New Horizontal Bandsaws for sale.
Machine Tools Online supplies new, semi-automatic and fully automatic horizontal bandsaws for cutting round and square bar, steel sections and tubing. Cutting can be done at 90 and 45 degrees. We sell, service and guarantee our horizontal, swivel and vertical bandsaws in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia. Looking for used sawing machines? Click here.
New! From 180mm to 460mm capacities!
- Supplied with 6 month guarantee
- Automatic or manual feeding
- Cuts at 90 or 45 degrees (optional)
- Varying motor capacities
- Hydraulic down feed
- Optional swivel base rotates between 45 and 90 degrees
- Multiple blade speeds
- Coolant pumps
- NC controls
What is a horizontal bandsaw?
A bandsaw utilises a continuous saw that is powered to cut materials such as steel. Brushes or brushwheels are sometimes used to remove chips from the blade as it exits the material. Bandsaws are available in vertical and horizontal designs. Band speeds range from 40 feet (12 meters) per minute to 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) per minute.
Horizontal bandsaws may employ a gravity-fed blade or the rate of descent may be controlled by a hydraulic cylinder bleeding through an adjustable valve. When the saw is set up for a cut, the operator raises the saw by hand and the material is clamped in place and the saw is turned on, the blade slowly descending into the material, cutting it as the band blade moves. When the cut is complete, a switch is tripped and the saw automatically turns off.
Advancements have also been made in the bandsaw blades used to cut metals. The development of new tooth geometries and tooth pitches have produced increased production rates and greater blade life. New materials and processes such as M51 steel and the cryogenic treatment of blades have produced results that were thought impossible just a few years ago. New machines have been developed to automate the welding process of bandsaw blades as well. Ideal computerized welding machines, setting and cut to length machines and contributions from other manufacturers continue to increase productivity.