by Lydia Anaka Lydia Anaka

Introducing Versatile Tools For Automated Cutting Of Challenging Technical Textiles

Eastman announces recent additions to its catalog of precision tools with the oscillating tool head and 10-sided blade. The tools have been engineered to offer maximum versatility and adaptability while adhering to stringent industry requirements for accuracy, speed, and repeated quality. Eastman is also introducing the foot-activated pause switch to its automated machine accessories.

Oscillating Tool Head

The unique motion of the oscillating tool decreases drag force, creating a clean and precise cut. The high-speed sawing motion of the oscillating tool head, around 12,000 oscillations per second (12,000 Hz), nearly eliminates hangars and minimizes overcut.

The oscillating tool is engineered within a heavy-duty tool head which contains two supplementary tool spindles. These individually aligned and calibrated spindles can be used with any two tools in addition to the oscillating; pneumatic pen lift/holder assembly is included. The spindles offer less deflection when cutting rigid or dense material due to their stiff, thick, and durable nature.

A variety of blades specifically designed to handle a wide range of applications are available.

10-Sided Blade

The 10-sided blade is engineered to cut through advanced textiles, like stitched fiberglass, with ease while offering maximum versatility and adaptability. It’s a great addition to the standard or multi-spindled heavy-duty tool head. The blade is available with a variety of exclusive depth limiting discs and is compatible with both the C125 conveyor cutting system and the S125 Static Table.

Foot-Activated Pause Switch

Located at the takeoff end of a conveyor system, the foot-activated pause switch allows the operator to stop the conveyor with their foot. Once paused, the operator can easily remove cut pieces from the work area with both hands free. The switch length equals the machine width, making it easily accessible, and only 12 oz. of pressure force is needed to activate it.


The oscillating tool, 10-sided blade, and foot-activated pause switch, along with hundreds of other cutting solutions, are proudly engineered and manufactured at Eastman’s Buffalo, New York headquarters. Complimentary test cut evaluations to capture the machine’s speed and recommended configuration are available by contacting the Eastman headquarters at +1-716-856-2200.