JMT manufactures horizontal band saws in many various types: manual, semi-automatic and automatic operation, as well as both pivoting and double column design. Band saws are preferable to chop saws for most metal cutting work, as they are quieter, more accurate and easier to operate. They are ideal for straight line cutting, bundle cutting, and making smooth cuts in heavy-duty materials.
Horizontal band saws are a very popular type of saw, and have advantages over vertical band saws. While a vertical saw is good for more complicated cutting of angles, the part has to be moved manually. With a horizontal saw you can clamp the work piece in place and let the saw cut through your metal unattended. The load tension can be set so that it slowly applies downward pressure, and a limit switch can stop it automatically when it has cut through the material.
Browse our selective, innovative and durable line of horizontal band saws below. Remember to check out our dual column band saws that provide superior blade stability, which translates into precision cuts and come highly recommended, especially if you’re cutting stainless steel.
Our horizontal band saws cut straighter and more safely through thick or hard metal, big parts and things like angle iron. Many of our saws have the ability to miter, meaning they will swivel to cut the material at an angle. Our precision line of metalworking horizontal bandsaws provide a cost effective solution for cutting a wide variety of material proﬁles, including solid bars, or I, H, T and other proﬁle shapes. Stock materials can be cut in bundles or singularly using either manual or automatic feed systems. Our various band saw models are equipped with additional standard features to optimize their performance in specific types of environments. We also offer an array of options to further improve your productivity. We offer a wide array of metal cutting solutions that fit your needs and budget.
Benefits of JMT Horizontal Metal Cutting Band Saws
Our well designed metal cutting band saws are capable of cutting a wide variety of materials in many different shapes. Our band saws are made to be fast and inexpensive compared to other types of cutting machines making them ideal for use in automotive industries, steel plants, manufacturing, construction, craft and other sectors. They work especially well with exotic and hard alloys as well as aluminum.
Longer Machine Life
We start by making our metal band saws with a reinforced, rigid frame to minimize deﬂection and vibration during the cutting process. Chassis, body and all other parts are stress relieved after casting and welding. The frame and chassis are connected by chrome plated columns. All mounting surfaces are machined using CNC work stations so all surfaces are parallel. This stringent manufacturing process results in a longer lasting and more precision steel cutting band saw machine.
High quality electrical and hydraulic components, such as Rexroth valves, Siemens and Schneider electrical controls, are used on most models of our horizontal band saws. These quality components eliminate unwanted speed differences when cutting through solid materials resulting in better cut quality with less wear-and-tear on the saw.
Longer Blade Life
Each of our metal cutting bandsaws come with one general purpose bi-metal blade. Different sizes and blade proﬁles can be supplied upon request. Tension on the saw blade can be easily adjusted via a mechanical or a hydraulic tensioning system. Correct tensioning prevents the blade from twisting between the vertical guides. Twisting can cause very thin fractures on the blade that eventually cause breakage. JMT designed and engineered tensioning systems help prevent this, giving you a longer blade life. In addition, a cooling system that uses a special mixture of micronized cutting oil and air is sprayed on the blade to prevent overheating and to increase blade life.
Low Sound Levels
In all of our series of band saws, the pulleys and the direction arms are made using vibration and sound absorbent castings and high-quality bearings. This minimizes sounds caused by vibration.
Lower Material Costs
We make our band saws with carbide metal guides to provide better gap control. Better gap control means less wear on the blade.
Faster Cutting Ability
The helix gear box and electrical motor that drive the pulley are designed to withstand high torque, so our metal cutting band saws have cutting speeds that are higher than other machines in the marketplace.