Large production lines tend to use a slight variation of the multi-blade saw called a gang saw.
RAIMANN / DIEMER Multi-blade saw in operation
This multi-blade cutting machine is usually guided through the production process with CNC technology. There is a central computer that is programmed to deliver very precise movements and cuts. This ensures greater speed and accuracy. The wood is fed into a multi-blade saw via a horizontal, low-vibration feed table. The various sawing tools of a multi-blade saw machine are located on a mobile bridge, which is also used to operate the feeding mechanism.
The main moving parts of a multi-blade circular saw are the blades, the mobile clamping unit and the feed mechanism. Manufacturing companies can increase the speed, accuracy and efficiency of production further by adding adjustable saws, anti-kickback devices and automated feeding mechanisms. While all of this equipment can be very expensive for small operations, money can be saved by purchasing a used multi rip saw.