Just like a new machinery, a used bandsaw is still regarded as one of the most versatile power tools available due to its ability to cut through about any material. However, you can’t just purchase one without knowing the kind of material you will be working with since it comes in different types. The major ones include vertical, horizontal, portable or handheld. Choosing one requires good knowledge of how each one works and for what purposes it is designed for.
Whether new or used bandsaw, this broader category of bandsaw works by holding the material in place while the blades cuts through it. Once a cut is completed, the tool shuts off automatically to prevent any potential injuries to the worker. A horizontal bandsaw is perfect for cutting longer materials but not so ideal for working on curved lines or more complicated shapes. However, it provides excellent accuracy and precision when dealing with straight lines. It’s also quieter to operate than most saws and offer safer operation with no heat-affected area after each use.
The key difference between this type of saw and its horizontal counterpart is that it is the workpiece that moves through the blade. Also, it’s known to be very versatile for creating complicated lines and shapes that other bandsaws can’t rival. A vertical bandsaw can even perform precise straight cuts, earning a title of an all-rounder power tool. Even a used bandsaw of this type can cut through the workpiece fast and easy. It even features a built in welder that is great to create or repair blades and useful in making interior cuts to the workpiece.
Portable or Handheld Bandsaw
This one is a wise investment if you often need it on the go, or require various cutting jobs in different places. It is also very flexible in cutting curved lines, irregular shapes, and straight cuts. It uses the same technology as to the other types to perform its cuts. It has a continuous band of metal being pulled along by two wheels. Portable bandsaws have so plenty of uses that make them very popular and handy for amateur and large scale workers.
Whichever type of used bandsaw you need for your specific application, Industrial Bandsaw Services is your first stop to get the best machinery you’re looking for.