Gemini Ring Saw

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The ring saw.

Specs

  • 17 3/4" x 16" work surface.
  • 5 5/8" throat depth.
  • 1 1/2" throat height.
  • 1/5 horse power motor.
  • 110 volt or 220 volt (w/ internal transformer) capacity. 1.3-1.7 amps
  • Integrated spot light.
  • Removable face shield.
  • 1 Stabilizer Foot

Usage

Watch the manufacturer's ring saw tutorial.

The manufacturer's website gives the following advice:

"The ring saw is a completely unique machine and its operation is very different than any other machine. For this reason persons who have been using band saws tend to lead the material into the front of the saw blade and rotate the material to make a curved cut. All cuts on the Taurus Ring Saw can be made by moving the material forward, backward, left and right so rotation is not necessary. Diagonal directions are the strongest."

"The Taurus can be used as a high speed coping saw and will greatly reduce your metal cutting time. Slight loading can occur with aluminum over a period of time. Periodic cutting on a piece of brick will remove it from the blade."

Materials that can be cut by the ring saw include:

  • tile
  • gold (which can be refined out of the water bath)
  • silver
  • brass
  • bronze
  • aluminum
  • stainless steel
  • copper
  • plastics such as lucite
  • plexiglass
  • composites
  • all types of stone

Location

The ring saw is kept on the south loft and can be fetched by a Xerocraft staff member.