Manual band saw designed for light-duty cutting

May 13, 2008

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model H235 manual band saw cuts tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees. It is designed for light-duty cutting.

The saw, with its variable-speed blade from 65 to 320 FPM, can miter up to 60 degrees to the right. Heavy-duty construction, carbide saw guides, and rigid guide supports provide straight cuts, the company reports.

The drive uses a single-phase power supply and transforms it to power a 230-V, three-phase drive motor. The drive motor is coupled directly to a worm gear drive for smooth power transmission.

The saw features saw-frame raise/lower; a manual vise; hydraulic/solenoid powered downfeed; and status indicators for power on, correct blade tension, broken blade, and bandwheel cover open.

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