Concept 350 puts new spin on panel saw

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DSCO Industrial Machinery, a manufacturer of industrial machinery and panel processing equipment, offers a new panel cutting saw called the Concept 350. Designed as an alternative to a traditional sliding table saw or vertical panel saw, the machine has the advantages of being more accurate, easier to operate, safer and more productive, according to the company.

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Product manager Dan Pasqualucci says the Concept 350 is ideal for small- to mid-sized shops manufacturing cabinetry, casework or closet components and shops making mostly straight cuts.

“It does whatever a sliding table saw will do, but the difference is you’re not sliding the material through the blade. The material is still and the blade is what moves. So, in use, it takes up half the floor space as a sliding table saw,” Pasqualucci says.

The saw has a 12-hp motor to cut through material up to 80mm in height. With a standard sheet of melamine or plywood being 18mm, it has the capacity and power cut through four sheets at once, according to the company.

As the name Concept 350 suggests, the saw uses a standard 350mm diameter blade, which is slightly less than 14”. The blade’s tilt is electronically controlled for a range of 0-46 degrees. The main blade is completely enclosed during the entire cutting cycle, while a single scoring blade produces chip free cuts, the company said.

The saw’s control panel is on a mobile pedestal and has sufficient memory to store about 100 cutting programs. Other features include a telescopic fence that has two mechanical stops and two dust collector ports. More than a dozen optional features can be added, such as miter gauges and lasers.

The machine is available in three length of cut versions (2600, 3200 and 3,800 mm), priced at $31,850 to $34,900. The saws are manufactured in Italy.

For information, visit www.dscomachinery.com.

This article originally appeared in the November 2015 issue.

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