JMT sells horizontal band saws of various types: manual, semi-automatic and automatic operation, as well as both pivoting and double column design. Band saws are preferable to chop saws for most metal cutting work, as they are quieter, more accurate and easier to operate. They are ideal for straight line cutting, bundle cutting, and making smooth cuts in heavy-duty materials.
Horizontal band saws are a very popular type of saw, and have advantages over vertical band saws. While a vertical saw is good for more complicated cutting of angles, the part has to be moved manually. With a horizontal saw you can clamp the workpiece in place and let the saw cut through your metal unattended. The load tension can be set so that it slowly applies downward pressure, and a limit switch can stop it automatically when it has cut through the material.