WEN 3959T 2.5-Amp 9-Inch Benchtop Band Saw

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2.5 amp motor rotates the blade up to 2500 feet per minute

Create cuts up to 3-1/2 inches deep and 9 inches wide

Uses 59-1/2 inch blades anywhere from 1/8 to 3/8 inches in size

Spacious 12-1/4 x 11-7/8 inch work table bevels up to 45 degrees

Includes a 1/4-inch-wide blade, a 2-1/2 inch dust port, a rip fence, a miter gauge and a two-year warranty


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WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw

WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw

WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw

WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw WEN 3959 Benchtop Band Saw

Create angled cuts, up to 3.5″ deep and 9″ wide, by beveling the work surface up to 45˚ to the right.

The 12-1/4″ x 11-7/8″ spacious work surface helps you to get the job done with enough room to stretch.

Use 59.5″ blades anywhere from 1/8″ to 3/8″ wide depending on the intricacies needed.

The compact form of the band saw allows it to be used on almost any flat, sturdy surface with ease.


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Model Number

3959

3939

3962

3966

Description

9-Inch Benchtop Band Saw

9-Inch Benchtop Band Saw

Two-Speed Band Saw with Stand

Two-Speed Band Saw with Stand

Amperage

2.5A

2.8A

3.5A

9.5A

Speed

2500 FPM

2460 FPM

1520 / 2620 FPM

1480 / 3280 FPM

Throat

9 Inches

9 Inches

9-3/4 Inches

13-3/8 Inches

Cutting Depth

3-1/2 Inches

3-5/8 Inches

6 Inches

8.85 Inches

Work Table Size

12-5/16 x 11-7/8 Inches

12 x 12 Inches

14-1/8 x 12-1/2 Inches

21.45 x 15.75 Inches

Blade Length

59-1/2 Inches

62 Inches

72 Inches

100-3/4 Inches

Blade Width

1/8 to 3/8 Inches

1/8 to 3/8 Inches

1/8 to 1/2 Inches

1/8 to 1 Inch

Net Weight

40 Pounds

44 Pounds

73.5 Pounds

171.6 Pounds

Manufacturer

‎WEN

Part Number

‎3959

Item Weight

‎40 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎19 x 14.1 x 29 inches

Country of Origin

‎China

Item model number

‎3959

Batteries

‎1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

‎No

Style

‎2017 Model

Power Source

‎Ac/dc

Item Package Quantity

‎1

Blade Length

‎2 Inches

Measurement System

‎Metric

Certification

‎(unset)

Included Components

‎Bandsaw

Batteries Included?

‎No

Batteries Required?

‎No

ASIN

B077QMBTLP

UNSPSC Code

27110000

Customer Reviews

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Best Sellers Rank

#17,546 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement)#3 in Band Saws

Date First Available

November 24, 2017

10 reviews for WEN 3959T 2.5-Amp 9-Inch Benchtop Band Saw

  1. Dorthy Gale

    I have owned a 14 in. band saw in the past. This little thing performs very well. no problem re-sawing 2×4’s or hardwood. I adjusted this saw according to the “Alex Snodgrass Method”. Pleasantly surprised with the whole thing. The above pictures were taking after re-sawing with the fence.

