Introduction: Getting Started With the Bandsaw

Approved Materials for the Bandsaw

Allowed Materials

  • Wood
  • Most plastics

Banned Materials

  • Metal
  • PVC
  • Carbon fiber and composites

If at Pier 9, see Shop Staff first before using these materials:

  • All other materials

If you are working from another studio or workshop, refer to the tool's instruction manual to see if your desired material is suitable for tool use.


Our most important safety callouts are highlighted in yellow throughout this course.