Saws & Saw Blades
Flexible Panel Saw
Holzma is introducing
HPP-250 P is a
flexible panel saw
with features to
sheet goods with a variety of properties. Low melt materials
are cut using the standard misting unit. The misting
unit is easily accessible so filling it with fluid is effortless.
The variable speed main saw motor means you have the
right RPM for any material and blade combinations you
might be cutting. The narrow finger clamps minimize the
gaps in the tables cutting thin brittle material without
fracturing. The patented side pressure device rising from
below the table means that the saw can align thin sheets
as well as a full stack of heavy material. The large air flotation
tables on the front of the machine makes moving
material effortless keeping your operator productive all
day long. The HPP-250 P does not just use UL approved
electric devices, it is electrical system is UL approved. It is
heavily built for years of trouble free operation. The saw is
PC based with a graphically operator interface. In short
this means it is easy to use for your operators. Prompting
them on the steps of cutting.
For more information, contact Amanda Dombeck, Stiles
Machinery Inc., 3965 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
49512, 704-861-8239, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.stilesmachinery.com.
New Saw Lines
Hendrick introduces a complete new line of horizontal panel
saws for the plastics industry; the all new Hendrick CH4,
HC4, NP4 & SS6 Series. These four new models are available
in the following standard lengths of cut: 5’, 8’, 10’ & 12’.
The CH4 Series is an economical solution for automated
panel processing. A user-friendly HMI touchscreen controller
allows for fast and easy programming to increase
productivity. The CH4 offers manual, semi-automatic and
fully automatic cut modes. Key features include variable
saw carriage feed by remote dial for on the fly speed adjustments,
as well as material indexing via closed loop AC Servo
system features precision ground linear ball screw, guide
ways and bearings. The CH4 has a solid back table and
solid pusher, 4” depth of cut and 15hp main blade motor.
The Hendrick HC4 is a high-speed computerized panel
saw configured with a solid back table, solid pusher plate
& gripper combination. The machine is equipped with a
variable speed RPM 20hp main blade motor, material
indexing speeds up to 3000 ipm, 4” depth of cut, spray
mist blade coolant system and hydraulic quick blade
change. The HC4 is available with a Windows 7 based PC
or HMI touchscreen controller; including on-board optimization
software and diagnostics that point to problems
and provide “how-to” solutions.
Hendrick’s heavy-duty NP4 offers a full 4” depth of cut
and is equipped with 25hp main blade motor with 800-
4500 RPM variable speed by AC Inverter utilizing a
remote dial. Dual independent full-length pneumatic pressure
beams, as well as AC encoded front and rear side
aligners maximize positioning and cycle times. Front
mounted pressure regulators allows for quick adjustment
to pneumatic devices during operation. The NP4’s industrial
PC controller comes standard with a digital RPM
readout and ammeter
saw blade load.
Named for its
robust specs as
the premier plastics
saw; the SS6 is
Hendrick’s Signature Series. With solid
back tables and solid aluminum pusher plates between
pneumatic material grippers the SS6 offers the ideal plastics
configuration for processing heavy-duty mechanicals
up to a thickness of 6”. Precision accuracy is ensured by the
magnetic encoded pusher feedback and stout rack and
pinion design. In addition, the machine’s base and back
tables are fly-cut to guarantee extreme levelness, rigidity
and repeatability. Weighing in at an excess of 20,000 lbs.
the SS6 comes standard with a 30hp main blade motor.
Vertical Beam Saw Series
Hendrick’s heavyweight, fully automatic PRO-V vertical
beam saw features Ī.005” of straight line accuracy while
requiring minimal floor space. An operator merely needs
to place the material against the stop, press the button to
activate the hold-down bar and then
press the start button to rip or crosscut
anything ranging from less than
1/2” squares up to 10’ sheets. The
solid table design with solid cut plates
is ideal for plastics applications.
The full-length heavy-duty pneumatic
pressure beam eliminates
any bow in thin gauge
materials while allowing for
cutting of narrow strips. The
PRO-V offers excellent chip collection
with two dust ports and a completely concealed saw
blade. With a saw blade that is “behind” the machine the
operator is never exposed to it during operation. Pressure
sensitive safety tapes along each side of the pneumatic
pressure beam for enhanced safety are standard.
The compact saw offers single blade scoring and three
cutting modes: normal, reciprocating and scoring. Driven
by a 9hp motor, the adjustable saw blade travels on precision machined ways and the 2hp variable speed automatic
saw carriage traverse motor by AC inverter is standard
with speeds up to 75 fpm. The machine’s small footprint
saves valuable floor space.
For more information, contact Whitney Wiggin, Hendrick Manufacturing Corporation, 32-34 Commercial Street, Salem, MA 01970, 978-741-3600, Fax: 978.744.0242, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.hendrickmanufacturing.com.
Vertical Panel Saws
Csaw announced the release of a new specialized
STRIEBIG brochure for plastics fabricators working with
various sheet plastic including polyethylene, polypropylene,
polycarbonates, nylon, PVC, acrylics, thermoset
materials such as phenolics, PaperStone, Trespa, and solid
As an inventor and world leader in vertical panel saw
technology, legendary Swiss-made STRIEBIG saws offer
the widest selection of models, sizes and accessories to
enable the greatest range and flexibility in plastic sheet
cutting up to 10’ x 30’. All STRIEBIG saws cut safely and
easily both vertically and horizontally with great precision,
while taking up a fraction of the floor space of large CNC
beam saws and routers. Stack-cutting sheets is also common
With five models to choose from, including the top-of-the-
line Control model, which features
variable speed automatic travel,
and the full-support
grid for full support
of thin, flimsy
sheets. Cut lists can be uploaded via USB memory stick,
and output can be maximized with the new optional EPS
programmable positioning of the saw head and measuring
stop. Two-speed and variable speed motors are also available
for ultimate control of the finish cut.
