Band saws are best suited for cutting curves and can slice through tough materials with effortless ease. Most of the band saws can cut through thick wood as thick as four inches. Band saws are comp relatively easy to operate. Bands saws come with a rip fence meant for resaw cuts, and a miter saw for accurate cuts. One of the key components of the band saw is the blade guide system. The sideways movement of the blade is reduced considerably with the help of upper and lower blade guides. These guides also stop the blade from deflecting in a backward direction when you insert wood for cutting. Band saws come with a LED light for better visibility in low light conditions.