Band Sawing Machines (Horizontal)

The idea of the band saw dates back to at least 1809, when William Newberry received a British patent for the idea, but band saws remained impractical largely because of the blades. Constant flexing of the band saw blade over the band saw wheels caused the material or the welded joint of the blade to fail.  Nearly 40 years passed before Frenchwoman, Anne Paulin Crepin devised a technique for welding a band saw blade so that it could withstand the rigors of sawing and bending around band saw wheels. She applied for a patent in 1846, and soon afterward, manufacturer A. Perin & Company of Paris, France, purchased the rights to her innovation. Combining Crepin’s welding method with new steel alloys and advanced tempering techniques, Perin created the first modern band saw blade.  The first American band saw patent was granted to Benjamin Barker of Ellsworth, Maine, in January of 1836.  According to the sources the first factory produced and commercially available band saw was the Paul Prybil's band saw patent for cutting wood.  Reference: