The Difference Between a Band Saw and a Circular Saw

The Difference Between a Band Saw and a Circular Saw

At Anton Saws, we stock a wide variety of band saws and circular saws. But the difference between the two is not always obvious. 


Apart from a notable difference in shape, you may not realise the distinctions between the types of saw. This includes the different uses and application, materials suited to the saw, ability etc. 


Today we’re going to be looking at the differences between band saws and circular saws, and which materials are best suited to each model. 


We’ll also be looking at some specific models we’ve got right here in our showroom in Andover, so you can come and take a look for yourself – plus it gives us the chance to answer any additional questions that you may have! 


Band saws 

A band saw is a large and fixed machine that has a continuous strip of metal with teeth. They can be used to cut a number of materials. Band saws are generally automatic or semi-automatic, thus have a greater level of stability. 


Band saws can be used to cut a number of thick materials, cutting curves and irregular shapes, giving a smooth finish with extreme precision. 


Circular saws 

Circular saws are generally handheld, with manual usage. As you can guess, it is made with a circular saw with sharp teeth around the exterior. Circular saws are more adjustable, and can cut smaller pieces more accurately. 


Circular saws are designed for straight cuts, and tasks that require long, fine and smooth cuts. 


Visit our showroom 

We have a wide variety of band saws and circular saws on display at our showroom, and in this section we’ll go through particular applications of each – so you can get a better understanding. 


For example, we have a specific aluminium machine for aluminium extrusion. There are semi-automatic pivot machines available, controlled by foot control if required. Some of our larger band saw machines – the 420 and 650 family – are used for steels, and have infeed and outfeed tables and feeders, and digital displays. 


If you’re getting into the industry, and are still unsure then do not hesitate to visit our showroom for yourself, we are more than happy to answer any questions. We can also show you the machines in motion!


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