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Manual Bandsaws

Manual Bandsaws

Manual Bandsaws – Baileigh has a manual bandsaw for almost any budget or capacity. From a portable metal-cutting band saw to a massive industrial model, our saws will give you many years of productivity.

Why choose a manual band saw from Baileigh?

  • Cast iron bow and head – We designed our bandsaws to resist vibrations, ensuring accurate, professional cuts.
  • Electro-welded steel framework – The heavy construction of each horizontal band saw helps ensure that the blade cuts straight and true.
  • High-quality components – We work closely with our factories to make sure that our band saws are built for reliability from the bottom up.
  • Adjustable blade guides – Our blade guides can move as close to the material you’re cutting as possible.
  • Included standard size blade – Baileigh band saws accept blade sizes you can buy just about anywhere. Each machine comes with a blade to start.
  • Parts typically in stock – If you need a replacement, we’ll ship it to you as soon as possible from our Wisconsin headquarters.
  • 1-year warranty – We’ve got you covered.
  • Lifetime technical support by phone – Our team of knowledgeable reps is here to answer your questions and address problems.

Is a manual band saw right for you?

  • A manual saw lets you control the cutting cycle at your own pace. They’re perfect for small production runs and one-offs.
  • Manual saws are often less expensive than semi-automatic or automatic saws.
  • Need a saw that manages the cutting cycle without operator control? Check out our semi-automatic band saws.
  • If you need a saw that handles bundling and transitions between cuts, go with an automatic band saw.
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What is MMA welding?

What is MMA welding?

What is MMA welding? – Manual Metal Arc Welding, often known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), stick welding or just arc welding, is a welding process where a coated consumable electrode (or stick) is used to lay the weld using MMA Welders.

An electric current produced by the welding power supply is used to create an arc between the electrode and the metal to be welded. The arc melts the core of the electrode to produce drops of molten metal to create the weld. The flux coating of the electrode also melts and produces a shielding gas and provides a layer of slag which protects the weld from any contamination in the atmosphere. The slag layer needs to be removed after each weld.

What are the benefits of MMA welding?

Cost – MMA welding machines are relatively low cost and the operating costs are also lower than with other welding techniques.
Mobility – MMA welding machines are compact and lightweight making them easily portable and ideal for use anywhere.
Simplicity – the equipment is relatively easy to operate and the procedure is simpler than some other welding processes.
Flexibility & versatility – whilst MMA welding is used primarily for welding steel (including stainless steel) and iron, it can also be used for a wide variety of other metals including aluminium, nickel and copper alloys. It is also the most effective process for welding outdoors as it less likely to be affected by weather conditions than MIG or TIG welding.

What are the disadvantages of MMA welding?

Quality – MMA welding often produces quality issues which can affect either the strength or the appearance of the weld or both. The most common problems are weld spatter, porosity, poor fusion, shallow penetration and cracking.

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How to pressure wash a patio

How to pressure wash a patio – Using a pressure washer to get rid of all the algae, lichen and moss that’s covering your patio can help you skip the hard work of using a manual scrubbing brush. Their powerful pump and narrow nozzle make pressure washers blast water in a forceful spray, which will remove dirt and grime quickly while using water more efficiently than a normal garden hose.

Step 1
Clear your patio completely by removing all furniture, ornaments and pots.

Step 2
Using a broom, brush away any loose debris such as leaves and dirt.

Step 3
Connect your hose and ensure that water is running freely before you begin. Allow water to flow through the machine to remove any air locks. Please note the hose should be a minimum of 7.5m in length and ½ inch thick. If you’re using a hose reel, this should be fully unwound and free of kinks to ensure a constant water flow. To connect your hose you will require two universal connectors and a tap adapter for your garden tap.

Step 4
Connect your pressure washer to the mains electricity supply then turn it on to pressurize the system.

Step 5
Before you start cleaning your patio, you could apply detergent to the surface to help dissolve dirt and make the patio easier to clean. Some detergents also have special properties that will help reduce the build-up of dirt going forwards and will also protect your surfaces from weather damage. Specific detergents are available for stone, wood and vehicles, each with specially designed formula to suit the task.

Step 6
Some dirt and organisms like lichens can be hard to remove using a standard lance or patio cleaner. Most pressure washers come with a rotary pencil jet nozzle that can provide up to 80% more power. By switching to this lance you can ensure even the most stubborn dirt can be removed. It is important to note that the increased power of these lances means they should only be used on hard surfaces such as stone or brickwork, sensitive surfaces such as wood or vehicle paintwork may be damaged if cleaned with this type of lance.

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What is bevel cutting?

What is bevel cutting? – Bevel cutting is the process of cutting a part with an edge that is not perpendicular to the top of the piece. This is done to increase the surface area of the edge for a stronger, more secure weld. There are many different types of beveled edges. The edges are described throughout the industry by the English letter the cut most closely resembles when looking at a cross-section. Common bevel types include V, A, X, Top Y, Bottom Y, and K.

Although it is possible to cut a beveled edge using a handheld cutting tool, most often beveled edges are cut by a specialised bevel torch and plasma cutters or cutting head mounted on a CNC cutting table, pipe and tube cutter, or beam processing machine.

Traditionally, bevel cutting required considerable trial and error because of the number of different types of bevel cuts. However, newer technology such as Hypertherm True Bevel™ has significantly improved the speed, repeatability, and accuracy of bevel cutting. This is done by embedding common parameters into software used to control the movement of the bevel cutting torch or cutting head.

Trends in bevel cutting:

  • Beveled edges are a necessity for weld preparation and other final assembly methods
  • Increased productivity demands combined with increasing labor costs and a shortage of experienced operators are leading companies to adopt automated bevel technologies
  • Automated technologies promise improved accuracy and repeatability for increased throughput