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OEM or Aftermarket Parts

At some point in the life of a bandsaw machine, parts will need to be replaced. The decision to go with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or aftermarket parts will occur. Understanding the differences between the two choices will help in that decision process. OEM parts are made by the manufacturer of the original parts that came with the new bandsaw machine. Some brands get materials for fabricating parts from other independent companies, yet they still manufacture their own bandsaws according to the original design specifications. Aftermarket parts are the opposite. These parts are produced by companies other than the original manufacturer but are made to fit …

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Horizontal and Vertical Bandsaws

Selection of horizontal and vertical bandsaws, like any other decision, depends on things like need, capabilities, and fit. Both can be used for woodworking and in metal fabrication shops. Horizontal bandsaw machines have the capacity to cut materials from soft woods to thick metals. Vertical bandsaw machines are used for cutting wood, metal, and plastic. Horizontal bandsaws hold the work piece stationary while the blade is moving back and forth through a cut. The configuration of the horizontal bandsaw helps to cut long materials. Vertical bandsaw machines need the operator to move the material against the blade to make a …

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