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Exactly how does the Accu-Square work ?

The Accu-square works something like a slide rule using the Vernier principle. There is a series of 9 holes centered on the guide tube support bracket spaced 5/32" apart and there is a series of 9 holes on the frame mounting plate space 4/32" apart (1/4"). When the guide tube bracket is mounted to the frame mounting plate, only one hole will line up in the front and back and the adjacent holes will show the hole getting smaller as you move away from the front and back holes that line up. Once aligned at the factory, a set screw is inserted into the holes that line up preventing the guide tube bracket from shifting in relationship to the frame.

Can the top guide tube bracket be adjusted on the frame ?

No, the top guide tube bracket is mounted to the frame using square holes in the guide tube bracket and the top frame mounting plate. When attached with carriage bolts in the retraction mechanism, no shifting can occur making the bottom guide tube bracket the only adjustment for squaring.

Are there any other squaring adjustments for the panel saw ?

There are no other adjustments for the compact models but the full size modes have a similar arrangement to the Accu-square, only vertical called the Accu-Fence system. The left roller fence is permanently fixed to the frame. The centers of both fences use square holes and carriage bolts are used to attach the fences to the frame mounting plate. The outside of the right roller fence has an adjustment up or down with the Accu-Fence using the same 1/32" increments of the Accu-Square. This alignment is done at the factory with a specially made 10 foot long straight edge.

How does the bearing system operate ?

The bearing system uses a special bracket that mounts two sealed steel bearings to the top of the carriage. A bottom bracket is used with a third bearing to "load" or put pressure on the guide tubes and top bearings to ensure alignment. This arrangement is done on all four corners of the carriage. Obviously this is a more expensive way of moving the carriage up and down the guide tubes but it provides a smoother, more accurate and longer lasting method of moving the saw carriage versus other panel saws that use a U-bolt and nylon washers instead of real bearings.

What makes your stand different than the other stands in the Panel Saw industry ?

First, unlike other panel saws, our stand is attached when you get the machine. It folds out like a ladder because it uses ladder hinges. It is cross braced for sturdiness and uses a bracket on the top of the leg to prevent the leg from going any further back should the hinge fail. It uses a total of 10 lock nuts. Other panel saw stands use angle iron U-bolted to the frame with no lock nuts.

Why isn't the weight of the panel saw on the wheels all of the time like other panel saws ?

Our panel saw does not have weight on the wheels when it rests on its stand. This is because we don't want the panel saw moving accidentally while in use. A panel saw can shift if someone feeds to fast when feeding material from the side while rip cutting. You have to stand our machine up vertically to get the weight on the wheels to move our machine.

Why don't you use a cam type hub for the rollers like other panel saws ?

Cam type hubs in the rollers are a nightmare to square. No one owns a ten foot straight edge that allows the user to align the rollers. They have to use this method because the fence plate is welded to their frame and with the heating, cooling and twisting that goes on with welding, they needed a way to initially ensure their rollers lined up. We wanted something easier for the user and take out all of the variables in alignment of other machines. To do this, we bolt on our fences to our frame using CNC precision in the parts. Both fences bolt onto the bottom frame mounting plate that is welded to the frame. Because of this, we can have our wheels use a center hub and rely on perfect alignment. This makes the machine much easier to use and maintain for the end user.

What materials can I cut with this machine ?

With the proper cutting head in our carriage you are able to cut any sign substrates you may need to. With the Pivoting Knife plate you cut your soft, floppy materials like corrugated plastics, PVC, and foam board. The ACM rolling shear plate will cut through 3mil Aluminum Composite Material while leaving a safe non-sharp edge on it. Pair the ACM cutter with our Floating Router attachment to make folded boxes. The Makita saw motor can be used to cut everything else including acrylics/plastics, wood, aluminum, whiteboard and other rigid materials.

I have very limited space, can I cut a full size sheet on your compact model ?

