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Forum topic by Sylvain posted 06-04-2021 07:23 AM 665 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2021 07:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Does anybody ever see or used this type of band saw:
https://www.acmitaly.it/en/swing-640-2-p36

Of course it is not for the hobby worker (unless one is rather rich).
Not for my 2 m X 3 m workspace either.

No kick back risk.
Safe panel cutting.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn


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#1 posted 06-04-2021 12:02 PM

It an old concept called a ships saw. Main use was cutting wood for boats and ships.

They came in a lot of different sizes. This is a really big one.

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#2 posted 06-04-2021 02:00 PM

Sears/Craftsman made a 14” bandsaw with tilting head. I find it quite useful at times.

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#3 posted 06-04-2021 02:10 PM

interesting to see it is not a new idea.

Although, it is not clear if, as real ship saws, those new ACM saws can be tilted while cutting .

In this video there is a demonstration with a saw which has been used to build wooden mine sweepers for WWII and after.
When I made my military service in 1977/78, Belgium was still using those ships. I have been on one built in 1952.
Nowadays, mine hunters are in fiberglass.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#4 posted 06-04-2021 08:49 PM

Me want.

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#5 posted 06-05-2021 05:16 AM

Great video. It took me back fifty years. We were building commercial fishing boats in New Westminster B.C. and I was cutting the planks on a 42” Crescent ship saw pretty much like these. As I was feeding the plank and following a pencil line, a helper was standing on the table turning the bevel by cranking a wheel on the crescent frame.
When I marked out the plank I wrote the bevel numbers along it’s length about every two feet. The “bevel turner” read them and cranked the wheel to gradually change the angle of the saw as we proceeded down the plank.
I wish I had a video but back then I didn’t even take pictures at work.
The saw was so big that it’s base was a foot or so below floor level.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 06-05-2021 04:07 PM

That is a cool video, I have never seen anything like it. Thanks for posting it.

-- John

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#7 posted 06-19-2021 10:54 AM

I just realised those new(?) saws work in the same direction as a sliding table saw and not in the same direction as the traditional band saws.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#8 posted 06-19-2021 02:26 PM

Okay, I want one of those saws!

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#9 posted 06-20-2021 05:59 AM

Tilt head band saws been around long time.

Can buy American made version of tilting head band saw from Tannewitz, a model B-11:
https://www.tannewitz.com/tannewitz-products/b-11/

HydMech produces several models of tilt head band saws, primarily designed for metal cutting:
https://www.hydmech.com/vertical/

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#10 posted 06-20-2021 10:37 AM

Loved that video! Thanks.

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#11 posted 06-20-2021 11:02 AM

There was one of these “ships” band saw for sale in Portland Maine a couple of weeks ago.

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#12 posted 06-20-2021 12:48 PM

If I recall correctly, most of the larger floor bandsaws tilt the table rather than the blade. I know the HArvey C-14 I bought tilts. So you can get a somewhat limited capability to make angled cuts on a bandsaw. I like the tilting blade idea a lot better than the tilting table.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#13 posted 06-20-2021 06:11 PM



It an old concept called a ships saw. Main use was cutting wood for boats and ships.

They came in a lot of different sizes. This is a really big one.


That is one fantastic machine. If I had one like that, I would install some guards around the opening in the floor; looks too easy to fall/step into.

- Kudzupatch


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#14 posted 06-21-2021 02:53 PM

- Earls,
moving ship parts on a tilted table would be very difficult, while it seems relatively easy when looking at Louie Sauzedde video (link in comment #3)

and as you can see, he changes the angle continuously while cutting.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#15 posted 06-21-2021 04:24 PM

Sylvain, I’ve done both and you are correct. It can be done but the bigger the pieces the better it is to have a ship saw.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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