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Bandsaw power feed3/25
We do quite a bit of resawing of 1/8" veneer for custom doors on our 20" 5 hp Aggazani bandsaw, feeding by hand. We are considering putting a powerfeed on it to make the cuts more consistent and cut down on passes through the wide belt. Any advice on particular make/models, abrasive covered versus serrated rollers for our application, anything else pertinent?
I Set up a Felder FB600 24" bandsaw with a feeder and it works well. I think Comatic is one of the few companies making Power feeders. I have the AF19 but if I could do it over again I would get the pneumatic version. I use my bandsaw to rip and it is awkward to hold a wide long board and reach forward to move the power feeder over to start feeding the board. The pneumatic version opens and begins feeding by itself.
I bought the AF19 with a 3 phase motor and added a VFD from Automation direct for variable speed control.
We split 5, 6" to 8" wide x 10' long 4/4 rough Sapele boards today and it took about 10 minutes with nice smooth results.
You will love the power feeder if you are doing this a lot.
Joe in New Orleans
have been looking into this matter and my finding are: