A new line of bandsaws engineered to accommodate and cut large-diameter tubing quickly and efficiently is available from Behringer Saws Inc. HBP-800AXL automatic and HBP-800XL semiautomatic series bandsaws allow companies to save on upfront capital expenditures and avoid buying more expensive bandsaws for everyday cutting while expanding their capability to specifically cut large tubes when needed. The HBP-800AXL and HBP-800XL bandsaws deliver all the performance and capabilities of standard HBP-800 series bandsaws, cutting solid bars and structurals up to 31.5". In addition, these new bandsaws allow for the cutting of tubes up to 39" in diameter. Companies can now purchase a lower cost bandsaw to handle day-to-day production cutting needs at the standard size range while utilizing this additional feature to accept new projects requiring the cutting of large-diameter tubing. All HBP-800 bandsaws are built with a cast iron frame construction and a twin-column parallel down feed design for proper saw blade tensioning to deliver quick, efficient and forceful low vibration cutting for smooth cuts, according to the company. These bandsaws also come with a heavy-duty roller conveyor for quick and efficient handling of heavy materials pre- and post-cut. HBP-800 bandsaws feature a frequency-controlled 14.7-hp main drive motor with a variable-speed range from 55 to 393 sfm, which is selected at the operator's control panel. Hydraulic and hardened clamping jaws on the bandsaw ensures steady and precise cuts at all speeds.
Related Glossary Terms
Machine that utilizes an endless band, normally with serrated teeth, for cutoff or contour sawing. See saw, sawing machine.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
Strip or block of precision-ground stock used to elevate a workpiece, while keeping it parallel to the worktable, to prevent cutter/table contact.
- sawing machine ( saw)
sawing machine ( saw)
Machine designed to use a serrated-tooth blade to cut metal or other material. Comes in a wide variety of styles but takes one of four basic forms: hacksaw (a simple, rugged machine that uses a reciprocating motion to part metal or other material); cold or circular saw (powers a circular blade that cuts structural materials); bandsaw (runs an endless band; the two basic types are cutoff and contour band machines, which cut intricate contours and shapes); and abrasive cutoff saw (similar in appearance to the cold saw, but uses an abrasive disc that rotates at high speeds rather than a blade with serrated teeth).