Cutting Speed L/H : 6.7m/sec / 13.3m/sec
- Blade Diameter : 2240 mm / 6, 13 and 16mm
- Top Quality Manufacturer
- Expensive !
No 5 - Dremel Moto-Saw MS20 2-in-1 Electric Compact Scroll Saw Summary Review
- 86% buyer satisfaction rating
- Cutting up to 18mm
- Easy-to-use table saw
- Fully Portable and comes with a carrying Case
- Excellent Value
Obviously the Makita Model is head and shoulders above the rest of these units as iIt's a fully professional Bandsaw. This is reflected in the very expensive price, and that's why its down our ratings a bit.
Buying a Bandsaw like this totally depends on how often you will be using it and what size of material you will be cutting. All the models shown here are excellent and if you just need something for a home workshop then the Dremel is brilliant value and will do most jobs at it's own speed.
Its good to remember that these are high powered tools and i would recommend watching the video below for safety.
How to use a Bandsaw
Hopefully you have found this information on band saws useful.