Gemini Apollo Ring Saw
Gemini Apollo Ring Saw and 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.
Gemini Ring Saw FAQ
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.
What is the warranty policy on the Gemini Apollo Ring Saw?
by Steve 9/8/2015 10:52:23 am
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.
Can i use this saw to cut porcelain tile daily?
by Michael A 9/30/2017 11:16:19 pm
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?
by jean 10/1/2017 7:38:24 pm
The blade assemblies can be found on this link. CLICK HERE
Will the Apollo Ring saw cut metal clad subway tiles?
by Peter 10/4/2017 12:25:33 pm
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. What approximate thickness of glass will the blades I listed below cut? I do fused glass and my pieces can vary from 2mm-12mm.
by Sheri 11/23/2017 3:15:31 pm
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.
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.
by Dennis Treece
When it went into the dumpster I said the long nightmare was over. This saw is amazing when it works, which is not often. I spent more time doing maintenance than my wife did with her glass art work. Parts are of insufficient quality to last. Belts shred, blades break no matter how careful you are. Pieces from what you cut go directly onto the belt which drives the blade causing frequent belt problems. Design flaws compound the problems you will experience. It is a maintenance nightmare.
MY GEMINI APOLLO OPINION
IT DOES MOST OF WHAT I WANT TO DO. KIND OF MESSY WHEN OPERATING. HAD TO PUT THE UNIT IN A SHALLOW TUB BECAUSE THE WATER GOES ALL OVER THE PLACE. IF I WAS TO PURCHASE AGAIN I WOULD THINK TWICE