Band saws for foam cutting

A band saw is used for materials which are so inflexible that they cannot be divided by cutting. Material must be removed for processing; this is referred to as a machining separation procedure.

Band saws for horizontal and vertical foam cutting

Band saws are mainly used for processing hard and heavy foam. With a band saw you can cut through almost any material, be it rigid polyurethane foam, PVC foams, PET, rubber, rubber compound, polystyrene, EPS, EPP, semi-rigid ester or phenolic foam.

For the perfect processing of any material, Bäumer offers a wide range of band saws that differ in the following aspects:

  • Thickness and width of the saw blade
  • Number of teeth per inch
  • Setting of the teeth

The coarser the saw blade, the more aggressive the cut. The more teeth per inch, the finer the cut.
The saw must run at a very high circulation speed to ensure an effective cut. When materials with a low melting point are processed, the circulation speed may need to be throttled and adapted to the material. Therefore, when buying your band saw machine, make sure that the circulation speed can be controlled.

Band saws can also be used on vertical cutting machines. In exceptional cases, when processing very light materials such as vinyl foam or light mineral wool, double-sided band saws can be used, as this halves the cutting time. Our vertical cutting machines IS-M and IS-L can be optionally equipped so that band saws can be used as cutting tools.

Application examples for band saws

Band saws are primarily utilized by industries where lightweight but heavy-duty materials are used. This applies, for example, to the construction of wind turbines, aircraft or ships. In these industries, PET, PVC or balsa wood are used in particular. Rigid polyurethane foams for wall or pipe insulation, for example, are also commonly produced with our Bäumer band saws.

Not all cutting tools are the same. Why choose the Bäumer original?

MADE IN GERMANY Our large knife workshop in Freudenberg, equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing machines, supplies you with cutting tools with a long service life and maximum dimensional accuracy.

Custom fit

Our cutting tools for cutting foam in Bäumer quality are individually adapted to your materials, cutting techniques and machine types.

High quality band knives

The HQ band knives owe their name to the extremely narrow tolerance range of the knife back and the knife edge, which ensures maximum cutting accuracy.


If you conclude a blanket order contract, the cutting media will be delivered according to your individual requirements: The desired quantity is ready for shipment at any time.

Cutting tools for another manufacturer’s machine?

If you do not currently own a Bäumer machine, but would still like to benefit from the advantages of our band knives, band saws, contour knives and cutting wires, simply send a non-binding inquiry to our service team or discover our entire product portfolio for all machine manufacturers on our website.

What Bäumer offers

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Bäumer offers a wide range of individual machines that meet your specific requirements. Explore our foam cutting machines to find the right solution for your needs.


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