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Posted on Tablesaw vs Bandsaw For My Needs

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#1 posted 08-09-2020 08:13 PM

As far as safety, that’s the user and the method he uses the machine. It’s more tempting to get closer to the blade with your hands with the bandsaw on some cuts. And ooops. Which you get first will depend on the work you do or planning on.

Put them on a mobile base if you need maneuverability. Easier with the table saw. The bandsaw is taller and narrower, so could have tipping issues, depends on the surface your rolling on.

Blade kerf is not a issue. If your doing a dado or rabbit cut, Change blades to a (FTG) flat top grind . As far as resaw with the table saw, I do resaw materials up to 6” with my table saw. And make yourself a zero clearance throat plate for the narrow rips. I use the table much more often than the bandsaw.

If you don’t have a miter saw, cross cuts on a boards is easier on the table saw verses bandsaw. Unless you plan on doing all your cross cut with a hand saw.

As far as noise level, my table saw is quieter than my bandsaw.

Which works best for you is what counts.

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