The RMT Cold Saw Advantage

The Hottest Line in Cold Saws Cold saws get their name because the design of their blades allows heat to dissipate, unlike chop saws that generate a tremendous amount of heat as they wear away at a metal workpiece. Cold saw blades transfer the heat of the cutting process to the expelled chips, keeping the […]

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The Difference Between Manual, Semiautomatic, and Automatic Bandsaws

Picking the Right Bandsaw “I’m going to buy a horizontal bandsaw for my shop,” the new metalworker told his fabricator friend one evening at dinner. “What kind of a bandsaw?” the friend asked. “A metal-cutting saw, of course,” said the novice. “Yes, but there are many kinds. The first questions you need to ask are […]

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Advantage of the Straight Cut Bandsaw

Give it to Me Straight When the band saw was invented, craftsmen were excited to have a tool that could deftly cut through wood—and later metal—so readily. Any time a workpiece needed to be severed at a specific point, the shop’s bandsaw could be powered up to make the cut. Provided it was a straight […]

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