Band Saw Common Parts Glossary

Band saw blade

The band saw blade is a continuous thin band of metal with teeth. The band saw blade is attached to the upper and lower wheels. The wheels spin the blade to make a cut.

Drive belt

The drive belt connects the drive motor pulley to the lower wheel and rotates the lower wheel to spin the band saw blade.

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Drive motor

The band saw drive motor rotates the bottom wheel to spin the band saw blade for cutting.

Miter gauge

The band saw miter gauge safely guides the work piece through the band saw blade when making crosscuts.

On/Off switch

The On/Off switch supplies power to the drive motor when you turn the switch on. The power cord connects to the On/Off switch to supply power to the saw.

Power cord

The power cord connects the band saw to the electrical outlet to supply power to the motor.

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Rip fence

The band saw rip fence safely guides the work piece through the band saw blade when making straight cuts.

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Rubber tire

The band saw rubber tires stretch over the wheels and grip the band saw blade. The rubber tires prevent the band saw blade from slipping when cutting.

Table insert

The table insert fills the opening in the center of the cutting table where the band saw blade passes through the table.

Wheel bearing

The band saw wheel bearing supports the wheel and allows the wheel to spin freely on the wheel shaft.