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 variable-speed blade from 60 to 360 FPM. The saw frame is canted 5 degrees to cut through the bottom of a structural section without vibrating or slowing down.
The band saw features large components for solid, vibration-free production cutting and fully hydraulic operation, as well as a freestanding operator console. When the operator pushes a button, the saw frame automatically senses the material size; the vise clamps; the saw frame makes the cut at the preset rate, then automatically returns to clear the workpiece; and the vise opens, ready for the next cut.