Updated: Jan 27
If you have a small shop and a small budget, a benchtop bandsaw might be right for you. Frankly, these bandsaws are not industrial machines and won’t be able to handle all projects. A Benchtop Bandsaw has a significantly less powerful motor than a midsize or large bandsaw. They also have cheaper parts. However, benchtop bandsaws are mainly great for cutting plywood sheets ⅛”-¾” thick. They will get many of your projects completed, just be aware they have their limitations.
Below, I’ve put together a list of The Top 3 Best Benchtop Bandsaws under $600.
This list is in order of best quality.
1/2HP motor (More Powerful than most Benchtop Bandsaws)
Good Adjustable Fence
Easy Blade Tension Quick Release
Great value for Price
1/3 HP Motor
Table could be wider
Comes With Stand
Motor 3.5 amp
Parts are not as robust
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