Have a Drill Press?

If you have a need for a series of holes, but no budget for a CNC mill or router, you may consider an automated drilling system from TS3 and Tigerstop.

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A drill press is an important tool for every shop. Although most manufacturers may be able to perform many of the drill press’s functions with other tools, almost all of them find that these functions are easier and quicker to accomplish with a drill press, and when the added benefit of a Tigerstop linear positioner, the drill can become a real profit center.

What are the Benefits of Using an Automated Drill Press?

Accuracy: Many manufactured parts call for precisely drilled holes, and a drill press is capable of creating evenly spaced holes of the exact depths, widths, and angles a design demands. A depth-stop automatically prevents the drill bit from sinking too far into the piece of wood. These features result in holes drilled accurately for depth and angle, and the operator can easily repeat the holes throughout the piece of wood or metal.

Speed: Automated drill spindles have adjustable cycle limits and feed rates to allow precise positioning and repeatability. The drill press that has an added feed can create the same type of plunge movement that a complex machining center uses to extend drill life and create holes in metal or wood as required by the engineering specifications.

Add on Positioning: When you have the drill press or mounted spindle, the next step is a positioner. TS3 recommends and installs Tigerstop brand length positioners and stop systems. If the positions required are variable and erratic, the SawGear system is a great solution as a go-to gauge. Simply plug in the dimension of the hole center and press go! The SawGear will move to the desired position and hold there so you can drill at center, the first time, every time.

The TigerStop, TigerRack, and TigerTurbo positioners are all suited for positioning your material for repeatable patterns under the drill arbor. With the ability to be programmed in an incremental or an absolute fashion, the TigerStop controller can be used as a stand-alone, as a semi-auto cell, or with integration help from TS3, a fully automated single axis drilling center at a fraction of the cost of a CNC tool.

Contact TS3 for more information on automated drill positioning.

Why Choose to Have Your Saw Repaired Onsite?

Industrial heavy duty saws are the lifeblood of your metal fabricating, machining or woodworking manufacturing shop. Downtime can be costly, or worse, could shut down the entire manufacturing floor. Nearly all of the material needed to manufacture the products we use every day are touched by a saw, and whether it is a band saw or a circular saw, TS3 can help you keep these saws running at their top performance.

We provide onsite repairs for Circular Saws, Band Saws, Manual Machine Tools, and Metal Fabricating Tools.

About Our Repair Services

TS3. The choice is simple. Your shop needs machinery that you can trust, and buying machinery from people you trust is a sure fire way to make sure you get the right tool for the job. We are known primarily for our ability to repair the machines you have and get them up and running. In addition to bandsaw repair service for the circular saws and bandsaws that we represent and sell, we also have the ability to repair most major brands of saws, along with machines that are older and more obscure. Some of the brands we commonly repair:

  • Amada
  • Baileigh Industrial
  • Behringer
  • Cantek
  • Clausing
  • Cosen
  • CTD
  • Daito
  • Dake
  • DoAll
  • Ellis
  • Elumatec
  • Everising
  • HE&M Saw
  • HydMech
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kasto
  • Kaltenbach
  • Marvel
  • Mastercut
  • MEP
  • Scotchman
  • Spartan
  • Tannewitz
  • Tigerstop
  • Trajan
  • Wellsaw
  • WF Wells
  • Whirlwind

In addition to an impressive array of factory endorsements and supplier training, we are also an authorized reseller for many of these manufacturers. One call and you get all the application specific information you need. No shortcuts, no sales jargon. Straight talk from straight people.

onsite repairsTS3 works with some of the best manufacturers in the industry to bring you a large selection of world-class machinery. We work hand in hand on a daily basis with some of the industry-leading brands in the sawing industry like Elumatec, Marvel, Tigerstop and MK Morse.

We don’t play games when it comes to band saws. We offer quality repair services, agenda-free advice, and new machinery from the best in the business. Throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas, the metalworking and woodworking industry experts depend on TS3 for timely repair, superior products, and quality aftermarket band saw parts. To learn more contact us or continue reading HERE.

How to Keep Your Circular Saw Running Smoothly

There are many types of circular saws in use today. You likely have at least one in your garage, your workshop, or your place of business. A circular saw is an electric saw that turns a round, flat blade to cut wood, metal, or plastic depending on the specific type of saw and the blade selected.

Circular Saw Maintenance Tips

  1. Is your blade dull? Always be aware of when your saw’s blade needs to be changed, a dull blade is a dangerous blade. When your blade is dull, you will notice that the cutting is slower and that there’s a change in the saw’s pitch.
  2. Check your electrical cords. It’s important to check the condition of your saw’s electrical cords frequently.
  3. Use oil. To keep your saw running smoothly, be sure to check your saw’s oil levels. When you purchase a saw the manufacturer will provide you with a list of oils they recommend to use. If your saw isn’t oiled enough it will eventually begin to wear on the gearing, strain the motor, and shorten the life of the circular saw.
  4. Frequent Tightening. It is a good habit to go over your circular saw on a daily basis to look for loose bolts, assemblies and guarding. Familiarize yourself with the machine and eventually your daily routine will become a great habit to notice anything different that needs attention.
  5. Keep your saw clean. It is important to clean your saw. Do NOT use compressed air on liquid cooled machines or machines that cut metal. Compressed air will drive shavings and chips from sawing to areas of the machine where they may void the warranty, create service issues, or create difficulties to repair the damage.

TS3 is known nationally for their attention to detail when it comes to applications, sales, and repairs of industrial circular saws. We can help you set and upkeep a maintenance schedule to keep your circular saws in tip-top shape. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!