Terms of the Trade: What Is a Bandsaw?

A bandsaw cutting metal.

A bandsaw (or band saw) consists of a long sharp blade of toothed metal that is positioned between at least two wheels. This type of saw is known for its versatility as the blade can be switched out for different sizes and can cut not only wood, but metal and other materials as well. Bandsaws are also known for their accuracy and ability to cut various shapes like a jigsaw.