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Trajan 270 Manual Bandsaw

In a smaller-scale metalworking shop, or even a larger shop that doesn’t daily-cut metals, it is important to invest wisely in the right bandsaw for the right purpose. A consideration in this case might be the Trajan 270 Manual Bandsaw. The Trajan 270 Manual bandsaw is a good machine that is built with small-scale metalworking shops in mind. This compact bandsaw takes up a minimum of  floor space. It weighs up to 529 lbs (240 kg) and specializes in cutting normal steel and steel pipes. It uses an 8′ 1” x 1”  wide saw blade, a  1-1/2 HP motor, and with a cutting capacity of materials up to nine …

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Safe Bandsaw Operation

Safe Bandsaw Operation is as obvious as it is important for anyone owning and operating equipment that uses sharp objects at fast speeds. Another seemingly obvious statement would be to say that the bandsaw is not a simple machine to be taken lightly. From the small table top variety of bandsaw to the larger, more complex models, the need of sufficient knowledge and skill in operating these machines is essential to maintaining a safe and stress-free work environment. Saw operators are already aware of the fact that there are dangers involved when working with and even near such a machine. One wrong move could lead …

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Hi-Lo Bandsaw Blades

A brief post about the Hi-Lo Bandsaw Blades usage and features. Most of the blogs about blades include the proper usage of blades and the appropriate work load that would fit for a specific type of blade. Most of the discussion centers around the carbon and bi-metal blades. These two types of blade are the most commonly used blades in the industry today, but what about the Hi-Lo bandsaw blade? This type of blade is useful and special in many ways. The Hi-Lo is a blade that allows for more types of cutting surfaces and an increased rate of cut. It …

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Inconel

Inconel is an austenitic nickel-chromium-based super alloy that is usually utilized in high temperature applications. It can resist corrosion and oxidation, and it is also able to retain and maintain its structural integrity in high temperature environments. Inconel is commonly used in chemical processing, nuclear power, and petrochemical facilities. Because of its toughness, Inconel is an excellent choice for sea and aerospace applications. Inconel is also a material that continues to be a great challenge in the fabricating and metal cutting industries due to its toughness. So, what makes Inconel tough to work? The answer is rapid work hardening. Inconel is …

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Titanium

Titanium has excellent properties that set it apart from other metals. Its durability and strength make it viable for a variety of applications. Titanium can be alloyed with aluminum, molybdenum, iron, manganese, and other metals. It also possesses exceptional corrosion resistance and a high melting point. Titanium has a relatively low density and the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. This is why it is a widely used metal in a variety of engineering applications. These unique properties allow for titanium use in aircraft engines and their parts, spacecraft, missiles, ships, automobiles, prosthetics, architectural elements, and even in oil and chemical industries. Medical, aircraft, …

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Bandsaws and Cold Saws

Bandsaws and cold saws are both made in order to help lessen the burden of machine shops tasked with cutting a variety of materials for industrial use. Both types of machine may be excellent at proving purpose, but these two machines are also quite different. Both the bandsaw and the cold saw differ in the type of blade used during a cutting operation. A cold saw uses a blade with circular teeth made of high speed steel or tungsten-tipped jaws. The cold saw is usually supported by an electric motor and gear reduction unit to control speed. A bandsaw uses a flat, continuous band of metal with …

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Carbide Tipped Band Saw Blades

Carbide Tipped Band Saw Blades . . . are probably the coolest band saw blade ever produced. A must-have in any shop that production-cuts tough and hard materials like metals. Here’s why. First, a carbide tipped band saw blade is a metallic bodied saw blade with highly specialized teeth. A small bead of carbide is welded onto each tooth. They are proportionately cut and then ground sharp onto the saw blade. The result is that the very tips of the saw blade are now stronger than a Bi-Metal saw blade. A carbide tipped saw blade enables for aggressive cutting of materials that …

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