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Woodcutting Radial Arm Saw Models
Original Saw Company produces quality, American-made radial arm saws. These wood cutting machines are capable of a wide variety of applications. Use the saw to make straight cuts, miter cuts, compound miter cuts and beveling, as well as dado operations.
We make motors for all our machines manufactured in our Northern Iowa facility. Producing our own motors lets us hold a high level of quality in our machines.
Totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motors are made with cooling ducts. These cooling ducts move air through the motor laminations. Due to the ducts, the laminations stay cool. Having an enclosed motor keeps the internal part of the motor sealed from dust and contamination.
In addition our motors also offer the added benefit of an integrated electro-mechanical brake system. The brake system continues to operate even if the power drops out. Electronic brake systems can not compete with the durability or reliability of our electro-mechanical brake systems.
Crosscut Power Saws
We developed the Crosscut Power Saws in our Northern Iowa facility to safely and effectively make simple crosscuts. These saws easily cut wood, wood products, composite material and plastics and make crosscuts of up to 18″.
All cutting is done safely inside of a cutting box under a Lexan polycarbonate top. While the saw is in operation, the machine pulls the sawdust back into the machine. Next, the dust port removes the dust on the back side of the frame. It is the perfect combination of efficiency, precision and safety.
The Semi-Automatic Crosscut Power Saw features a semi-automatic cycle. An operator pushes a button and the blade becomes visible as it cuts through the material.
How does this work?
- First slide the material into the side of the saw and under the Lexan top.
- Secondly, clamp it into place using manual or pneumatic clamps.
- Next, merely push the button to activate the cycle. The carriage moves radially forward and cuts the material. On these models, the carriage stroke is controlled by the adjustable stops on the right side of the machine.
- Lastly, the carriage returns to its home position under the machine’s cover.
Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws
Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws are able to do a wide variety of cut-off work. Make cuts through aluminum, steel, brass, bronze, plastics, and fiberglass. Not only can the Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saw make straight cuts, some models can also do miter cuts, bevel cuts, and compound miter cuts.
These Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws are available as manual or semi-automatic models.
Cutting non-ferrous material such as aluminum, copper and soft brass is done effectively on the Original Saw Metal Cutting Series. Above all, blade choice is an important factor.
First, consider the wall thickness of the material. Most of the time extruded aluminum is being cut. If the wall thickness is under 1/8”, choose a high speed steel blade with approximately 250 to 300 teeth. On the other hand, if the wall thickness is 1/8″ or greater, use a carbide tipped non-ferrous blade with a negative 5 degree hook. Using this type of blade will lower the chance of the blade grabbing the material and will provide a smooth finish.
Secondly, consider the stiffness and shape of the extrusion. If your extrusion has a thin wall with a flat area, flex may occur during cutting. In addition, there is a chance the wall may chatter during cutting. This can cause the carbide teeth to chip or break if the material is too thin.
Thirdly, in most non-ferrous cutting applications we recommend a mist coolant system The mist coolant system will extend blade life and cut quality will be improved. Not using a mist coolant will allow the blade’s gullets between the teeth to “clog up” with material. This will require more frequent blade sharpening.
To summarize, look at the wall thickness, stiffness and the shape of the extrusion. Equally important is choosing the proper blade and considering a mist coolant system. This will result in quality cuts.
Original Saw Beam Saw
The Horizontal Beam Saw is an important tool to boost production. Weighing in at 1500 pounds, it is made of cast iron, cast aluminum, a box tubing beam, and a steel frame. Due to its durability, this hefty machine can be used two to three work shifts per day in an industrial setting.
In addition to the many hours this saw can “work”, it has the ability to make long 64″ crosscuts. Its powerful motor lets the Beam Saw cut several pieces of material at a time. When the Electronic Powered Cross Feed is added to the Beam Saw, it becomes a semi-automatic machine. Include a Pneumatic Clamping System to further customize the cutting process.
They are used by companies that need to make deep and long cuts. A beam saw can cut up to 64” long and 8” deep. Features that are important to beam saw owners are power and a variety cutting options.
Due to these features, many of the saws are found in the following industries: curtain wall, metal roofing, panel production, steel buildings, conceptual model production, canopy manufacturing and logging.
The Beam Saw comes standard with a manual chain crank carriage feed and a T-slot extruded metal table with manual clamps.
Radial Arm Saws.
Crosscut Power Saws.
Original Saw Company is the industry leader in American made cutting equipment.
We manufacture Radial Arm Saws, Beam Saws, Crosscut Power Saws, Saw Extension Tables, Saw Measuring Systems and Miter Saw Stands.