Vertical band saws (often called contour saws) are different than horizontal saws in that the blade is kept stationary while the material is moved manually against it by the operator. Horizontal band saws, in contrast, move the saw blade down through securely clamped material.
JMT primarily offers a wide line of horizontal band saws, ideal for most aspects of metal cutting fabrication work. While we don’t regularly stock vertical band saws, we build them to order and have them available for any interested customers. Please use our contact form HERE to request more information based on your specific metal cutting needs.
Vertical band saws are useful for making complicated cuts like shapes and curves in a work piece. Horizontal band saws work far better for cutting metal that is large, hardened or in bundles.