Abstract: A band saw including a frame, at least two, spaced apart, rotatable wheels supported by the frame, a blade looped around the wheels, where rotation of at least one wheel causes the blade to move around the wheels, a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and the blade, and a reaction system configured to engage and stop the blade within 10 milliseconds after detection of the dangerous condition is disclosed. The reaction system may be configured to cut and grip the blade.
Abstract: A sawmill for milling a length of sawbolt includes a frame and a plurality of saws movably mounted to the frame. The plurality of saws include bandsaws, edging saws, and chain saws for making various cuts necessary in the milling process. A saw positioning system is coupled to the plurality of saws for positioning the saws relative to the frame. A controller is coupled to the saw positioning system. The controller provides a saw position signal and the saw positioning system positions the saws in response to the saw position signal. A number of log positioning mechanisms are also provided.
August 26, 1996
Date of Patent:
September 15, 1998
Edward Rajala, Alfred Siegel, Orie Taylor
Abstract: A table-top cutting machine includes a base having an upright support, a motor mounted on the upright support, a belt type cutting tool mounted around a horizontal pulley wheel and a vertical pulley wheel. The cutting tool is stretched at a right angle by a first rotor, which is mounted on the upright support at the top, and a second rotor, which is mounted on the upright support at the bottom. A guard longitudinally covers the belt type cutting tool at one side permitting only the cutting edge to be longitudinally exposed to the outside at one side for cutting. A tool grinder includes two emery-wheels disposed at two opposite sides by the cutting edge. The emery-wheels contact to the two opposite sides of the cutting edge by means of a pressure rod. When the motor is turned on, the belt type cutting tool is rotated to cut cloths smoothly and stably without producing much noise. Furthermore, much cost can be curtailed due to fewer machine elements which are used for manufacturing the present invention.
Abstract: A saw carrier assembly has a loop of saw chain and a powered sprocket to drive the saw chain. The assembly also has a saw chain journalling structure having a rotatable circular periphery cooperating with the saw chain to mount the chain to rotate therewith to reduce friction and to resist sawing forces. The saw journalling structure and sprocket cooperate with a saw support structure so that the chain saw extends as a loop around the sprocket and journalling structure. The journalling structure has a thickness less than the kerf produced by the saw to permit a portion of the saw journalling structure to pass into the kerf with negligible interference therewith. This enables a tree to be cut using a saw journalling structure of slightly less diameter than diameter of the tree where it is cut, and reduces frictional losses normally associated with a fixed chain saw support bar.
May 30, 1985
Date of Patent:
December 2, 1986
Northern Manufacturing Limited
Jerry L. Miller, Frank E. Jaenicke, Quentin C. Lodge
Abstract: An apparatus for producing sloping roof insulation panels and more particularly, roof insulation panels made of glass fiber material covered by a base cap layer. Such apparatus includes a circular saw capable of producing a groove in at least one of the side surfaces of the panel and a band saw for cutting the panel into a first portion including at least part of the top surface of the panel and a second portion including at least a part of the bottom surface of the panel. The band saw is located in alignment with the groove or grooves produced by the circular saw.
Abstract: A chain saw attachment for mounting on a portable power-driven chain saw having a saw bar and an endless saw chain disposed for movement around the saw bar, the chain saw attachment consisting of: (a) a cutting head assembly including a first wheel having a central axial aperture and slots in the perimeter of the wheel for receiving four cutting knives; a second wheel having a central axial aperture and slots in the perimeter of the wheel for receiving four cutting knives; a drive sprocket positioned between the two wheels, the drive sprocket being adapted to receive and be driven by the chain; eight cutting knives, the cutting knives being individually positioned in the slots in the perimeters of the first and second wheels and held in the slots by set screws; and three bolts for holding closely together in a unitary assembly the first and second wheels and the drive sprocket; (b) an axle extending through the central axial apertures of the first and second wheels, the ends of the axle extending normally out
Abstract: A band saw and a saber saw are both provided on the same table top working surface, and both are operable at the same time so that a pair of parallel cuts (either arcuate or straight) may be made in a workpiece at the same time. The saber saw blade has a vertical position thereof which is parallel to the vertical plane of the band saw blade, and the saber saw is adjustable with respect to the band saw to provide for cutting pieces of material of different widths. The saber saw blade is also pivotal from the vertical position thereof to a horizontal position wherein it is below the table top working surface, so that the band saw alone may be used. A workpiece resting member associated with the saber saw allows for pivoting of a workpiece with respect thereto to have an arcuate cut made therein by the band saw when the saber saw blade is in its horizontal position.
Abstract: A combination band saw, scroll saw and jigsaw having multiple blades driven by a common power source through a system of pulleys and belts, the jigsaw and scroll saw of which are activated by means of a belt-activated drive rod and piston rod system. The band saw is carried by a series of pulleys and the combination saw may be operated with all three blades simultaneously in operable position, or, in the alternative, each blade may be activated individually.