Portable Electric Band Saw Case Study by CS Unitec
A case study by CS Unitec on their portable electric band saws.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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PORTABLE ELECTRIC BAND SAW “CUTS IT” IN HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE INSTALLATIONSNew River Electrical Corporation, with corporate headquarters in Cloverdale, Virginia, is a diversifiedelectrical contractor whose services include specialty high-voltage projects. The company, which wasfounded in 1953, is now a leader in the installation of underground high voltage transmission cable.The increasing demand for this service is due tothe complexity in siting new transmission lines asthe country’s electrical grid infrastructure isexpanded and strengthened.The 345 kV cable used by New River inunderground installations is furnished on 14-foot-tall reels that hold about 1,800 feet of cable, weighing 57,000 pounds. The cable measures 5.76inches in diameter and is fabricated from lead, polyurethane and copper. Electric band saws areemployed on-site to cut sections of the cable from the reel and then again to cut specific lengths forsplicing. Clean cuts are essential to ensure that the cable splices are correctly and effectively joined. In researching sources for a rugged saw with a big enough throat to cleanly cut this large cable, New River found CS Unitec on the Internet. CS Unitec is a leading provider of industrial power tools, including heavy-duty portable electric band saws. They had the ideal saw for New River, a 7” Deep Throat™ Portable Electric Band Saw, in stock. They were also able to furnish strong M42 Blades to go with it. These 8% cobalt blades are heat- resistant and stay sharp longer. With a variable tooth pitch, they cut fasterAbove: New River crew member cutshigh-voltage transmission cable. and last longer than conventionalAt Right: Clean cut-end of 345 kV blades.cable.CS Unitec • 22 Harbor Avenue • Norwalk, CT 06850 • 1-800-700-5919 • www.csunitec.com 1
New River is committed to safety, and a crucial part of their safety program is (as their Websitestates) “to supply our crews with the proper tools, test equipment and personal protective equipmentto perform their jobs in a safe and efficient manner.” That is why Arnold Dorsey, New River’sInstallation Supervisor, likes the fact that CS Unitec’s saw has a cover that protects both the userand the saw blade, and that the vertical orientation of the motor provides a clear view of the cut.Initially, New River purchased one saw from CS Unitec; but, they were so pleased with itsperformance that they soon bought two more. "The Deep Throat™ band saws have more than metour expectations – their 7" cutting depth and consistent, clean cuts make our job much easier,"states New Rivers on-site project manager, Tom Wade. All three saws continue to perform well atNew River’s underground transmission job sites from the Outer Banks of North Carolina toCalifornia’s Silicon Valley.CS Unitecs 7" Deep Throat™ Portable Electric Band Saw isthe only one of its kind in the world able to cut up to 7" dia.pipe, conduit, bolts, chain, studs, angle iron and more. Itshigh-torque planetary gearbox cuts fast while the sawsstainless steel housing makes it ideal for the toughest use inrefineries, chemical plants, gas utilities, construction, offshore oil,mining, marine, demolition industries and more. This saw will cut steel,stainless steel, Inconel, chrome, Hastelloy, aluminum, copper, iron,fiberglass, plastics, wood and more. CS UNITEC, INC. 22 Harbor Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850 Phone: (800) 700-5919 • (203) 853-9522 Fax: (203) 853-9921 www.csunitec.com © CS Unitec, Inc. 2008CS Unitec • 22 Harbor Avenue • Norwalk, CT 06850 • 1-800-700-5919 • www.csunitec.com 2