Cutting Bends Through The Arc

Published: February 15, 2021
by Charles Busada
A rectangular tube after being cut through the bend on an up-cut saw

We recently received an inquiry on how we cut bends through the arc (remove the tangents). We basically do it two ways, with a Marvel, tilt frame vertical bandsaw or through a Conair up-cut saw.

With pneumatic pistons, the saw holds the bend snugly (notice a rectangular bend in this picture), and the upcut blade chips through the tubing (butyrate in this example).

The process is smooth and clean.

Here is the result:

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