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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ESCO Tools founder dies

June 2, 2009

Albert T. Brennan, who purchased the Evans Supply Co. in Winchester, Mass., in 1975, later renamed the firm ESCO Tools, and built it into a leading welding end prep tool manufacturer for the power generation industry, has passed away at the age of 87 after a brief illness.Mr. Brennan's approach to...

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V-blocks facilitate cutting with 14-in. saws

May 12, 2009

The M. K. Morse Co. offers Metal Devil® V-blocks for cutting with 14-in. saws. The blocks strengthen clamping performance of a saw's vise system by holding round, square, and rectangular materials securely.Several vise configurations can be used to optimize cutting results on a variety of...

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Rolled Alloys opens warehouse

May 12, 2009

Rolled Alloys, with headquarters in Temperance, Mich., has opened a warehouse in Tulsa, Okla. The 68,000-sq.-ft. facility inventories heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys including ZERON® 100 superduplex stainless steel.The company offers a range of processing capabilities including...

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10.25-in. carbide saw introduced

May 11, 2009

Tsune America LLc has added the TK5C-260G ferrous carbide saw to its product line. The machine is equipped with a resharpenable 830 mm diameter carbide saw blade that provides a cutting capacity from 3.15 in. to 10. 25 in. in diameter and 3.15 in. to 8.86 in. for squares.The machine has a fully...

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Band saw blade lines expanded

April 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. offers several new band saw blade lines.Developed for cutting structural steels, sections, tubes, and small solids, the Versatix™ MP bimetal blade has a patent-pending tooth design that copes with the shock-loading conditions associated with intermittent cutting. This...

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End prep tool holds up to three blades at once

March 10, 2009

The MILLHOG® line of end prep tools from ESCO Tool comes with the EscoLock™ blade lock system, which holds up to three blades at once to allow simultaneous beveling, facing, and boring without cutting oils.The system features a wedge lock design that holds tighter while it works....

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Dual-column, automatic band saw features limit switch, programmable part counter

March 10, 2009

Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. offers the ABS 320C automated band saw with a twin-column guide system. It uses a powered pinch roller system with 3/4-HP hydraulic motor for automated, rapid material advancement. Designed with a limit switch to cut lengths accurately, the machine also comes equipped...

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Bimetal band saw blades offer increased fatigue resistance, tooth durability

February 10, 2009

Challenger™ bimetal structural band saw blades are available from M.K. Morse. They are constructed using PTP™ technology, a proprietary process which, in combination with specialized tooth geometry, helps increase fatigue resistance and tooth durability when cutting structural shapes...

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Reciprocating blades for pneumatic saws introduced

February 10, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a line of saw blades designed for pneumatic reciprocating saws. The blades use the company's bi-metal unique® technology, which joins two strips of high-speed steel wires to a backing steel in a solid phase, using the principle of solid-state diffusion...

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Light-duty manual band saw cuts tubes, pipes up to 8 in. at 90 degrees

February 10, 2009

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model H235 manual band saw is designed for light-duty cutting of tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees. The saw has a variable-speed blade from 65 to 320 FPM and can accurately miter up to 60 degrees to the right while...

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Automatic horizontal band saw handles up to 40 in. in a single stroke

February 10, 2009

Scotchman® Industries offers the SHA 1419 automatic horizontal band saw. It combines mitering capability with a bar feed that uses an automatic shuttle vise feed system to handle up to 40 in. in a single stroke.The band saw's capacity is 14 in. by 19 in. at 90 degrees and 14 in. by 14 in. at 45...

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Circular saw designed for fabricators, emergency services

January 20, 2009

Designed for mild steel, stainless, and aluminum, the SteelMax S9 9.25-in metal cutting circular saw cuts metal cool and clean without burring, heat distortion, or sparking. Featuring a 45-degree beveling capability, the S9's powerful 15-amp motor operates at 2,700 rotations per minute. Blades are...

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Metal cutter produces cool, clean, ready-to-weld cuts

January 20, 2009

SteelMax LLC has introduced a 14-in. metal cutting saw that cuts metal cool and clean without burring, heat distortion, or sparking. The S14 is designed for cutting mild steel, stainless, and aluminum. It features 45-degree mitering capability and a powerful 15-amp motor operating at 1,400 RPMs....

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Pneumatic pipe saw cuts all types of alloys, concrete-lined pipe

January 13, 2009

A pneumatic saw and universal pipe trolley kit for cutting all types of alloys and concrete-lined pipe are available from ESCO Tool.The APS-438 air-powered saw and WrapTrack® pipe trolley let users cut 6-in. to 60-in.-OD pipe accurately and without a HAZ. They are designed for use on stainless...

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Semiautomatic band saw cuts solids, structural shape up to 14 in. at 90 degrees

December 16, 2008

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model KS450 semiautomatic band saw is designed for production work requiring sawing of solids and structural shapes up to 14 in. at 90 degrees in full cycle, semiautomatic operation. It also is capable of double mitering 60 degrees to the left and right with a...

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