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Hydmech VW-18 Vertical Band Saw

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One of a kind in the HYDMECH line up, with its saw head that can cut at 90° and its adjustable 3 degree canted head.

The VW-18 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 is a reliable choice for all your light to medium-duty, vertical metal cutting applications.

The VW-18 features a semi-automatic control that can be positioned to either side of the saw.

Capacity Rectangular (h x w) Round
90° 22″ x 18″
20 3/4″ x 18″ cant. head
17 1/2″
45° 14″ x 18″
15″ x 18″ cant. head
12 1/2″
60° Right 10 1/4″ x 18″
9 1/2″ x 18″ cant. head
10 1/4″
9 1/2″ cant. head
Blade Size 1 1/4” x 16’ 3”
Blade Drive 5 HP VFD
Machine Voltage 240 or 480 v (208, 575 optional)
Blade Speed 65-385 SFM
Coolant Tank Capacity 12 Gal.
Machine Weight 2,700 lbs.
Table Height 36 1/2”
Dimensions (w x l x h) 36” x 95” x 96”


  • Adjustable 3° canted head

  • Doub le articulating, semi-automatic control

  • Two full stroking hydraulic vises

  • Manual precise head positioning from 60° left to 60° right

  • Digital angle display with a protractor

  • 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

  • 0.5 HP hydraulic pump provides system pressure

  • Safety door interlocks

  • Flood coolant with wash down hose

  • Laser light and work light

  • Variable vise pressure
VW-18 two full stroking hydraulic vises

Two Full Stroking Hydraulic Vises

Securing the material with hydraulic pressure results in better blade life, increased operator safety and a decreased risk of the material moving during the cut. Keeping the material secure reduces the chance of stripping the teeth on the saw blade.

VW-18 on demand hydraulics

On-Demand Hydraulics

Reduces power consumption and results in less noise. It’s better for the environment with reduced ware on hydraulic components.

VW-18 manual head positioning

Manual Head Positioning

Located on the control panel, the VW-18 angle can be set via use of the protractor and confirmed with digital angle display on the control panel.

S-20 Horizontal Pivot Band Saw Angle Measurement

Direct Down Feed (DDF)

Allows the operator to control both feed rate and feed force, for more efficient cutting.


  • Power tilt

  • Chip bucket

  • Hydraulic overhead bundling

  • Mist lubrication

  • Work stop

  • Tall square vise inserts

  • Power transformer

  • Idler conveyors