Most people ask what are the differences between all of the saws that are available on the market today. In our opinion basically it's the cutting. Band saws cut only up and down, ring or wire saws are uni-directional. Great for those tricky "C" cuts. Being able to cut in all directions is so nice plus the ring or wire saws grind as they cut. A big bonus and a real time saver at the grinder. Ring saws are more expensive but you'll thank yourself for spending the extra to get one.