The Revolution XT Ring Saw is a heavy duty limestone separating tool that kind of makes regular bandsaws look like toys. We got our first look at the curious form factor of the Revolution XT Ring Saw by Gemini Saws at the Eye Catching Coral booth at MACNA 2014.
Bandsaws have become a common sight at professional coral farmers’ facilities and we wouldn’t have the wealth of expertly ‘dissected’ coral frags without them. However, since the current crop was never really designed to cut through coral slime, while being doused in seawater, the sight of broken bandsaws in various states of disrepair is also a common occurrence.
The Ring Saw that Eye Catching Coral showed off has a huge working surface with a very durable looking cutting blade that is inherently different than the flexible saw blades found in a typical bandsaw. Rather than just being coated with diamonds on its surface like a typical bandsaw blade, the ring saw blades of the Gemini XT have diamond particles throughout the blade so that as metal is worn away, more diamond cutting surface is exposed to keep cutting through stone and corals like it was the first cut.
Eye Catching Coral sells the Gemini XT Ring Saw for $1250 with replacement blades costing $88 which is not your hobbyist level of coral cutting investment, but if you cut through thousands of corals per year, you might consider adding the Gemini XT to your coral farming toolbox. Gemini Saw