parts of a bandsaw side view rightparts of a bandsaw side view left

These are the parts of a typical bandsaw:

Frame: the structure that supports the rest of the band saw components

Upper Wheel: Adjustable wheel to allow for tensioning and tracking of the bandsaw blade

Lower Wheel: Connects to the motor by a pulley system (or v-belt) to power the wheels

Tires: Rubber on the wheels that provide traction for the blade to run on

Blades: Steel blade that have teeth on one edge

Guide Blocks: Keep the blade in place and from flexing while cutting stock

Table: Flat surface for supporting stock

Fence: Rigid guide that provides a distance setting, and support when ripping

Bandsaw and a list of its parts

Bandsaw Cutting Area Closeup