Gemini Taurus 3 Ring Saw
The Taurus 3 Ring Saw is an advanced shape cutting saw. We believe that you will find the all new patented Taurus 3 "Ring Saw" the most important key to unlocking your imagination and speeding you on your way to creating new and wonderful shapes never before possible.
The Taurus 3 incorporates many new capabilities. We believe you will find these machines easy and fun to work with.
The ring saw is a completely unique machine and its operation is very different than any other machine. For this reason persons who have been using band saws tend to lead the material into the front of the saw blade and rotate the material to make a curved cut.
All cuts on the Taurus Ring Saw with a Standard Blade can be made by moving the material forward, backward, left and right so rotation is not necessary. Diagonal directions are the strongest.
- 17-3/4" x 16" work surface.
- 5-5/8" throat depth.
- 1-1/2" throat height.
- 1/5 horsepower motor.
- 110 volt or 220 volt (w/ internal transformer) capacity.
- 1.3-1.7 amps
- 1 FREE Slicer Blade (installed).
- Integrated spot light.
- Removable face shield.
- 1 Stabilizer Foot
- 1 Instructional DVD as well as a written instruction manual.
- Bottom door ( soak bottom door in water before using to lubricate blade).
- Thumb screw.
- Bottom door clip.
The Taurus will cut all kinds of materials:
These materials will not load the blade. They include but are not limited to:
- gold (which can be refined out of the water bath)
- stainless steel
- copper plastics such as lucite
- composites and all types of stone
Pre-Installed Blade for Lapidary Work
The Taurus 3 comes with a Slicer blade pre-installed. It gives the thinnest cut ever for the Taurus 3. The Slicer blade is ideal when removing the least amount of material is desired. This blade gives you the ability to use more of your material and as a byproduct actually cuts faster than any of the "Ring Blades".
The Slicer blade is flat, giving it strength when cutting forward and backward, because of this, the cutting will only be from the front and back. Cutting from the sides will not only be very slow but will damage the grommets.
Other blades can be ordered separately here.
The Taurus 3 Becomes a Hand Saw
This versatile saw can be used as a Hand Saw simply by removing the saw portion from the unit. You no longer have to bring the material to the saw, instead, take the saw to the material you want to cut.
Use the Stabilizer Foot any time you want better control. But.....Always use the Stabilizer Foot when using the Taurus 3 Ring Saw as a Handheld Saw.
The Stabilizer Foot is now included with your purchase and it provides greater blade stabilization which in turn reduces grommet wear and gives you far better control.
To learn how to use the Taurus 3 Ring Saw as a Handheld Saw, please refer to the Instruction Manual or watch this video for complete use and maintenance instructions: