4 Total Band Saws in Department
Length Tolerance: +.0625/.125
Typical Leadtime: 1-2 days to ship
Band saw cutting is a fundamental technique in metalworking that offers precision, efficiency, and versatility in creating accurate cuts through various types of metals. From industrial settings to small workshops, band saws have become an indispensable tool for professionals and hobbyists alike. We'll look at the basics of band saw cutting as it applies to metal work, address frequently asked questions, and explore its wide range of applications.
A band saw consists of a continuous, flexible steel band with teeth along one edge, which rotates around two wheels to create a cutting motion. The teeth on the band are available in various configurations, such as regular, skip, or hook, each designed for specific cutting purposes. Band saws are available in both vertical and horizontal orientations, allowing for flexibility in cutting different shapes and sizes of metal materials.
Band saws are suitable for cutting a wide range of metals, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and more. The cutting efficiency largely depends on the type and thickness of the metal being cut, as well as the blade's tooth configuration and cutting speed.
Band saws offer several advantages, including:
Selecting the right blade is crucial for optimal cutting results. We at Gateway Metals are experts in choosing the right blade for the job. In choosing a blade, we consider the type of metal, its thickness, and the desired cut quality. A blade with fine teeth is ideal for thin metals, while coarse teeth work well for thicker materials. Additionally, choosing the appropriate tooth configuration can affect the cutting speed and finish.
Vertical band saws are designed for are often used for production cutting of long materials. Horizontal band saws are used for shorter cuts. Horizontal band saws also take up less space, making them suitable for smaller workshops.
Gateway is proud to offer Band Saw Cutting Service in St Louis, MO. Band saw cutting is a valuable technique in the realm of metal work, providing accuracy, efficiency, and versatility. Now that you understand the basics, let Gateway Metals help you harness the power of band saw cutting to bring your metalworking projects to life. Call us at Gateway Metals if you have any questions: (800)229-7842