Horizontal Band Saw

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Access Policies • Safety Policies


Introduction

The Kalamazoo KC812W is a horizontal band saw with a clamp size of 8 inches and a vertical window of 13 inches that can cut plastic and metal material of any shape. This saw is particularly useful for cutting long bars, rods, or tubes to length.



How to Start

  1. Get a think[box] Ability Badge: Come to think[box] and ask a Student Worker for an Ability Badge Orientation. They will ask you to read sections of the think[box] Access Policies and Safety Policies and then you will read and sign an electronic Machine Shop Access Agreement. You will be given an Ability Badge, which must be worn at all times when you are using the machine shop. Note, you are not yet approved to use the machines in the machine shop.
     
  2. Review the Study Guide: Read the think[box] Sawing Study Guide and familiarize youself with the parts, terminology, and general safety information pertaining to the saws.
     
  3. Take the Online Safety Quiz: Take and pass the think[box] online Sawing Safety Quiz. You must get 100% on the quiz to pass. Refer to the Study Guide as you take the quiz. If you do not pass the first time, review your answers and make sure you know why you didn't pass, then take the quiz again. You may take the quiz as many times as you need to until you pass.
     
  4. Schedule an in Person Certification Class*: Go to the Online Scheduler to schedule a time to take the think[box] Sawing Certification Class. This is a 1.5 hour class taught by think[box] staff that covers basic sawing safety and operation. Upon successful completion of the class, you will be given a "SAW" sticker for your ability badge that grants you permission to use the think[box] saws during all open hours. 

    * If you already know how to use this equipment, please use the above link anyway and use the comments section of the online scheduler to indicate your level of familiarity with the equipment. Depending on your past experience think[box] staff are willing to expedite the certification process. 


Material

Metal, Plastic, Certain Composites

Regular Price Undergraduate Student Price

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Technical Details

  • Maximum width of material: 8 inches
  • Maximum height of material: 13 inches
  • Fine (10-14 TPI), medium (6-10 TPI), and coarse (4-6 TPI) bi-metal blades are available
  • Built in coolant system

Training Calendar

The horizontal band saw is scheduled on a first come, first served basis, however training sessions do take priority since they are scheduled in advance. Please look at the calendar below to see when the horizontal band saw will be in use. Additionally, you can call ahead (216.368.4976) to see if the machine is in use.