  2. Shooter McGavin

    I bought this 9″ bandsaw for the simple reason I wanted to try it. It’s been nearly a decade since I owned this class of saw.At the time I bought it, this Wen 3959 cost 3 dollars per pound. I’ve given bigger tips for a fancy dinner. The kicker is that the frame and drive-train look almost identical to the “euro style” Rikon/Laguna bandsaw. One piece steel frame. Drivetrain: the lower axle is fixed and adjustable from the back of the saw; the wheel spins around this fixed axle. The drive pulley is molded plastic and screwed to the back of the cast aluminum lower wheel.The first surprise is how heavy this thing is. The saw runs quiet. There is hardly any vibration. I’m completely happy.Cons:Cheap blade guard. Yeah, it’s plastic. Moving it up and down feels absolutely terrible, at first. But after adjusting some screws it moves smoothly.Pins for side guides. Yeah. At this price, I don’t care. The pins are hardened steel, and they work fine for the max 1/4″ blades I would use on this saw.Minor issues with my 3959:1. One of the set screws for the pins was stripped at the factory. Maybe the torque setting moved on one of the worker’s power screwdrivers. The guy at the top-right guide pin station, check your torque setting, my man. The supplied allen key worked on the other 3 set screws, but it just spun around in the top right set screw. Fortunately for me, a T8 torx bit fits and functions great in all 4 of these set screws. Maybe Wen should start supplying a T8 hex key?2. The top door didn’t close, nicely. There’s a cutout in the bottom lip of the top door; it’s there to provide clearance for the plastic blade guide, but it’s not deep enough. So the cover hits the little plastic door of the blade guide. It would be trivial to enlarge this cutout, but I don’t see the need for this plastic cover on the blade guard, to begin with. I removed the offending plastic bit.3. Blade guide has a little wiggle, side to side. There is another pair of screws next to the two mentioned in the previous problem. These two screws hold a small sheet metal bracket that is supposed to keep the blade guide from wiggling. It doesn’t fit. You could enlarge the bolt slots in the back of the cabinet, or you could fabricate a new rail that fits snug. I chose the latter. This took out most of the play.4. This is purely esthetic, but nothing on the saw is square. The design allows for very loose tolerances, and Wen makes full use of that. The top wheel is to the right of the bottom wheel, so you have to tilt the table visibly to the right. The entire saw also tilts back and to the right at the base. It’s comically out, probably around 10-12 degrees backwards tilt of the entire saw frame. After wedging the base so the table is level to it, the base has on the order of 1 cm of wedge on the right corners. And due to the top wheel being farther out to the right than the left wheel, when the blade and table are leveled, the spine of the saw will tilt to the left, when you’re standing in front of it. But as far as performance, none of that really matters.

  3. Y. M. Collins

    Fits my needs perfectly. Easy setup/assembly. New hobby for me is pen turning, peppermills, and other smaller items. This band saw cuts easily thru a 3×3 inch block. With one 3x3x12 inch block I can get 3 4 inch peppermill blanks and probally 8 slimline pen blanks with the excess cut off the 3×3 block when reducing the width for a peppermill. Probally 70 slimline blanks if the whole 12″ in used. If using a really exotic wood, the cost per blank is way way less then just buying the precut pen blanksSaw seems solid and well built. Guide fence is good and easy to set and lock down. The miter gauge is kind of flimsy but just ok.Just go slowly with yourcuts with just enough pressure to make your cuts and it will go thru the block easily

  4. glen kurfurst

    I just got this band saw last week and “WOW’ I love it.. I had bought 2 used ones in the past and i have learned ”ALLOT” about band saws . This Wen band saw is well built ans so much easier to use & maintain. Just opening the doors to the wheels that the blade rides on is so easy. One twist of a knob and it opens.. My other ones i had at least 4 knobs to unscrew then take off a plastic cover that never went back on easy.. If your doing small projects this baby is great. I was worried about the 1/3rd HP motor but it’s fine.. I’ve cut threw a 2 inch thick oak board with know problem. So know what your needs are and buy for your needs. I WISH I HAD BOUGHT THIS SAW 2 YEARS AGO. The only thing i can is wrong with the saw is the base should be wider . Nothing that a thick piece of plywood cant fix. This is the second Wen product i have bought and i will continue to do so..

  5. Frank K.

    The media could not be loaded.  After reading many of the critical comments about the WEN 2.5 amp 9-inch Benchtop Band Saw, I almost didn’t buy it.. But considering Amazon’s wonderful return policy, I took a chance and I am sure glad I did…No, it is not a professional grade band saw.. But it is a very nice light duty saw, with some impressive capabilities.. I needed to cut out a form from a 1.5″ chunk of seasoned oak.. This stuff is very hard wood.. Yet this little saw was able to cut through it with the greatest of ease.. You cannot cut intricate scroll worth with it, but then it’s a band saw, and no band saw can do that.. But it is quite capable at cutting gentle curves – even in 1.5″ oak…For what it is, a light duty band saw, it is tops.. flk k

