TechSoft and SCM – Global Quality, Local Support
There is no shortage of makes and models to choose from these days, but not all machines are the same and even ‘trusted brands’ will not necessarily possess the quality that their badge suggests. To give schools and colleges the quality of machine they need at an affordable price, TechSoft are delighted to have entered into a partnership with the Italian company SCM for bandsaws and, indeed, our full range of woodworking machinery. SCM have been established for over 50 years and are now global leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of production machinery for all sectors of the furniture and construction industry. Products range from huge CNC-controlled machines for mass production, to the Minimax range of traditional machines for workshops, schools and colleges. All machines are built to the highest standards at SCM’s state-of-the-art plant in Rimini, and all undergo rigorous quality procedures to ensure years of reliable service. In the UK, SCM’s large and well established facility in Nottingham provides the assurance of speedy, and dedicated, service and support should it be needed.The Workshop Workhorse
The centre-piece of any timber preparation area is usually a circular sawbench – and for good reason. A good circular saw will provide a solid base to support the material and will be precision-engineered to provide repeat accuracy and a clean, efficient cutting action.Why Do I Need a Circular Saw?
Timber is seldom supplied in exactly the right sections for any given job and buying it prepared to size is very expensive. Each of our machines will quickly and accurately rip larger hard or softwood sections down to precise dimensions and to virtually any length. They all feature a tilting arbor so bevelled cuts will be no problem. All are fitted with a quality blade so the sawn surface will often be clean enough for immediate use. A second key application for a circular saw is for cross-cutting stock to length, and for breaking-down and dimensioning panel products. With the right machine you will quickly be able to prepare batches of stock to length, width and thickness, and provide accurately-dimensioned panels with clean, square edges.Choosing the Right Circular Saw
By choosing an SCM machine from TechSoft you can have confidence in knowing that your machine will be superbly engineered to give lasting repeat accuracy. These are powerful machines so feature robust construction to support the motor/arbor assembly and to withstand the considerable forces that long lengths of timber can apply. Circular saws are seldom used for deep-ripping, so all the machines we list will cut stock thick enough for most schools and colleges. Dimensioning panel products will be the key factor in determining which saw is right for you. Even the ‘baby’ SC1 machine will cut any width from an 8’ x 4’ sheet, but (for cross-cutting) a full sheet sitting across the sawbench takes a lot of space and needs a lot of support. If this is a priority then look at the larger machines with larger sliding and main tables, but be aware of the machine ‘footprint’ once safe working areas are taken into account – they need a lot of space! All machines feature ergonomically-designed controls that have a positive action and (of course) meet all safety requirements for guarding, isolation and extraction capability.