Sawing

The sawing technology area has enough depth to cover more than just band and circular sawing machines. It has information on blade selection and use, lubricant selection, and sawing safety.

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Kalamazoo Machine Tool completes plant expansion

March 11, 2008

Kalamazoo Machine Tool (KMT), Portage, Mich., has completed an expansion that provides more room for accessory manufacturing in the machine shop, a separate area for welding and painting, a larger...

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Circular saw blade developed for stainless steel

February 12, 2008

The M.K. Morse Co. has developed a new 14-in. Metal Devil circular saw blade for stainless steel.According to the manufacturer, the blade combines optimized tooth geometry, vibration dampening, and...

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Swing-head band saw has 60 degrees of mitering ability

February 12, 2008

Scotchman® Industries offers the SH 1419 band saw. The swing-head band saw has 60 degrees of mitering ability, with capacities of 14 by 19 in. at 90 degrees and 14 by 8 in. at 30 degrees.Standard...

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Abrasive saw designed for structural steel, wide parts

January 15, 2008

Kalamazoo Industries has introduced the model K20RS 20-in. abrasive wheel saw designed to cut structural steel and wide parts. The saw can be operated chop style for cutoff or radial style for long...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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Automatic sawing system cuts ferrous, nonferrous materials

December 11, 2007

The AMSAW® S300 automatic sawing system from Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., designed for cutting ferrous and nonferrous materials, has a capacity of 3 in. to 12 in. and utilizes saw blade...

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Automatic circular saw cuts aluminum, copper, brass

December 11, 2007

Kaltenbach Inc.'s SKL450NA automatic aluminum saw is designed for straight and miter cutting of aluminum profiles and solids, but also is capable of free-machining copper and brass extrusions and...

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DoALL Sawing Products adds 16 distributors

December 11, 2007

Several companies have begun offering the DoALL Sawing Products program to their customers, following last year's announcement that, for the first time, the company's band saw blades, sawing machines,...

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Band saw blades

Sawing with the times

December 11, 2007

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Modernization has brought us many advancements, and two big advancements that fabricators must deal with are in technology and commerce. On the technology side, advancements have led to modern alloys; on the commerce side, we have increased globalization. Many modern ferrous alloys are harder to cut than carbon steel, and while the cutting is more difficult, globalization is increasing the competitive pressures and reducing the profit margins. Other advancements have modernized band saw blades, giving fabricators a fighting chance to stay profitable.

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Making the most of your saw blade

November 6, 2007

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Recognizing heat and vibration in sawing applications is easy. The tough part is finding out why they are happening. By becoming familiar with blade speed and feed rates, blade selection, and blade break-in, fabricators will find that the saw blade is productive for a longer period of time.

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Dry-cutting saw has predrilled holes for bolting to workbench

October 9, 2007

The M.K. Morse Co. offers a 14-in. metal cutting saw with dry-cutting technology. The saw is designed to provide long life, little or no sparks, good cut finish, and fast cutting.The low-speed,...

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Semiautomatic band saw saws solids, structural shapes up to 20 in.

October 9, 2007

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model KS600 semiautomatic band saw is designed for production sawing of solids and structural shapes up to 20 in. at 90 degrees in full-cycle, semiautomatic operation.The saw...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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Band saw blades offered in 25-pack dispenser box

August 7, 2007

The M.K. Morse Co. offers its portable bimetal band saw blades in a 25-pack dispenser box.The pack reduces inventory space requirements from more than 6 in. in height to 1 in., the company reports....

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Tube cutting bundles

Bundles of Joy

July 10, 2007

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Using a band saw to cut bundles of structural shapes is good for productivity but bad for band saw blade wear. Knowledge of application-specific tooth designs, tooth pitch, band tension, band speeds, and cutting fluid will help maintain blade life.

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