Throat Depth

Throat depth, also known as cutting depth or cutting capacity, is the distance from the band saw blade or other cutting tool’s teeth to the back or inner edge of the frame, determining the maximum width of the workpiece that can be cut. Throat depth varies depending on the size and design of the band saw or cutting tool and is an important consideration when selecting a tool for specific cutting applications, such as resawing, ripping, or crosscutting large workpieces.