  6. A. Newman

    What I liked:Wuiet, not a lot of sawblade jitter, and low price means it’s good to start out with. Features that set this above the other low-cost 9″ competition is it comes WITH a angle guide and track, and this will handle 3.5″ wood. The blade seems good, though I know that a good blade could cost 1/4 the price of the saw so don’t expect the world of this (but other more experienced reviewers noted the blade is better than with other sub-200 saws).I have cut a 2×4 with this – slowly – but I should note this is ABUSE and I do not suggest it! This is made for much thinner wood or softer wood and for that it excels. This blade is middle-of-the-road size and would break if you tried ramming large hardwood through it, so again I don’t advocate cutting 2x4s…The fence is actually pretty acceptable, and a fence isn’t standard equipment on some cheap bandsaws. If you are a stickler for perfection tho you will want to DRAW a straight line and just freehand cut to that.The bad:The mitre track is not your “standard” straight 3/4″ type, so you can’t easily use a fancy $30 “resaw mitre jog”. Although this complaint is true of ALL band saws under $600.The table has a tiny amount of wobble, but it’s not an issue for me as I have a light touch.Verdict:You can’t go wrong. If you only have room for one saw, a bandsaw is more versatile than a table saw. (Note: speaking generally… these machines have MUCH different use cases). Also, if you have 15A circuits, a bandsaw uses very little power.Based on this machine, I would consider any Wen band saw. If you only have room for 1 in your shop, I would consider jumping up $100 and getting the WEN 3962 which can cut MUCH larger wood (ie, if you wanted to put a flat edge on some backyard maple you found, the WEN 3962 could do it…. while this machine would tap out at 3.5″ height)

  7. Francisco Martijena

    I ordered this benchtop band saw. Boy I didn’t know what I was getting into. One thing I would blame on Wen is supplying a wrong wrench for adjusting the guides. I received one S2 Hex Wrench and one S4 Hex Wrench. Neither if them is the correct tool for releasing the screws and moving the guides. I had to find the correct tool for this, a Torx T8 40MM screwdriver. Once I started to use this I was able to adjust the guides and the tool was usable.Every other issue I attribute to user inexperience. One thing I would recommend is to watch the video for adjusting a bandsaw by Mr. Alex Snodgrass (Band Saw Clinic by Alex Snodgrass in Youtube), as suggested by another reviewer. This is practically a beacon in the most complete darkness. Thank god for the reviewer and for Mr. Snodgrass.Now I am learning how the saw reacts to different woods. Makes different noises, trying to find out what means each one of them.All in all, a good tool, as all my other Wen purchases. Will keep in the Wen wagon for now.

  8. John Morales

    Out of the box this saw is a basic device, in 2 weeks of good use I had to make modifications which to me were not hard. The tires had to go i got 9 inch x 1/2 inch x .095 inch Urethane Band Saw Tire. I also got Cool Blocks Bandsaw Blade Guide Round Block Size 1/4″ Round. The cooling blocks I had to shave down to replace the metal default cooling blocks and this took 10 mins on a clamped down belt sander. Once these modifications were made this saw runs like a champ. There was no need for me to replace the bandsaw blade, factory is working perfect.

  9. R. Crawford

    Wow! For $137 this is fantastic. Does it compare to my old $1000 floor model?? Of course not!I no longer have the space for a full woodshop, but I like to make stuff out of wood, like birdhouses, plant racks, etc.I find I can rip a 1×4 with no problem, a 2×4 by going slow. To lessen drift scribe a line and watch carefully, use the fence, but watch that line! A dull blade will drift (even on the big guys). Keep the blade tight and in the middle of the wheel.Using a thin blade to do scroll work is a matter of tight settings, sharp blade, and that ol feel!The best way to learn how to adjust the settings, look at a few u-tubes.If you have high expectations of mass volume, this is not for you. If you do small projects, space is tight, as well as your budget, this is the guy for you!At this price point, you get friction blade adjustments, really no problem, as this is not a commercial production machine.I have never seen an accurate fence under $500 (fence alone) so don’t expect this to be. So set it with a square and a ruler.All and all this is one fantastic band saw for the money.

  10. T47 Productions

    Love this thing! Minimal setup and dialed in the blade tension in just a few minutes. Love that it has a fence for a small Band-saw. Its 2018! all Band saws should come with a fence! Glad I found this before I purchased any of the other band-saws in this price point. After using it for nearly a month, I an very pleased with it, My 9 yrs old son has been using it as well and it works perfectly for him. The blade is actually A good starter blade as well, I was expecting to replace it right away. Usually, these low cost band-saws have cheap blades and this one seems to be a grade above that.If you are looking at the Ryobi (I was) or any other brand in this price point to include Harbor Freight, you will notice these are made by the same company and just have small design changes to make them look different. The addition of a fence and not having to make one is worth the price.

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