Simonds Int. has introduced a patent pending treatment to its extensive line of spline bore guided saws that has a dramatic impact on saw performance, saw filing, and arbor life. The "Glide" process eliminates the formation of burrs in the eye of the saw throughout the life of the saw. This reduces wear on the arbor and prevents the saw from sticking in grooves it has worn in the arbor, letting the saw to move freely. The free movement of the eye of the saw is one of the major keys to sawing accurately in a guided gang. Glide improves this movement and makes saws cut more accurately from the first day they are put in service. It has an immediate impact on match-line defects in double-arbor applications, which have a big impact on target sizes and waste at the planer.
The nature of the Glide machining helps insure that free movement throughout the life of the saw, not just when it's new, according to Simonds. Mills running Glides saws have seen wear on the arbor in the gang cut quite radically, extending arbor life and reducing the maintenance expense associated with replacing them. The mills note that the surface of the arbor remains in better condition, with a noticeable reduction in the grooving that makes replacement necessary.
Saw filers running Glide comment that saws are much easier to maintain. Removing burrs in the eye is eliminated, but more importantly the eye of the saws is not damaged nearly as much when they can move properly on the arbor, so the level and tension of the saw does not require as much work to keep in top condition. This has a strong cumulative effect leading to longer saw life and reduced cost in the filing room.
Simonds patent pending "Glide" can be applied to any spline bore guided saw at a minimal cost. Contact your Simonds rep or call Norm Brown 978-424-0707 ( email : firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.