|Choosing a Panel Saw package|
|Choosing which saw for your panel saw|
|Additions to your Panel Saw package|
|Choosing a Panel Saw frame|
|Carriage Inserts, increase capabilty|
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Your one panel saw can cut almost all sheet goods with the proper cutting insert!
In the wood working industry, a router can be swapped for the saw saving the cost of a panel router. Our standard saw can be upgraded to a worm drive (2000 Series) for heavy duty use or a 10" saw (3000 Series) for a deeper depth of cut or for cutting melamine.
In the Sign industry a razor knife, scoring razor knife or rolling shear insert can be swapped for the saw to make dust free cuts. A floating router can be used to score Dibond for making bends.
From the garage shop to the industrial production plant, we have the right size frame and saw type to cut all of your substrates from plywoods, plastics, PVC, aluminum, aluminum composites, MDO, MDF, Melamine, Veneer plywood, and so on.
Your time is money. Our goal is to make your cutting jobs easier and you more productive. We design our sheet cutters from the user's perspective; "What would I want if I were buying this?" That is why we are the fastest growing panel saw company!
International orders have the option of a Bosch GKS 65 saw, a converter to use a 110 volt saw or to purchase with out a saw to put a local saw in the machine once it arrives.
The quality of your cuts are dependent on using a quality blade for the material to be cut. We carry 7 1/4" saw blades designed for cutting aluminum, plastics and wood. See other accessories.
It is used as an extra hand to hold material in place so no one tries to put their hands under the carriage. Great for holding small or narrow pieces in place. Now clamps a full 48" sheet!
Rolling Share for Dibond, cuts with rounded edges and does not bend drop.
There are just a few basic considerations when choosing a frame size.
First is frame width.
"Compact" Frames are perfect for space restricted shops or for taking to the job site.
They offer big machine cutting capabilities in a smaller size frame. The Compact Frame is offered in two cross cut sizes, 52" and 64". The Compact 52 offers 52" cross cut and unlimited rip cut from either direction. The user supports the material off the frame. The builders extensions may be a consideration or a later add on to give you a 10' wide base. The Machine width is 65.5" wide compared to other model compact of 60" giving you 10% more material support.
This frame size is offered with the Basic, Classic, Varsity Package or a Sign Makers Package.
"Full size" Frames feature a standard 10' wide welded steel frame. They are ideal for ripping 8' sheets on a regular basis. This frame comes in 52", 64", 76", 88" and 100" frame sizes. Rip cutting is unlimited in either direction. Packages for this frame size are the 1000 series, 2000 series, 3000 series and Sign Makers package. The 52, 64, and 76, frame sizes are assembled. The 88" and 100" must be disassembled once built for shipping.
How much room do you have? If you will need to move it to use it, the Compact frame width is better. If it is going to be stationary, material handling and cutting is easier on the Full Size frame. A compact frame needs as much space to rip a sheet as a full size frame and it's easier to handle sheets on a full size frame.
Your second consideration is frame height or cross cut capability. We recommend a frame that will cut the biggest sheet you currently cut or could foresee cutting. Having a larger cross cut is like having money in the bank. If you need it, it's there. Example, "We only use 4 by 8's for crating. In one instance we needed to cut 30" squares out of MDO for small table tops. If we used a 52" machine, we could only cut 4 X 8's and get only 3 table tops per sheet. Since we use a 64" cross cut machine, we were able to cut 6 table tops out of a 5 X 8 sheet. The savings from material paid for the difference of the taller frame."
What saw do you need? For most applications, the Makita 5007 saw will do the trick. This saw is used in the Classic, Varsity, Sign Makers and 1000 series of panel saws.
When cutting 50 or more sheets a week or thick plastic sheets, we recommend the Skil Worm Drive saw in the 2000 series. Its worm drive motor has the low end power that keeps if from getting bogged down.
When needing a deeper depth of cut or wanting to use your 10" table saw blades for a finer cut quality, the 3000 Series of panel saws should be where you look. With the dust brush removed, you can get a 2.875" depth of cut. When needing a really good cut on Melamine we recommend this saw with a Hi AT blade. Call for blade recommendations.