Top Band Saw Accessories
Point fences can add accuracy to your cut as you resaw, enabling you to "steer" the wood along a layout line to prevent the blade from wandering. Tall featherboards designed for resawing are also available.
There are aftermarket blade guides, especially ceramic ones, that extend blade life and improve the accuracy of your cuts. And along those same lines, zero-clearance inserts for the saw table will improve blade performance if you are cutting very thin slices or thin stock.
A shop-made or purchased pattern-cutting jig helps cut successive uniform shapes. And an adjustable circle-cutting jig will make it easy to cut perfectly round circles in a range of sizes.
If you have limited space in your shop, a heavy-duty rolling base can make your band saw easy to roll around the shop.
For me, band saws are the second most important power tool in a woodshop after the table saw. For years I used a handheld jigsaw and called it my "poor man's band saw" — but it's a poor substitute for its two-wheeled distant cousin.