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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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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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet metal forming and fabricating.The new Precision Sheet Metal Operator (PSMO) Level I Certification...

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Pulse-cutting band saws engineered to reduce noise, vibration, cutting resistance

November 11, 2008

Amada Cutting Technologies Inc. has launched two band saw models to help eliminate noise, vibrations, and cutting resistance.The PCSAW430AX single-pulse cutting machine cuts material up to 16 in., and another single pulse machine, the PCSAW530AX, cuts material up to 21 in. The machines feature...

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Circular cold saw's vise helps provide burr-free parts

November 11, 2008

Scotchman® Industries' CPO 350 circular cold saw features a double-clamping and self-centering vise that helps provide burr-free parts. The machine has 135-degree mitering ability and a miter-locking device that automatically stops at 45 degrees left, 90 degrees straight, and 45 degrees right,...

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Boiler tube panel saw removes boilers in tight areas

October 14, 2008

Esco Tool offers a panel saw and steel track system that attaches to water wall boiler tubes using weld tabs that help determine the cut line.The PanelHog® APS-438LP low-profile saw and EscoTrack™ System are designed to remove boiler tube panel sections in tight areas and require no extra...

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World Trade Commission visits Peddinghaus

October 14, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp., Bradley, Ill., hosted the Tri-City World Trade Commission in July.The commission has 18 trade commissioners representing 14 countries: Austria, Belgium, China, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and...

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Manual metallurgical saw features enclosed, dual-coolant-nozzle wet cutting area

September 16, 2008

The model K12-14MS manual metallurgical saw from Kalamazoo Industries features an enclosed wet cutting area with dual coolant nozzles to contain abrasive particles.The saw has a 14-in. abrasive wheel; a 5-HP, three-phase, 1,725-RPM TEFC motor; dual movable, 4-in. screw vises; and a 24-V halogen...

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Pneumatic reciprocating saw certified for hazardous environment use

September 16, 2008

CS Unitec's 1.3-HP pneumatic reciprocating saw is ATEX certified (Class 112 GcT5) for use in hazardous environments. The saw's durability makes this tool suitable for use in refineries, offshore oil, marine, mining, petrochemical, power generation, industrial plant maintenance, construction, and...

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Bimetal band saw blades handle high-temperature cutting

August 12, 2008

Simonds® Intl. has introduced its new X-51™ bimetal band saw blades designed to handle the high temperatures generated by cutting exotic alloys and tough materials.The band saw blades feature M51 tooth tips engineered to extend blade life when cutting cast iron, tool steel, die steel,...

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