Fitting SawModel 236 Heavy


What is the Heavy-Duty Model 236 Bandsaw?

The Vertical Fitting Saw Model 236 is a versatile heavy-duty vertical bandsaw designed to rapidly and accurately cut a wide range of low and medium-density materials such as insulation, rigid foams, honeycomb materials, refractory materials, plastic pipe, and a wide range of other industrial products.

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Model 236 Saw Rail Mounted Table

The “Heavy" version of the Model 236 adds a rail mounted table, rated for up to 800 pound workpieces. The standard table is a cantilever design rated for 350 pounds.

The rail-mounted table uses 3" square tubing both to support and guide the table. With carefully selected tubing used for the rails, Forrest rail-mounted tables have a travel deviation of less than 1/8" for 125" stroke tables. The deviation is proportionately less for shorter table strokes.

Model 236 Part Options

Available as options for the heavy table are a precision workpiece positioning fence, powered table drive, extended width and stroke tables, and precision table tracking.

For applications requiring very straight cuts, Forrest offers a precision table tracking option. This option replaces the casters and guide rollers on the guide rail only with precision linear bearings, providing a trueness of table travel of 0.002 inches per foot.

Vertical Fitting Saw Model 236 Heavy

Vertical Fitting Saw Model 236 Heavy

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Model 236 Heavy Introduction

Our "heavy" saws replace the standard cantilever style table with a rail mounted table. The rail mounted table can support more weight and can be physically larger than the cantilever style. We can put a heavy style table on the Model 236, Model 204, or Model 230.


  • Cast aluminum 14 inch diameter wheels with vulcanized rubber tires.
  • 2 Hp 3 phase 230 or 460 volt brake motor controlled with a magnetic starter.
  • 3000 feet per minute blade speed.
  • Up to 3/4" wide blades, either hook tooth or knife edge style.
  • 36 inch working blade length, 39 inch horizontal throat, 75" or 100" table stroke.
  • Standard carbide or optional roller type blade guides.
  • Reliable screw over spring blade tensioning.
  • Designed to work with Forrest Model 989 Dust Collection System.

Available Options

  • 75", 100", or 125" table stroke
  • 76", 113", or 150" table width
  • Please see individual data sheets for information on the precision fence and powered table drive.

Shipping Information

  • Weights and dimensions vary depending on the options selected, but all versions can be shipped by LTL carrier.

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