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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Band saw has double swivel head with angle scale

December 7, 2004

Hyd-Mech Group Ltd. has introduced the S 20DS double-mitering band saw. With a double swivel head and built-in stops for 90-, 45-, and 30-degree positions, the saw reduces setup and material handling...

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Preventive maintenance on sawing equipment

December 7, 2004

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Usually no more than 30 to 60 minutes are needed to do all of the necessary checks and maintenance on band saws. This is a small investment of time in relation to the cost savings that can be attained by maximizing the life of the machine and blade.

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Cutting saw cuts steel studs, pipes, rebar

November 9, 2004

Makita's model 413 13-amp 7 -in. metal cutting saw cuts through sheet metal, steel studs, pipes, and rebar.A large cutting capacity allows for single-pass, virtually spark-free cutting with a...

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Bimetal band saw blades suitable for variety of metals, applications

October 12, 2004

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the Gladiator™ line of production cutting bimetal band saw blades suitable for a variety of metals and applications.The blades feature bimetal construction...

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Band saw designed for cutting highly abrasive material

August 10, 2004

LENOX® has introduced the HRc line of carbide-tipped band saw blades designed to cut highly abrasive materials, such as case-hardened materials, steel-belted tires, railroad track, and...

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KASTO Maschinenbau receives design award

August 10, 2004

KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG's KASTOspeed 9 circular saw series has been awarded the Red Dot Design Prize in the category Machinery, plant, components. The ergonomically designed saw was developed...

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Miter sawing adds eye appeal to structural steel

August 10, 2004

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As a structural steel fabricator, you may have operated a miter saw. The fact is, however, in many other shops the miter feature has rarely been used because, traditionally, most steel buildings—from the skyscraper to the humble warehouse—have been designed without miter cuts. Beam ends...

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Boosting band saw blade life

August 10, 2004

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Because intermittent cutting can be hard on blades, you should find ways to increase blade productivity for your environment. Several guidelines, such as selecting the right blade tooth size, breaking in the blades, and choosing the right blade for the job are ways to help improve the productivity of your band saw blade.

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Cutoff wheel designed for use with hard, heavy-gauge metals

June 8, 2004

Metabo Corp. has expanded its Choice Cuts™ line of job-matched cutoff wheels with an aluminum oxide type 1 cut-off wheel for use with hard and heavy-gauge metals, such as stainless and...

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Bar storage-retrieval system integrates automatic sawing

June 8, 2004

Admiral Drive Systems designs and manufactures automated storage and retrieval systems for steel sheet, tubes, and bars. The bar system accommodates long tubes and bars and integrates with an...

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Pursuing a plate-cutting saw

May 4, 2004

Metal Cutting Service, City of Industry (Los Angeles), Calif., specializes in sawing metals. President David Viel explained the company's strategy: "We do not buy or sell anything, we just add value to others' products." Although it does very little advertising, the 26-employee company has customers throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, even though the cost to ship material can be substantial.

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Band sawing bundled shapes

October 9, 2003

Bundled side by side or top to bottom, thin-walled structural metal shapes pose a productivity dilemma for sawing shops. Band saw efficiency typically is measured in cubic inches of stock removed per minute, and the most efficient cuts are those made in large, solid pieces.

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Making hands-free straight, saddle, and miter cuts

June 26, 2003

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Rovanco Piping Systems Inc. designs and fabricates piping systems for applications such as water (hot and cold), steam, and jet fuel. It sells fabricated pipe—typically with straight or miter end cuts—up to 36 inches in diameter. It provides preinsulated, high-temperature, low-temperature, and containment systems.

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Take the old with the new - Selecting saw blades with new technologies in mind

May 29, 2003

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New methods for cutting tube and pipe have been introduced to welding shops in the last few years—methods designed not only to cut metal, but also to cut costs.

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Boatmaker finds new saw for trailer production

April 24, 2003

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At its factory in Vonore, Tenn., MasterCraft builds boats and trailers in adjacent bays. It offers the option of a trailer with every ski boat it sells.

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