July 12, 2010
Esco Tool offers the APS-438 air-powered saw and quick-clamp assembly. The 3-HP saw allows users to cut steel plate up to 2 in. thick and 15 ft. wide wherever a 90-PSI compressed-air supply is available.
Operators can take the saw to the steel plate rather than transporting the plate to a large table saw. It produces square cuts with no HAZ, according to the manufacturer. Featuring a 2-in.-wide steel track with two wedge-style clamps for attaching to the plate, the saw mounts on a bracket that glides along the track using four V-grooved steel wheels.
Providing a cut line indicator gauge to simplify setup and alignment, the track comes in 5- to 15-ft. sections.
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