Bandsaws are basically simple tools. A flexible blade circles two (sometimes three) large wheels. The wheels turn, driving the blades in a large circle at high speeds.
These saws excel at cutting odd shapes and curves, resawing wood and making bandsaw boxes.
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Then, in 1846 a French woman, by the name of Mlle Crepin, came up with a new method for brazing the ends of the blades.
Around the same time steel manufacturers were also improving their techniques.
Together they improved the blades to the point where these saws became more dependable and by the late 19th Century they were practical for everyday use.
flexibility makes it possible to cut curves, for boxes, round table tops, jigsaw puzzles and many other applications.
Since the 1800's both blades and the saw as a whole have continued to improve. Today band saws are flexible tools that can do wonders.
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