Max Tool is a distributor of Marvel Manufacturing Company bandsaws mills and accessories. Marvel manufacturing Company and is located in Oshkosh, WI. If you are in the market for bandsaw mills, you already know that bandsaw mills can cut thicker stock than most table saws or radial arm saws, thin veneers effectively, and make tight curved cuts when equipped with narrow blades. But do you know what to consider when it comes down to making your choice? When shopping for bandsaw mills, you'll have to decide between have two basic model variations: Bench-Top saws can be mounted directly on a workbench or on their own stands. Their compact size makes it the perfect choice for small shops and light scroll cutting. Floor-Model bandsaw mills are usually more stable and more powerful than bench top saws. The combination of increased stability and power make these saws excellent for heavy rip sawing and decorative work on thick stock. Once you've decided on the model of the bandsaw mills, compare the following: horsepower is the maximum power produced by the motor. Bandsaw mills with high horsepower ratings are good for pattern cutting and cutting down thick stock.
Higher horsepower also allows the saw to cut through thick stock without bogging down or burning the wood. Throat Capacity is the distance between the saw's blade and frame. The throat determines the maximum width of the saw's cutting capacity. Saws with wide throats allow you to make wider straight cuts and scroll larger pieces without obstruction from the frame. Blade Width is important when purchasing bandsaw mills. Most saws accept narrow 1/8" blades for cutting detailed designs and tight curves. Better saws also accept wider blades. Wide blades don't flex as much as narrow ones, but they make accurate straight cuts in thick stock quicker. There are also some wide blades available that can cut metal. When purchasing bandsaw mills, check to see what accessories are standard and find out what other accessories the saw accepts.
If you are just starting out, the bells and whistles may seem extravagant, but as your skill level rises, you will appreciate the added capabilities provided by the right accessories. Some common accessories include: Height Extensions raise the guide on the saw and allow it to cut thicker stock. Height extensions are especially useful for thick stock. Rip Fences provide a stable guide for straight rip cuts. Miter Gauges are used to make accurate angled cuts. A Tilting Table allows the operator to make beveled cuts. When the tilt is used in conjunction with a miter gauge, compound miters can be produced on the band saw. Circle Cutting Attachments help the operator cut perfect circles ranging from 1 1/2" to 32" in diameter. Sanding Loops installed in place of the blade are used for sanding irregular surfaces. Max Tool has everything you need for your bandsaw mills purchase.