Band Saw - Equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
18” throat, 12” max. thickness.
Basics of Woodshop, Expert Check-off: Woodshop

A band saw uses a continuous band of toothed metal stretched between two wheels driven by a motor to cut material. The blade itself can come in a variety of sizes and tooth pitches (teeth per inch, or TPI), which enables the machine to be highly versatile. It can be used for basic rip and crosscutting, as well as cutting curves and resawing.

The Jet JWBS-18QT-3 bandsaw has an 18” throat space and maximum blade height of 12”. The table tilts to allow angled cuts.

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Frequent Questions

What should I bring when I reserve a slot in the woodshop?

Bring your own wood, fasteners, hardware, any any other consumables when you use the woodshop at MADE. The shop provides a limited number of clamps and some basic hand tools, and there are some hand-held power tools available for checkout (orbital sander, jig saw, circular saw, etc.)

Can I bring my own blade?

MADE provides a communal blade. If you’d like to bring in your own blade, our staff will change it out for you.

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