When looking through the many different horizontal bandsaws on the market it can be difficult to know which machine will best fit your needs. Scissor type, dual-column, single mitering, auto material feed, capacity… the options can be overwhelming.
KAAST bandsaws are set apart from the competition with a solid cast monoblock construction saw frame that ensures the machine will produce straight cuts, and the blade guides and rollers are carbide to promote longevity. With hydro-mechanical blade tension and an automatic band breakage detection and shut-off feature, this saw is truly a great piece of equipment.
All bandsaws sold by KAAST are at least semi-automatic, meaning the head movement is controlled by a hydraulic piston, and can be raised and lowered by the operator activating the up/down switch. To run the machine, the operator tightens material in the vice and pushes the Start button. The saw will make the cut, then lift the head back to the upper position. Semi-automatic saws are a good fit if you need to make a few cuts in a length of material.
For some fabrication projects, miter cuts will help to give you a more professional product, but when you’re trying to cut corners (pun intended), mitering is the only way to go. KAAST offers an assortment of horizontal mitering bandsaws, with options for a swiveling head or a swiveling vice, each combined with either a scissor type or dual column set up and offered in fully or semi-automatic.
With a swiveling head (a key element of the G and DG KAAST bandsaws) the material is fed into the vice perpendicular to the machine base and the entire blade and housing can be moved to set and cut the desired angle. What is the advantage to this? Production lines can be set up with minimal clearance as the material will always move in a straight line. Disadvantages to this? Price. Enabling a saw head to rotate requires a larger, stronger frame. This increases the price of the machine. However, if you are making a lot of unique miter cuts in a shop with limited space, a swiveling head is worth the investment.