Woodworking Wisdom – Bandsaw vs Tablesaw Buyers Guide

Woodworking Wisdom – Bandsaw vs Tablesaw Buyers Guide

So you’ve been woodworking with hand tools and small power tools for a while now and the time has come to buy your first BIG machine. But which to buy? A Table Saw or Bandsaw?

We have Craig on hand to help you make that decision. He will be covering the features and benefits of both saws so can ensure that you have all the information to make the right choice for you.




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  1. SteveD on December 6, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Really good helpful information, big thumb up from those of us with a band saw and no table saw ! Really enjoying your videos.

  2. Peter Cross on December 6, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Most mitre slots are 19mm. On my Bosch table saw they are 16mm

  3. Bill Liversidge on December 6, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Thanks Guys – A very good introduction to both machines. However perhaps the question one should ask oneself regarding which machine to chose, is what kind of woodworking does one do or anticipating doing ?? I agree that perhaps for general work maybe a Bandsaw and a Tracksaw would be a good choice to start with. Clearly the safety of the Bandsaw is a big attraction (also the thin kerf), but if one makes lots of cuts on the tablesaw, Sawstop for me is very important (I know too many old woodworkers with missing fingers), but also one can tune the tablesaw to produce "finished" cuts (like the Forester blade guys do for wood shows). Also blade selection for both machines is important if you use it lots – general purpose often has major compromises. Thanks again

  4. Hell on Wheels on December 6, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Great comparison – thanks for the insight , has made my choice easier

  5. Djamil Dr. Djouchadar on December 6, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Dear Craig, is it possible that you do a post on YouTube, how to adjust a kiving knife or a splitter on an Axminster table saw like the ATS254TS after changing to a new blade?

  6. yorkyswe on December 6, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Enjoyable and informative – you present really well and clearly.

  7. Sam Morris on December 6, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Excellent video. Friendly, very informative, good camera work and honest opinions (not hard sell of Axminster products), well done guys 👍

  8. Ian Watson on December 6, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I am hoping to get the Axminster’s Trade AT2552B bandsaw what blades do you recommend for straight and curved cutting?

  9. hjworkshop on December 6, 2022 at 1:09 am

    This was a fantastic video- really see the table saw as a luxury but the bandsaw is a necessity.
    Could you do a video on your thickness planers, bench top and combination? I’m struggling between the spiral PT vs the craft PT
    I feel this style of video is amazing for something like that?

  10. Cliff Baughen on December 6, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Are the wheels for the band saw base 105071 or 105072 or some other items?

  11. hangableauto on December 6, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Buy a track saw a mitre saw & a band saw. Job done.