In the engineering workshop, no matter what size it is, the chances are you will need a metal cutting bandsaw. This is mainly for cutting and sizing your stock. You can, of course, on certain bandsaws produce intricate shapes for sculpting and architecture.

There are several bandsaws available on the market today and so finding the right one to suit your needs can be difficult. This guide will assist you in purchasing the correct bandsaw.

Some traditionalists out there may argue that a hacksaw will suffice, but if you are sizing large amounts of metal, you can’t beat the speed and accuracy a metal cutting bandsaw provides. Not to mention the lack of physical exertion. For he hobbyist, you may wonder if the initial outlay is worth it, and that will depend entirely on how much you need to cut. For those who work in fabrication workshops, they are vital and that’s where some key features come into play.

Horizontal or vertical?
Although vertical bandsaws are very much associated with woodworking, they are still useful in the engineering workshop. Usually in workshops where intricate or curved work needs to be done, as well as sheet work. Smaller workshops will also benefit from vertical models, due to their smaller footprint.
Horizontal bandsaws play a great role in engineering. Although horizontal bandsaws may not complete complex shaped work as the vertical version can, their accuracy and ease of use make them an invaluable asset in any workshop.

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