Properly maintained cold saw blades should last a long time, even with extensive use. One tip to prolong the life of your saw blade is to be meticulous when changing the blade on your saw. Listed below are simple, yet critical practices to follow every time a blade is changed.
A properly maintained cold saw blade should last a long time, even with extensive use. Circular cold saw blades can endure as many as 800 to 1,000 cuts before needing to be sharpened, and they can be sharpened up to 30 or 40 times during the lifespan of the blade.
Here are five tips to remember to get the most life out of your saw blade.
Scotchman Industries has always had a close relationship with the Philip, SD community and the local high school (PHS) is no exception. Throughout the years Scotchman has opened their doors to high school students, enrolled in the School to Work (STW) program, who are interested in the manufacturing field.
For a majority of the 17-18 school year, PHS Senior Colton C. joined Scotchman's team of Engineers to learn the ropes and gain real life experience working in the Engineering Department.
If there's anything we love to see at Scotchman, it's satisfied customers and the incredible things they are building with the help of our machines. What’s even better is knowing that our sawing systems and ironworkers are allowing our customers to bring their work back in-house.We’re proud to share this story about Paul Terpstra and his company, Motis Inc. , and how our GAA-500-90 saw has been beneficial in his production process.
Our machinery is constantly going on tour. Make your shop our next stop!
We have 16 mobile demonstration vehicles located throughout the lower 48 states. Each demo vehicle is equipped with a range of hydraulic ironworkers, circular cold saws, tube and pipe notchers, and measuring systems ready to demonstrate at your place of business.
So, what are the benefits of scheduling a product demo with us? Keep reading to find out!
When a fabricator purchases an ironworker they are purchasing the swiss army knife of the metal fabricating world. Our Hydraulic Ironworkers have multiple standard options for each built-in work station, not to mention the multitude of options for customized tooling within each station.
The punch station is no exception, the possibilities are endless when working with our team of qualified engineers. Over the years, Scotchman's team of engineers have designed and manufactured thousands of special sizes and shapes of punches and dies for unique applications.
The Benefits of Custom Tooling
The struggle is real when trying to use a standard punch and die set to punch a hole close to the web on a piece of angle iron, as it restricts just how close you can get to the edge. Punching close to the web shouldn't be a struggle. It's not when you use an offset die. By using an offset die you are able to get within 1/4" of the web.
Standard vs. Offset
On a hydraulic ironworker, punching takes the place of drilling and is proven to be more efficient. Punching gives you the ability to produce holes of varying shapes and numerous sizes in a timely manner. In order for your ironworker punch station to be efficient in saving you time and money, the operator needs to know the proper ways to operate it.
One thing to remember is to NEVER punch material thicker than the diameter of your punch, doing so will increase the risk of your punch shattering and will put your operator in danger. This is just one thing to think about when using the punch.
How to Change a Punch and Die
We’ll be taking our ironworkers, circular cold saws, and other metal fabrication products to THREE different locations in North America so metal fabricators across the continent can see first-hand how our machines have the ability to add value to their businesses.
At Scotchman, we’re always looking for opportunities to make connections with fabricators and businesses–– learning about their metal fabrication needs and discussing how our products and dedicated sales and service teams can help.
Although it’s still a few months away, registrations are officially open for FABTECH Mexico and FABTECH Canada. Keep reading for a preview of both events, and learn why you should make plans to visit the Scotchman booth!
Today's U.S. manufacturers are facing an impending skills gap as a generation of manufacturing workers prepare themselves for retirement. In the future, it is likely that U.S. manufacturers will try to bring back millions of factory jobs, to the United States, at the same time the industry is experiencing an increase of retirements from the aging workforce. If this prediction is correct, the manufacturing skills gap will continue to grow and create an even greater challenge for American manufacturers. The shortage of skilled workers is a serious challenge which needs to be addressed with high priority.