1100 Gemini Apollo Ring Saw
Gemini Apollo Ring Saw Slide Tray
Unique, patented saw with the best qualities of both band and radial saws. The Apollo Ring Saw will cut through any hard material such as ceramic tile, engineered and natural stone, marble, granite, glass, non-ferrous metals, acrylic, and Plexiglas.
- Cuts a radius, curve or straight line!
- The new Apollo ring saw is three saws in one: tile, glass and scientific!
- The Ring Blade (sold separately) has no center giving you the ability to cut intricate designs and tight radius cuts as small as 1/2"
- Choose your preferred blade with cartridge Blade Cartridge Assemblies Are Sold Separately Here
- Slice materials over 3" with the precision of a scientific saw
- It delivers ten times the torque of a standard tile saw
- Blade changes are easily performed with the introduction of removable blade cartridges
- Wire ring cartridge firmly houses a standard Taurus 3 ring blade with maximum exposure, to be driven faster and harder than ever before
- One year factory warranty for the motor only
- Apollo Ring Saw
- Slide Tray
- Magnetic Angle Brackets
- 2 Sets of Felt Pads (One already attached to saw)
- 4 Debris Shields
- Operator's manual
|Apollo Ring Saw Specifications|
|Length of Cut||Unlimited|
|Diagonal Cut Length||16 in|
|Blade Capacity||4 in(min), 6 in(max)|
|Depth of Cut||3 in|
|Dimensions||11 in x 20 in x 21 in|
Gemini Ring Saw FAQ
- Q: Where is the water pump?
A: There is no pump with a ring saw. Because the belt that drives the blade also picks up and delivers water to the cut, there is no need for one.
Q: What is a Ring Saw?
A: A Ring Saw is a unique, patented saw, combining the best qualities of a band saw and radial saw.
Q: What does the Ring Saw cut?
A: The Ring Saw will cut any hard material including stone, granite, marble, glass, shell, non ferrous metals, acrylic, and plexiglass.
Q: How can diamond blades cut hard materials but do not cut skin?
A: Skin bounces off of the diamond's riding over the bumps, but hard materials can not bounce so they get cut.
Q: What is the difference between a Ring Saw and a band saw?
A: Ring Saw's spin in a perfect circle and cut in all directions. Band saws travel in an ellipse, can cut basically forward like a polliwog travels.
Q: What is the difference between a Ring Saw and a reciprocating saw?
A: Ring Saws cut while spinning in a perfect circle, so there is little or no vibration while cutting. Jig saws vibrate cut on the up stroke causing delicate pieces to break and wear out much more quickly than Ring Saws.
Q: Do I have to use water with my Ring Saw?
A: Always use water.
Q: When should I replace my wear parts?
A: The average life of the drive belt is two to three blades.
The ring blades are very similar to the solid blades you will find on most wet saws. The difference is that our blades have no center, giving you the ability to not only cut straight lines but also make tight radius cuts. Because we run our blades at a much slower R.P.M. than the average wet saw but with far more torque, they give the user a much higher quality cut with far less chipping and in some cases superior blade life.
Questions & Answers (14)
What is the warranty policy on the Gemini Apollo Ring Saw?
Gemini Saw Company, Inc warrants the Gemini Apollo Ring Saw and all of its component parts to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. All of these components except wear parts* are under warranty for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Note: Wear Parts include Blades, Bearings, Drive Belt, and Grommets.
Why does the "ring blade" jump while cutting stained glass? I've replaced the drive belt, the blade appears to be cutting into the sliding tray, it has nicks in it. Is this a warranty issue?
Not sure what to do next. Getting pretty fed up with performance of the Apollo ring saw which I purchased July 6, 2016.
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The blade may jump due to too much pressure being applied while cutting. It is important to use the correct blade for the application as well. If you are cutting through any metal/solder, that may also hinder the performance of the blade.
Is there an exploded view of this saw that labels the parts and has the part numbers?
