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Cutting Aluminium

Aluminium is a relatively soft, durable metal that is lightweight, ductile, and malleable. Its appearance can range from dull, grey, to silver depending on the surface roughness. It is non-magnetic, won’t ignite with ease, and its low density and ability to resist corrosion are due to its being passive (a material becoming passive is being less affected by environmental factors such as air or water). With a continued focus on using lighter materials wherever possible, particularly in the transportation industry, metal fabricators are interested in learning about the best ways to process aluminium materials. Circular saws are used to cut aluminium, but due to …

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Cutting 316 Stainless Steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel — also known as inox steel — is a steel alloy that has a minimum of 10.5% chromium mass content. There are several types of stainless steel, and one of them is Austenitic steel. The second most common Austenitic steel is the 316 grade, also called marine-grade stainless, and is used primarily for its increased resistance to corrosion. 316 has a chemical composition of 16-18% Chrome, 10-14% Nickel, maximum of .08% Carbon, and 2-3% Molybdenum. This composition makes it harder and has a higher rigidity than the other stainless steel. 316 Stainless is used on the …

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Reciprocating Saws

A reciprocating saw, derived from the word reciprocate, meaning to move backward and forward in a straight line, is a type of saw in which the cutting action is achieved through a push and pull reciprocating motion of the blade. Reciprocating saws cut through just about everything short of a rock. It’s the go-to tool for remodeling and demolition. With a recip saw you can cut through lumber even if it’s embedded with nails. It can also cut all common forms of metal: steel, aluminum, copper, and cast iron. But to get the most out of your tool, you’ll need …

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Reciprocating versus Bandsaw

Bandsaw machines are different than reciprocating saws when it comes to the cutting process motion. Compared to a bandsaw machine, which forms a continuous loop of band using a bandsaw blade to perform the cut, the reciprocating saw’s cutting action is achieved through a push/pull reciprocating blade motion. The reciprocating saw is similar to a jigsaw. The user rests his foot against the cutting surface in order to counter the blade’s tendency to push away from or pull towards the cut as the blade travels through its cycle. Most bandsaw machines are found in job shops or any shops that deal with metal cutting …

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Trajan 916SV

A bandsaw offering control and convenience, high quality, and low cost, the Trajan 916SV 9″ x 16″ variable speed metal cutting bandsaw is engineered to perform with high efficiency in a variety of environments. Exclusive features that come standard include a laser indicator to help make quick, precise cuts, and a hydraulic tension meter. The casting base and blade wheel are jointed with a heavy gauge steel saw head for excellent performance with cost economy in mind. A fully adjustable hydraulic down feed controls the rate of descent, the control panel is installed on top of the saw head for more convenient operation, …

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Reciprocating Saws

Back in 1951, The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp manufactured the first reciprocating saw and is commonly referred to as a Sawzall. The Sawzall has a long D-shaped handle and requires both hands to operate. It weighs around 10 lbs, which helps to minimize vibration and provide improved grip. The Sawzall normally has a variable speed trigger and/or controller for simple change of speed if needed. The term reciprocating saw (oscillating saw) applies to any saw that cuts using a back & forth motion. These include the jigsaw, the scroll saw, the saber saw, and the rotary reciprocating saw. The reciprocating saw operates using different blade types: bi-metal, …

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Cut-off Saw Applications

The terms cut-off saw, or chop saw, refer to two distinct classes of power tool: the miter saw; typically used in woodworking, and the abrasive saw; typically used to cut hard materials, such as metals or ceramic. Miter saws are used to make accurate cross cuts and miters on a work piece. Types of a cut-off saw The Manual Miter Saw is suspended on rollers or slides in a metal guide that works with a miter box to allow for accurate cross and miter cuts. Used occasionally in picture framing or by manual woodworking enthusiasts, but have largely been replaced by power woodworking tools. The …

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The Chop Saw

A chop saw is a lightweight circular saw mounted on a spring-loaded pivoting arm, and is supported by a metal base. A stationary power tool that cuts material with a downward, chopping motion. The chop saw (drop saw) is a Miter or Abrasive saw, although both are entirely distinct classes of power tool. The Miter Saw A miter saw is used to make quick, accurate crosscuts in a work piece and at a selected angle. Common uses include framing operations and mold cutting. Most miter saws are relatively small and portable, with common blade sizes ranging from eight to twelve inches. Power …

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HEM Saw H130 Bandsaw Machines

  Gerald R. Harris founded HE & M, Inc. (HEM) in 1964. For fifty years, HEM Saw has maintained its reputation as the manufacturer of quality and durable bandsaw machines. HEM Saw remains a leader in the bandsaw industry, consistently setting the standard with more patented innovations than any other bandsaw manufacturer in the world. HEM manufactures more than 70 different models of production bandsaw. One of their most successful achievements is the H130 Series bandsaw machine. The cutting capacity for this series ranges from 16” x 16” W to 10” x 20” W when cutting shapes. All three use a 10hp motor with 2hp hydraulics. …

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Our Return Policy

SawBlade.com is one of the fastest growing companies selling quality bandsaw blades. Ordering bandsaw blades through our website is straightforward, hassle-free, and completely secure. The types of bandsaw blades listed are detailed with information. We also offer reviews on select blades, machines, and their parts. We provide a section on blade types, measurement, TPI, and thickness, making it fast, easy, and convenient to order. The ordering experience is simple, our website concise, and by the click of a link, details are provided that offer valuable information on every saw blade that include things like size, type, TPI, thickness, and length. If there is an issue with an …

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