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A panel saw
is any type of sawing machine that cuts sheets into sized parts. Panel saws are used by cabinet shops to easily cut plywood
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sheets into cabinet components. They are also used by sign shops to cut sheets of aluminum, plastic and wood for their sign blanks. Panel saws typically fall into one of two categories: horizontal and vertical. Some higher end panel saws feature computer controls that move the blade and fence systems to preset values. Other lower end machines offer simplicity and ease of use.
Vertical panel saws have the advantage of using less floor space. Horizontal panel saws have some capabilities that the verticals don't. The decision of which type to use typically depends on space availability, intended usage, and budget considerations.
- Pressure beam: to clamp the stacked panel sheets.
- Saw carriage: install with circular saw blades for cutting panels.
- Saw blade projection (SBP): the circular saw blade explosured height.
- NC gripper: to hold & move the stacked panel sheets to cutting line.