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- What is a horizontal band saw?
- The functioning of a horizontal band saw
- Different types of horizontal band saws
- Operation and maintenance of a horizontal band saw
- Where to find quality horizontal band saws for sale?
Horizontal band saws are industrial machines used for the horizontal separation of block-shaped objects. A horizontal band saw is most efficient when it is continually being loaded; therefore, high-end horizontal band saws with high-quality saw bands have large workpiece-processing capacities. This makes a horizontal bandsaw ideal for the efficient processing of wood, metal, and stones. Although the most common use of horizontal band saws is in the processing of wood, these saws are also used in the metalworking industry, as well as the industry of natural and artificial stones. A horizontal band saw differs from the regular band saw in the position of the blade; its horizontal position enables the blade to be lowered onto the material to be cut, thus avoiding the “shower of sparks” when cutting metal, and resulting in a cleaner and safer working environment.
- The horizontal separation of block-shaped objects
- They are mainly used for wood processing
- Quiet operation and low maintenance
The horizontal band saw has a rotating saw blade on a belt or band, along which the workpiece is guided and eventually separated. The horizontal bandsaw is operated using an electric motor and held together using tension. Horizontal band saws are distinctive due to their quiet operation, simple maintenance, and level and even cutting results. The used cutting material is usually relatively cheap and easy to change. Metal-cutting horizontal bandsaws are often equipped with brushes or brushwheels in order to stop chips from getting stuck in the blade's teeth. Through the thin-walled sheet and the continual rotary movement, there is permanent cooling of the sheet; the coolant washes the swarf away and maintains the blade lubricated and cool. Therefore, horizontal band saws are very resistant, which makes it possible to find used horizontal band saws in very good condition.
PEHAKA Horizontal band saw in operation
Band saws for industrial metal-cutting use (for instance, for structural steel or bar stock) are available in horizontal and vertical design. Horizontal band saws are available in a large variety of forms. The usual band speeds vary from 40 feet per minute to 5,000 feet per minute, but there are also specialized horizontal band saws with band speeds of up to 15,000 feet per minute, specifically built for friction-cutting of hard metals. While small horizontal band saws can be manually loaded, big horizontal bandsaws are mainly stationary machines with very complex feeding and removal systems.
Since horizontal bandsaws are primarily used as a separation tool, taking care and attention to the safety regulations is extremely important when operating a horizontal bandsaw. This is particularly important when performing maintenance tasks. Many horizontal band saws are fully enclosed, so that the workers cannot be seen when undertaking maintenance work on the inner parts of the metal horizontal band saw. All workers should be briefed as to what types of necessary communication should be used during the maintenance of a used horizontal band saw.
Small to medium-sized horizontal band saws are available from BAUER, MEBA, KASTO, LISSMAC, and MEP, while it is possible to find a large horizontal band saw, used for the processing of bigger workpieces, produced by manufacturers such as BRAUN, MOESSNER, BRENTA, and AMADA.
You can often find a quality metal bandsaw for sale manufactured by those and other well-known suppliers in our numerous industrial auctions as well as on our regular used horizontal band saw sale page. Please visit Surplex.com regularly as our used machinery offer is constantly being updated or subscribe to our newsletter in order not to miss any future special offers for different types of metalworking machinery. Should you have any questions or requests, our team at the Surplex Customer Care will do their best to help you.