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Vertical and Horizontal Bandsaws - What are the differences?

Examining the differences between a vertical and horizontal bandsaw.

Vertical and Horizontal Bandsaws - What are the differences?

Examining the differences between a vertical and horizontal bandsaw.

Both types of machines are very useful in the workshop. Often vertical bandsaws are found in smaller workshops whereas horizontal bandsaws, due to their higher power usage, are used in industrial workshops. The description of the bandsaw type, vertical and horizontal, is referring to the direction the blade is rotating and the axis on which the material is being cut.

Vertical Bandsaw
An Example Vertical Bandsaw

Vertical Bandsaws

Vertical bandsaws have a blade which continuously rotates allowing for a smooth flexible cutting action. This makes it the ideal saw for cutting curves and complex shapes. In order to accomplish this the blade remains fixed in an upright position while it moves and the work piece is guided through the blade.

Manufacturers of vertical bandsaws include Bauer, Fuho, Danobat and Bomar.

Read about some recent installations of vertical bandsaw at Expanded Metal and the world's largest vertical bandsaw.

Click to view the current range of vertical bandsaw available from Prosaw Limited.

Horizontal Bandsaw

Horizontal bandsaws
An Example Horizontal Bandsaw

The above form of cutting differs from the horizontal bandsaw which is most commonly used for cutting lengths of material such as metal tube, bar stock and structural material.as well as solid profiles and many other types of material. The workpiece is held static by a vice while the blade moves across running in the horizontal direction and down to cut through the material.

Read about some recent installations of horizontal bandsaws at Varatio Limited, NeoNickel and Copper Alloys Limited.

Prosaw have a vast range of horizontal bandsaws including manual bandsaws, semi-automatic bandsaws and automatic bandsaws.

For more information and to discuss your bandsaw requirements pleae call us on 01536 410999 or contact us online.

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