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There is no exploded-view parts manual available at this time for this product. Please contact us directly for further assistance.
Can i use this saw to cut porcelain tile daily?
This saw is not meant for everyday / all day cutting, this saw should primarily be used for making specialty cuts or one offs.
Do you sell the assembly device with the ring blade for this saw? If so, what is the cost and how do I order?
The blade assemblies can be found on this link. CLICK HERE
Will the Apollo Ring saw cut metal clad subway tiles?
This saw is capable of cutting non-ferrous metals. Non-Ferrous Metals do not contain Iron and are not magnetic
I am really interested in the Gemini Apollo Saw but confused a bit about some of the blades I would need. I am good on the wired blades as I have the Taurus 3 and use both all the time. But am wondering what approximate thickness of glass will the blades I listed below cut? I do fused glass and my pieces can vary from 2mm-12mm. So wondering if I would need one of each.
- 6" Standard Rigid Blade
- 6" Fine Rigid Blade
- Double Sided Standard Sintered Blade
- Double Sided Fine Sintered Blade
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You will always want a "fine" blade when cutting glass.
Both style of blade can cut a variety of material thicknesses. The rigid blade is ideal for straight cutting while the double-sided blade is ideal for curve cutting and reverse cutting.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
I need to replace the top stabilizer bar. Do you have that part?
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You are looking for the Gemini stabilizing guard. You can order online or call 1-800-709-0002.
I'd like to Order the 1100 Gemini Apollo Ring Saw and blades, just not sure which blades I need.
I cut glass for pendants.
All blades will cut the same material it appears that the best blade is the 1042. If you would like to speak with a Gemini rep at 310-891-0288 they can confirm the exact blade for your application
I am trying to find replacement parts for a taurus II ring saw. Could you help me ?
Yes we can get replacement parts for that saw please contact us at 800-709-0002 and we can help in getting the parts that you need.
Do you carry any of the other grommets for this saw? I'm looking for the orange ones. I also need a new sliding tray, do you have that? How much is it?
Gemini Saw parts can be seen here. If you can't find the part needed, please contact Gemini Saw Company to get the part number. Once you have the part number, call our customer service team at 1-800-709-0002. We can get pricing, availability and place the order for the parts needed.
How much is shipping? Is there tax on this item too? Thanks for your time! :-)
We charge a flat rate shipping fee of $12.95. Sales tax is added to the total based on the state of the billing address.
Why does my belt keep cutting in half? I have the Apollo ring saw. I replaced the belt because it was in two pieces cut down the groove. The new belt only lasted through about 10 cuts and was in two pieces. What am I doing wrong?
Gail, The belt of the Apollo can prematurely break if pieces of material get stuck within the belt-drive system. Gemini offers a filter ( https://www.contractorsdirect.com/Apollo-Magnet-Felt-Filter-1115 ) to minimize the amount of debris that enters the drive system.
Do you offer the 220V version too? Price?
The 220 V version of the Gemini Apollo Saw is a special order saw that is made-to-order and may take a few days before is ships. Please contact customer service at 1-800-709-0002 to order Gemini Apollo Saw part #1101A. The 220V Apollo Saw costs $859 plus tax and shipping.
Ratings & Reviews
Apollo ring saw...
This saw is ideal for my intricate cuts in stained glass. The saw is easy to set up and use. This saw is powerful enough for my daily use.
by Nitelite Lady -
I had 2 Taurus 3 ring saws before this one. I was tired of the blade moving around even with the stabilizing arm they added. This blade does not move and the sliding top is excellent for cutting straight lines. You do need to set it in a tray of some sort because the water does overflow the "trench" that goes around the base. Also wish it was easier to fill with water. But the operation of the saw is great and quiet!
Very fast delivery. The first saw came and had a short in the wiring. Contractors direct had me ship it back and got a new one in the mail ASAP. Also, best prices around. They even beat the prices from my wholesaler.
Ring saw review
Great product. Best price for this item as compared to other stores.