An air-powered panel saw that is offered with two easy to setup methods for cutting old boiler tube panels as well as trimming new panels for an exact fit-up is available from ESCO Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts.
The Esco APS-438 Air-Powered Saw features an efficient 3 HP motor that only requires 80 cfm @90 psi to drive a fiberglass reinforced blade for cutting inconel, stainless steel, and other hard tubes. To speed power plant maint- enance, it can be supplied with a track that attaches using weld tabs for removing old panels and a quick-clamp track system for trimming new panels.
Eliminating the need for tube rework before end prepping, the Esco APS-438 Air-Powered Saw produces a perfectly square cut with ±1/8" accuracy and no HAZ (heat affected zone). Weighing only 28 lbs., this 3 HP pneumatic saw is available with fiberglass or carbide-tipped steel blades 8" to 12" O.D. The saw glides along both types of rigid tracks to assure a clean cut.
The Esco APS-438 Air-Powered Saw sells for $ 5,455.00 and the track systems vary according to length. Price quotations are available upon request.