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HYDMECH VW-18 II Vertical Bandsaw

The HYDMECH VW-18 Semi-automatic Vertical Band Saw features a compact design that delivers versatility and superior performance on all your metal cutting applications. An important feature is the Quick Change Column which is standard on the new Series II. This allows the saw head column to be easily set upright at 90° or at a 3° forward cant. There is an easy to read angle scale and is equipped with stops at 60°.

Features and Benefits of The HYDMECH VW-18 II Band Saw

The HYDMECH VW-18 Series II is a semi-automatic vertical band saw with the ability to miter from 60° left to 60° right. Featuring a 22″H x 18″W capacity, 5 HP motor, and 1 1/4″ blade, the VW18 II is a reliable choice for all your light to medium-duty, vertical metal cutting applications.

The VW-18 vertical bandsaw comes complete with an 18″ x 20″ capacity, 1 1/4″ blade, new ergonomic design, variable blade speed controled by a variable frequency drive, full 45° left and right angle mitering, telescopic operators control panel, large easy to read angle scale, 5 hp motor, hydraulic vise control and weighs in at 3,500 lbs. The new adjustable saw head can cut at 90° and be adjusted to cut at a 3° cant.

A 5HP hydraulic pump supplies system pressure and coolant flow. A 12-gallon coolant reservoir delivers ample coolant flow through carbide faced and nozzle guides.

Standard Features:

  • Adjustable 3° canted head
  • Double articulating, semi-automatic control
  • Two full stroking hydraulic vises
  • Manual precise head positioning from 60° left to 60° right
  • Digital angle display
  • Mechanically adjustable guide arm
  • On-demand hydraulics save energy
  • 5 HP VFD. True direct blade drive – no belts/pulleys
  • Hydraulic positive down feed
  • Cast iron band wheels
  • Replaceable blade brush
  • Robust steel base
  • Easy access electrical panel and hydraulics
  • Blade breakage switch
  • Mechanical band tensioning with digital readout
  • Replaceable carbide guide inserts
  • 5 HP hydraulic pump provides system pressure
  • Safety door interlocks
  • Flood coolant with wash down hose
  • Laser light
  • Work light

Standard Options:

  • Power tilt
  • Chip bucket
  • Hydraulic overhead bundling*
  • Mist lubrication
  • Work stop*
  • Tall square vise inserts
  • Variable vise pressure
  • Power transformer
  • Idler conveyors

*Bundling and work stop cannot be used at the same time

Detailed Specifications

Rectangular Capacity at 90°22″ H x 18″ W558 mm H x 457 mm W
Round Capacity at 90°17.5″438 mm*
* If cutting a round piece larger than 12.5″, tall square vise inserts are required. Please note that tall square vise inserts allow for 90° cuts only.
Blade Dimensions1.25″ x 16’3″34 mm x 4978 mm
Blade Drive5 HP VFD3.75 kW VFD
Blade Speed65-385 sfm19-117 m/min
Coolant Tank Capacity12 US gal45 liters
Machine Weight2700 lbs1227 kg
Machine Dimensions36″ W
95″ L
96″ H
914 mm W
2413 mm L
2438 mm H

Bandsaw Parts & Info

HYDMECH VW-18 Vertical Band Saw

HYDMECH VW-18 Power Tilt Option

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