Yes, a compact model will hold a full size sheet of 4'x8' or in the case of our compact 64 a 5'x8' You may find on some end cuts or rip cuts that you need extra support temporarily. We offer our Builders Extensions in either a 28" or 56" sizes. These extensions can be bolted on quickly for a job then removed when not needed. This allows you to save floor space.

Is your equipment safe enough for novices in my shop use it ?

Yes! On all of our cutting heads the blades are protected by the insert meaning you would have to reach through the material travel space which is only about 1.75" wide to get to where they are. And with the vertical format the substrate stand against the frame instead of you trying to balance the material on a table saw with exposed saw blade. This makes for a much safer environment where any person with some basic training can safely use our saw.

Do I have to get the saw motor or can I just get the dust free cutters? ?

No. We can put together a package that only includes our dust free cutting heads for you, the Pivoting Knife and ACM Rolling Shear. The saw motor or floating router can be added to the system later should you need it.

How often do I need to make adjustments or re-square your machine ?

Your panel saw frame comes out to you already square. The frame should never need to be realigned. This is because of the Accu-Square alignment system locking the guide tubes to the frame and that the wheels do not adjust so they can't go out of alignment. With this design, your panel saw will never go out of square.

What are the benefits of using a vertical panel saw vs. a horizontal panel saw ?

If you’re mainly breaking down sheet goods, a panel saw is the way to go. A vertical panel saw , unlike a horizontal panel saw, allows for sheet materials, such as plywood or OSB, to be cut vertically taking up much less floor space. On a table saw, or with a track circular saw, you need a lot more horizontal space to make similar cuts. The vertical panel saw saves on shop space. In the case of breaking down large sheets of plywood, a panel saw can be placed near a wall. A horizontal panel saw really needs to be placed in the middle of a space. Consider breaking down a full sheet of plywood. Given how plywood is fed through a table saw, you would need twice the length, at the least. It is also much easier for a panel to be loaded fed through a saw with one man when cutting vertically than opposed to horizontally. The final thing is Safety. Vertical saws have the saw blade guarded behind the carriage making work place injuries by the blade practically impossible. Horizontal saws may have a guard that pivots out of the way when cutting but still allows for a finger or hand to be cut by the saw blade.

Are there any limitations to using a Vertical panel saw ?

Panel saws can only make straight continuous cuts in either the horizontal or vertical axis, no angle cuts. The thickness of the material to be cut is limited by the saw blade configuration and saw – typically a maximum of 1 ¾ inches. Panel saws can generate significant dust when cutting and should be connected to a dust collection system or vacuum cleaner when operating. Plastics may require a special blade and, depending upon the cutting work, additional ventilation. A Table Saw is a more appropriate tool for rip cutting boards.

When would your choose a compact vs. a full size frame ?

Compact frames offer a 60” wide frame and vertical cut height of either 52” or 64”. The compacts are great for shops or home woodworkers that may not have the room for a full size panel saw or for those users who will be taking their panel saw out to job sites. If your cutting needs require a lot of rip, or horizontal, cuts then a full size frame will serve you better. The Full size models are available in cut heights up to 100” and feature a 120” wide frame. Cutting 6 x 10 sheets? Then go with one of our 76” models. Cut heights are available in 52”, 64” 76”, 88” and 100”.

What saws are available for the panel saw and when would you use each ?

We offer the Makita 5007F with our basic and 1000 series saws, These are base model saws for the general use industries, lower sheet counts and smaller depth of cut requirements. Makita Hypoid 5477NB with our 2000 series is used for higher sheet count industrial applications or harder materials like plastic or thicker MDO/MDF Milwaukee 10" 6471-21 saws for the 3000 series is for deeper depth of cut (for Domestic use) Bosch GKS 65 for International use (220 volt).

How many sizes of frames does Saw Trax Make ?

We offer welded steel frames in 7 sizes, all with a powder coated finish,. There are the 52? and 64? Compact frames for cross cuts (5 ft. wide). There are the 52?, 64?, 76? 88? and 100? (10 ft. wide) frames for cross cuts. Rip cutting can be done in either direction so the dimension of the material is determined by the desired cross cut size.

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