One of the objects in the invention to offer a metal band saw with a 35 inch saw improvised with gullets having intermediate of the parallel teeth on both sides of the series of teeth, intermediate of thin sufficient power to get and contain the metal cutter from the metal stock through the cutting process, distinguished form the conventional chin scoop or grinding action, and that would cut the metal with the help of a single continuous stroke. In this way it would be easier and quicker to finish the work instead of trying to use several tools and pulleys. This invention became the first tool to be used commercially and with great success. The continued sales were supported with the new improved type. With the intention and promise of commercial success, the company went on to develop another type of band saw with additional features like an adjustable cutting depth that could be varied and a dual band grinding option.
This second type of metal band saw with a 35 inch saw was later identified as a horizontal bar grind which was designed to give a fine finish on thinner metals with large machining cuts. The horizontal bar grind became the standard for many metal cutting tools that are used in applications where the metal must be ground finer than the other types of blades. The horizontal bar grind is usually made with a series of teeth to give a very deep cut into the metal. It is capable of working well on metals like brass and copper. This invention has been greatly expanded into the production of many different types of metal band saws with various features and capabilities.
Another advancement in the metal band saw family is the vertical band saw. This saw has a vertical band of teeth arranged in a perpendicular position. As a result it is capable of making the same type of intricate or shallow circular or square cuts that can be done using the horizontal types of saws. The vertical band saw uses more teeth in a shorter amount of time than the horizontal ones. Another benefit of the vertical band saw is that it is a very versatile saw and is able to work with both wood and metal in the same product. Most of these saws are used by professional metalworking shops to make fences, chairs, shelves and other products that need to be made from metal.
In addition to these important variations of metal band saw machine, there are some less important characteristics as well. These are the ones that have little impact on whether the product will work or not but can still affect the overall quality of the product. For example the vice is a tool that will get dirty on occasion if it is not cleaned properly. Likewise if the material being cut is rough or has irregular edges then this irregularity will have a negative effect on the accuracy of the cut. By selecting a metal band saw with a finer width of teeth you can eliminate some of these problems.
A higher speed band saw will also help with accuracy. When you are cutting something with intricate detail you want every single corner to be accurate in size and shape. If this is not possible then the job is probably going to fail. This is one reason why a higher speed version is sometimes preferred. Another advantage of these is that they can also work on materials that are thicker than wood. Some saws cannot work on these materials.
Make sure that when you buy a metal band saw machine that it comes with some type of warranty. You want to be sure that if anything does happen to it during normal use that it will be covered. The saw itself should be protected from moisture, so you should look for a saw that is finished with a moisture-repellent coating. When you shop online at your local store you will find a wide variety of saw machines that are available. This will help you narrow down your choice and select the one that will be best suited for your needs.