For more information contact Dave Bull, Colonial Saw,
Inc., P.O. Box A, Kingston, MA 02364, 888-777-2729/
781-585-4364, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.csaw.com/striebig/plastic.html.
High Precision Saw
Schelling offers the fk4 panel saw
designed and engineered
specifically for high
speed, precision cutting
of plastic panels.
acrylic, PETG, polycarbonate,
PVC, UHMW, phenolics,
mechanicals and other
specially engineered materials.
The fk4 provides extremely tight cutting tolerances and
chip-free cutting of material as thin as .020" without the
use of a protection board. The machine is also equipped
with material recognition software, a saw blade change
database and total panel control features that provide fast
setup times when changing materials.
Additional features include: rigid heavy duty construction;
state-of-the-art material handling technology that
automates the loading, cutting and off loading processes;
on-line remote diagnostics for increased uptime and productivity;
saw blade rpm control combined with blade
cooling; online downloading of optimized cutting patterns
and label printing.
For more information, contact Stephen Bailey, Schelling
America, Inc. P.O. Box 80367, Raleigh, NC 27623, 919-544-0430, Fax: 919-544-0920, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.schelling.com.
Heavy-Duty Plastics Saw
The SCM Sigma 107 Plast designed specifically for cutting
plastics, combines a heavy-duty structure with high performance
making it the ideal
machine for shops
The Sigma 107 is
packed with features
higher blade projection of 4.21”
for cutting thicker materials; a precision engineered,
heavy-duty machine base which ensures maximum
rigidity, supports fast cycling speeds and ensures
vibration free cutting of tight tolerance parts; a large
20hp main motor that can process a wide variety of plastic
materials; a redesigned pressure beam which efficiently
evacuates chips for cleaner parts; a quick blade change
with pneumatic switch (no wrench required); a specially
designed cutting table and clamps that enable chip free
cutting of thin materials; a 4’ rear phenolic table which
supports narrow strips and rods for cross cutting into
small pieces; a variable blade rpm and saw carriage control
for flexibility to produce an optimum finish; on-board
optimization software that increases material yield and
reduces waste; and non proprietary PC with user friendly
For more information, contact Phil Bryant, SCM Group
North America, 2475 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096,
404-759-3534, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
Saw Blades for Plastics
Fabricators of plastic material know
to turn to LMT Onsrud for their
routing tools. These same fabricators
can now turn to Onsrud
for their sawing needs as
Onsrud offers a line of 8”, 10”
and 12” blades for plastic
materials including acrylic, derlin,
ABS, styrene, PVC and nylon.
The line offers premium performance
resulting in cool, clean cutting of
plastic without chipping or melting. The saw blades are
designed to be used on table, miter and panel saws.
For more information, contact Jennifer Neubauer, LMT
Onsrud LP, 1081 S. Northpoint Blvd., Waukegan, IL
60085, 847-932-0269, Fax: 800-557-6720, E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.onsrud.com.
No-Melt Blades for Plastics
Modified triple-chip-grind tooth
style and specially engineered
side clearances make Forrest
Manufacturing's carbide tipped
No-Melt blades the perfect choice
for cutting single or multiple
stacked sheets of plastic without
chipping or melting.
The No-Melt blade is just one
of the many award-winning general-, special- and custom-purpose
blades and dados offered by Forrest
Manufacturing, a family-owned business for more than 50
years. All Forrest blades are manufactured in the U.S. to
exacting standards, using proprietary grinding techniques
and hand straightening. The result is exceptional perimeter
concentricity, an astonishing +/- .001” side runout and
super fine tooth grind for smooth, quiet and precise cuts.
The No-Melt blade is no exception. Its numerous teeth
allow fast feeding of brittle acrylics. Super-hard C-4 micrograin
carbide tips ensure 50 to 300 percent longer life
The No-Melt blade is available in 7” to 20” diameters
with 60 to 120 teeth. It’s particularly appropriate for cutting acrylics, delrins, ABS, styrenes, PVC, and high- and
Forrest blades come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Factory sharpening services for all makes of carbide-tipped
circular blades are provided at reasonable cost.
For more information, contact Jay Forrest, Forrest
Manufacturing Company, 457 River Road, Clifton, NJ
07014, 800-733-7111, Web: www.forrestblades.com.
Plastic Cutting Saw Blades
FTM, Inc., offers a large selection of saw blades specifically
designed and manufactured for cutting all types of plastics.
They stock blades manufactured by General Saw
Corp., a name synonymous with cutting excellence within
the plastics industry. General Saw pays meticulous attention
to every aspect of saw blade engineering and design,
producing precision saw blades, which exceed even the
most critical cutting needs.
Things to keep in mind when selecting a saw blade are
the thickness, hardness, and heat sensitivity of your plastic.
The thinner the plastic the more easily it will chip,
therefore the more teeth the blade will require, the lower
the rake angle, and the thinner the kerf. The harder the
plastic is, the
more likely it is
to chip, also
teeth. Heat sensitive
angle, and more tooth overhang.
Use these guidelines to select the best blade for your
material: use the maximum number of teeth to reduce or
eliminate chipping but cut back on the number of teeth when
smearing (overheating) begins to occur; use a blade with the
thinnest practical kerf; use stiffening collars when possible;
always service your blades at the first sign of dulling.
For more help selecting the perfect saw blade, visit
FTM's website and click on the "SAW-LECTOR GUIDE" for
For more information, contact David Geer, FTM, Inc.,
327 Industrial Drive, Unit 1, Placerville, CA 95667, 530-626-1986, Fax: 530-642-2602, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.123ftm.com.