What to Look For When Purchasing an Automatic Band Saw

The RB-1 Automatic Band Saw comes with a variety of features to make woodworking more convenient and safe. The band saw cuts any type of hard, frozen, or laminated material into consistent, standardized sections. This makes it much easier to work with, since all cuttings are uniform in size and shape. All the movement of the band saw (fees, cutting speed, cutting depth, and more) is programmed into the metal band, and controlled electrically.

Most automatic band saws come with a variable cutting angle and center alignment. When either of these features is used, the machine is capable of cutting at various angles. Because of this, the operator can change the cutting angle and center alignment on the fly without having to stop the band saw, reset the machine, and start over. With the use of an optional contractor table, any angle can be easily adjusted during operation. Some models offer manual adjustments, too.

Newer automatic bandsaws have also been introduced that feature the use of a sliding cutting surface. These surfaces are usually made of stainless steel or aluminum, and feature grooves that allow for the easy insertion and removal of various materials. When used with wood products, this feature makes it possible to smooth out cuts that are unevenly spaced. A special slide or sliding rail is used to accomplish these changes, and eliminates the need to completely redesign the saw’s cutting depth and style. It is, however, important to use the correct type of sliding rail for the intended material.

In addition, newer automatic bandsaws have the option of hydraulic power. Hydraulic power allows the machine to function more quickly, making it easier and less tedious to complete multiple projects. However, there are some drawbacks to using hydraulic power, especially when the operator is not experienced with larger machines. It can be harder to manually adjust the cutting depth on a horizontal bandsaw that uses hydraulics.

If you plan to purchase an automatic band saw, it is important to be well-informed about its operating procedures in order to avoid accidents and ensure maximum safety. One of the most important safety features to look for is a safety fence that prevents workers from accidentally cutting into the machinery. Some chainsaw models have an adjustable safety fence that allows it to be fully adjusted, while others do not.

Another safety feature to look for is a circular saw that includes guard panels. A circular saw has many blades working simultaneously, which means it can quickly and accurately cut through many different types of materials. However, when the blades are spinning at extremely fast speeds, the chances of pieces being thrown off into the air are greatly increased. Guards are placed around the perimeter of the blade so that pieces that get thrown off do not damage the motor or any other parts. Without a guard, blades could become very sharp and injure people or other equipment.