Band saw blade and machine specialist Starrett has launched a new portable, battery-powered band saw machine designed specifically for professional installers and contractors working across multiple sites.
The S1005 machine’s lightweight and compact design allows for safe and easy transportation, making it a suitable product for users across a range of trades.
With a blade speed of 170m per minute, the hand held saw is ideal for high performance cutting across a wide range of materials including conduit, trunking, pipe, box section, armoured cables, unistrut and much more besides.
Weighing just four kilograms, the battery powered S1005 band saw features a durable design, allowing fast cuts with a high quality surface finish. For repeated use on the move, the saw features a 20 V lithium-ion long-life battery with a convenient charge display.
“The S1005 portable band saw machine combines portability with performance to provide fast, high quality cuts.” commented John Cove, marketing manager at Starrett. “Many contractors struggle onsite as band saws can be too restrictive and heavy, meaning they cannot be safely and easily transported, there is also the obvious issue that mains power may not be available. That’s why we have designed our latest machine to simplify the cutting process for installers without compromising on the quality of the cut itself.
“The machine’s 0.35mm thickness Starrett Univerz Bi-Metal blades are ideal for cutting a huge variety of materials, the unique Starrett material reduces the stress on the blade, potentially creating up to 50 per cent more blade life than band saw blades in competitive machines. The blade’s high durability provides consistent and repeated cutting with the quick release lever allowing for easier blade changes that shorten and simplify the cutting process. This makes the machine ideal for all types of contractors, allowing them to work freely without the potential design or user restraints that other band saws can create.”