Saw – Band Saw

Kloeckner Metals is proud to offer band saws throughout our network of 40+ North American branches for the efficient and precise cutting of metals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is band sawing?


    Band sawing is a metal cutting process that uses a blade with a continuous band of teeth to make cuts in metal materials. The band saw blade is a long, flexible strip of metal with teeth along one edge, which is driven by a motor and guided by a set of rollers. As the blade moves through the metal material, the teeth on the blade cut into the metal, creating a precise and accurate cut.

    It is a versatile cutting method that can be used to cut a wide range of metal materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. It is commonly used in industrial and manufacturing settings, as well as in metal fabrication shops and construction sites.

    One of the key advantages  is its ability to make straight, accurate cuts through thick or dense metal materials. The blade can be adjusted to different speeds and pressures, allowing for precise control over the cutting process. Additionally, it produces minimal waste material, as the blade cuts through the metal in a continuous loop, rather than removing large sections of material like some other cutting methods.

  • What is the difference between a band saw and a miter saw?


    They are both types of power saws used in the metals industry, but they are designed for different cutting applications and have different features.

    A band saw uses a long, continuous blade with teeth along one edge, which is driven by a motor and guided by a set of rollers. The blade is flexible, which allows it to make curved cuts in metal materials. They can be used for a variety of cutting applications, including resawing, ripping, and cutting curves. They are often used in machine shops, as well as in manufacturing and construction settings.

    A miter saw, also known as a chop saw, is a power saw that is designed to make accurate crosscuts and miter cuts. Miter saws have a circular blade that is mounted on a pivoting arm, which can be adjusted to make angled cuts. The blade is designed to make clean, precise cuts in a variety of materials.

    The key difference between them is in their cutting applications. A band saw is designed to make curved cuts, while a miter saw is designed to make precise crosscuts and angled cuts. While there may be some overlap in the types of materials that can be cut with each saw, they are typically used for different cutting tasks.

  • What products are cut by band saws?


    Band saws are versatile cutting tools that can be used to cut a wide range of metal materials, including pipes, tubes, plates, sheets, bars, angles, beams, and channels. The exact types of materials that can be cut with a band saw will depend on the size and capacity of the saw, as well as the type of blade that is used.

    For example, a large industrial band saw may be capable of cutting thick steel plates and beams, while a smaller portable band saw may be better suited for cutting thinner materials such as tubing or angles. The type of blade used in the band saw will also affect the types of materials that can be cut, as different blades are designed for specific applications and materials.

    Overall, band saws are a versatile cutting tool that can be used for a wide range of metal cutting applications, making them a popular choice in machine shops, manufacturing facilities, and construction sites.

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