Go Back OFN Forums > Shop and Tool Talk > In The Shop

In The Shop Shop talk, shop tools & fixtures, shop wear, anything for the shop that is not covered in another forum.


In The Shop Shop talk, shop tools & fixtures, shop wear, anything for the shop that is not covered in another forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-31-2016, 01:24 AM
Scrambled's Avatar
Scrambled Scrambled is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KY
Posts: 430
Got a new bandsaw

I found a new to me bandsaw and was able to talk the financing department (wife) to let me get it. It is a Cosen SH-1016 mitering bandsaw with a 1 inch blade.

The only thing I don't like about it is the crank handle for closing the vise. I might look for a way to add an air or hydraulic cylinder for the vise closer. The saw already has a hydraulic pump and cylinder to raise and lower the head.

What do you think?


Steve

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-31-2016, 10:47 AM
R.DesJardin's Avatar
R.DesJardin R.DesJardin is offline
Designer & Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Clarkston, WA
Posts: 390
Very good looking saw.
Every time I use my saw I wish I have a powered vise of some sort. It only needs to move for clamping about 1/16". I would think adding a pancake cylinder to the existing moveable jaw and then add a lock to keep the moveable jaw in place. Keep in mind I'm usually cutting 10-30 of the same parts. A long cylinder just to move the movable/clamping jaw would probably stick way out past the machine frame, but that's not saying it can't be done. Hydraulic would be preferred for larger material holding and is somewhat easier to control speed on.
I like the idea of keeping the original jaw functional since not all material requires the same clamping force.
__________________
Need, Design, Build, Use, repeat........
http://www.radesignsproducts.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-01-2016, 10:30 AM
Graham08's Avatar
Graham08 Graham08 is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denver, NC
Posts: 1,724
Nice looking saw! Every time I've seen the brand Cosen mentioned it's been in the context of higher-end industrial quality equipment.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-09-2016, 06:11 PM
Scrambled's Avatar
Scrambled Scrambled is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KY
Posts: 430
Spent two days using the new bansaw. I have been using a cold saw to miter with. Now i think I have been converted.

The saw has a auto open function. Once the cut is finished , the saw raises to a set point.

Now to get the clamps to open after the cut!


Steve
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-09-2016, 06:15 PM
R.DesJardin's Avatar
R.DesJardin R.DesJardin is offline
Designer & Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Clarkston, WA
Posts: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrambled View Post
Spent two days using the new bansaw. I have been using a cold saw to miter with. Now i think I have been converted.

The saw has a auto open function. Once the cut is finished , the saw raises to a set point.

Now to get the clamps to open after the cut!


Steve
The reset lift is so handy, I added that to by little Jet band saw, and on my big saw I installed an air lift cylinder the lifts the saw arm to an adjustable stop but is activated by a toggle switch right now.
__________________
Need, Design, Build, Use, repeat........
http://www.radesignsproducts.com/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-09-2016, 06:35 PM
Scrambled's Avatar
Scrambled Scrambled is offline
Master Fabricator
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KY
Posts: 430
This saw uses hydraulics to raise and lower the head. It has the screw for opening and closing the clamps. A cylinder, solenoid valve, pressure regulator, and a few relays is all I think I need to convert the clamp to hydraulic.

Steve
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Template-Modifications by TMS
Copyright 2012, Offroad Fabrication Network