Bandsaw

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A power saw, the blade of which is a continuous, narrow, steel band having teeth on one edge and passing over two large pulley wheels.

Ferrous metal bandsaws have a cutting speed in the range 20 to 100m/min.

Non-Ferrous metal bandsaws have a cutting speed in the range 80 to 150m/min.

Wood bandsaws have a cutting speed in the range 250 to 1200m/min.


Historical Notes

  1. 1808 The first patent for a bandsaw was granted to William Newberry.
  2. 1846 Mademoiselle Crepin patents a technique that allows the two ends to be fixed together more strongly.

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