An inside look at the Starrett bandsaw showroom and demo zone

Starrett has invested its knowledge in bandsaw machines and blades into a newly launched showroom and demonstration zone in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Starrett's new southern base means that customers needn't travel to Starrett's UK manufacturing headquarters in the Scottish Borders to witness a Starrett bandsaw in action. The area is open to the public six days a week, with Starrett's technical support team visiting the site on a regular basis.

Starrett's new showroom is based on the Newton Trading Estate within the facility of engineering distributor, Tewkesbury Saw Ltd. Alongside its collection of smaller, bench-top band saw machines, the demonstration zone also showcases the company's large-scale band saw machines. The two largest models on display, the S4230 and S4240 machines, offer customers semi-automatic operation and impressive cutting angles of -45 degrees to +60 degrees on the S4230 model and -45 degrees to +75 degrees on the S4240.

Along with the third largest of Starrett's bandsaws, the S3720, all three machines have been designed by Starrett, utilising almost half a century of experience in the production of band saw blades. These models are designed for use in large-scale manufacturing facilities and use state-of-the-art technology to provide users with a high production capability and the versatility to execute varied cuts and shapes.

Every one of Starrett's bandsaw machines are independently verified to meet high levels of safety standards, exceeding the CE approval levels that are mandatory in Europe. For example, the electrical panels are built with double contactor switches as standard. If the emergency stop is pressed, the user must reactive the machine before it can continue operation, providing an extra level of safety for the operator.

John Cove, marketing manager at Starrett explains: "We understand that plant managers for large-scale manufacturers value the combination of application versatility and operator safety that our semi-automatic machines provide. Our hope is that the demonstration area will provide these customers with the reassurance of testing band saw machines and blades against their desired materials.

"Our technical support staff or trained Tewkesbury Saw representatives, will be at hand at any time to answer questions about the safety precautions on our band saws, as well as being able to offer advice and guidance on machine and blade care to increase the lifespan of their purchase."

There is no appointment necessary to visit the Starrett demonstration area in Tewkesbury. The zone is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm and on Saturday mornings until midday. However, if you would like to book a consultation with one of Starrett's technical advisors, or find out more about Starrett and its band saw range before visiting, please visit the Starrett website.

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Oxnam road

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