Horizontal pivot action manual bandsaws are available as either pull down or gravity feed machines. Some saws can be easily switched to either pull down or gravity feed machines. Prosaw quality machines include those manufactured by Bomar, Bauer, Karmetal, and Waytrain.
We are eager to help you find the best fit for your budget for cutting mild steel, stainless, super alloy, non ferrous materials including aluminium profiles and solid plastic, sections, tube and solids.
A manual band saw usually has a clamping vice assembly that is closed with a hand wheel. A number of machines are also equipped with a quick action lever that withdraws the moving vice jaw a small distance from the material so that it can be advanced to the cutting position prior to cut.
Straight & Mitre
The heavy build of some manual bandsaws lend themselves to the straight cutting of billets, others are designed with a swinging bow for easy mitre cutting.
Pulldown saws have a lever with handgrip, sometimes fitted with a trigger switch to start the blade, so that the bow can be pulled down at a controlled rate. The bow is manually lifted following the cut. These compact machines usually offer a larger cutting capacity than circular saws of similar cost or size.
A gravity downfeed machine has a bow that descends at a rate that is controlled by an adjustable precision valve. The bow is raised by a handle fitted to the bow.