Startrite have long been associated with high quality bandsaws that offer reliable service over many years. The trade range bandsaws draw on that tradition and offer exceptional value for money.
The range features large cast iron tables to provide substantial workpiece support. The table is seated on heavy cast double trunnions, machined to ensure smooth and accurate movement and also provide rock solid table support over the full range of table positions. The tables themselves are large, heavily ribbed and surface ground for flatness.
The heavy duty band wheels are cast iron - Balanced and fitted with high quality rubber tyres, giving the essential torque needed when performing heavy duty cutting. The top wheels are mounted to heavy duty industrial tensioning systems. Adequate tensioning is critical for accurate, straight cutting and the mechanism fitted to this range is probably the heaviest on the market at this level.
The tool post is made from steel, mounted in a heavy casting and machined with a rack to enable easy rack and pinion adjustment of the upper blade guide and guard. The side guides are industrial ball race guides which offer a good surface area to resist blade twist, and easy adjustment for simple setting.
The rip fence is fixed to cast iron mounts which are mounted on steel bar that runs the width of the table to allow easy use of the fences on both sides of the blade.
The 403, 503 and 603 all feature emergency stop kick switches and safety microswitches on the doors. The 403 features mechanical braking by belt tension, ideal for use in educational environments.