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Reciprocating versus Bandsaw

Bandsaw machines are different than reciprocating saws when it comes to the cutting process motion. Compared to a bandsaw machine, which forms a continuous loop of band using a bandsaw blade to perform the cut, the reciprocating saw’s cutting action is achieved through a push/pull reciprocating blade motion. The reciprocating saw is similar to a jigsaw. The user rests his foot against the cutting surface in order to counter the blade’s tendency to push away from or pull towards the cut as the blade travels through its cycle. Most bandsaw machines are found in job shops or any shops that deal with metal cutting …

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