Horizontal SawModel 480


What is the Model 480 Horizontal Bandsaw?

The Horizontal Bandsaw Model 480 is a horizontal blade saw (also referred to as a horizontal block saw) designed to cut sheets of material from a larger block of material. It works best with insulation materials, rigid foams, and other low and medium-density materials.

This saw cuts from the bottom of the block. The distance from the table surface to the blade sets the cut piece thickness. The operator does not need to move the blade down after every cut as when cutting from the top.

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Horizontal Saw Model 480

Horizontal Saw Model 480

Industrial Bandsaws and Metal Working Equipment for Industry


  • Blade height above table adjusts from 0 to 18 inches.
  • Table size 50" wide x 96" long.
  • 54" between blade guides.
  • Cast aluminum 20 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.
  • Uses up to 1" wide blades, either hook tooth or knife edge style.
  • Carbide slider type blade guides give accurate cuts with minimal maintenance.
  • Screw over spring blade tensioning.
  • Multiple dust collection points for collecting produced dust.

Available Options

  • Larger Horsepower and variable speed drive motors.
  • Roller mounted traveling table (reduces max blade height).
  • Variable speed table travel mechanism.
  • Roller Blade Guides.
  • Model 989 Dust Collection System.

Shipping Information

  • Weight, Standard: 960 pounds
  • Shipping Dimensions: 51" W x 61" L x 94" H

IBC tote bottle test cut


Test cut on a plastic bottle using a Forrest Model 480P bandsaw. Blade is 1 inch wide with 3 teeth per inch tensioned to about 20,000 psi.

Model 480P Demo Mineral Wool


Demonstration of the Forrest Manufacturing Model 480P horizontal blade bandsaw

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Forrest Mfg. Co.
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Houston, TX 77086
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