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Portable Bandsaw Blade Essentials


What type of blade should be used with a portable band saw? 

When cutting metals with a Mirage portable band saw, an M42 Cobalt bi-metal blade is the way to go. Blades if this type incorporate a high speed edge material that’s welded to a fatigue

Portable band saw blade speeds for cutting metal pipelines


Portable band saws are designed to be robust and simple to use. If you use them correctly you’ll experience hours of trouble-free cutting with plenty of use from each band saw blade.

With Mirage Portable Band Saws, you get an M42 carbide tipped

Cutting a 32” diameter steel pipe using a portable heavy-duty band saw


Above: Watch the video showing a band saw cut on a 32" diameter steel test piece.

Proving the performance of the BS3248 (32 - 48") Portable Band Saw

Purchasing a large heavy-duty portable bandsaw is considered by many to be a major investment. So

Portable band saw cold cutting trials



Portable band saws are ideal for cold cutting decommissioning projects. Read on and watch the video to see the BS1636-H Mirage Band Saw cutting through Super Duplex and a 30” diameter pipe.

Using portable band saws for nuclear decommissioning projects

Nuclear decommissioning projects can be incredibly complex, as you will rightly know. Any on-site machining that is required needs to be swift, safe, cost effective and without any issues along the way.

For those requiring tubular severance of some

5 signs why you should invest in a subsea band saw for cold cutting

Subsea cold cutting of conductors and pipelines can be a risky, arduous and long-winded process, especially in poor weather conditions.

Techniques such as high pressure water jets can be beneficial to your business and the project, but what a saw can

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