Why would I need a band saw if I have a top of the line saber saw?
Richard Jones: A band saw can cut deeper. It is even capable of deep ripping or resawing planks into two halves. With a jig, a band saw will cut circular parts very accurately. Intricately curved shapes cut accurately are another task well-suited to a band saw. All of the previous do rely on a well-tuned band saw with an appropriate and sharp blade. These suggestions are just a quick snapshot of the tasks a band saw does well, but if you don’t need to do any of these tasks, then your jigsaw or saber saw may be all you need.