DoALL V-36 Vertical Contour Saw
Located along the harbor in historic Charleston, S.C., is Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home to a fleet of military watercraft – destroyer USS Laffey, submarine USS Clamagore and WWII’s Fighting Lady, USS Yorktown. Onboard and on display the landmark ship Yorktown, lives a little piece of DoALL history.
In the machine shop, part of the aircraft carrier’s living and working tour, is a vintage DoALL model V-36. The upright saw, one of 5,000 manufactured between 1939 and 1953, is a predecessor to DoALL’s current line of vertical contour band saws.
The limited space available on a wartime battleship was a likely factor in choosing the upright V-36. With their ability to cut all kinds of materials and band speeds that allow for contouring, cut-off and machining, DoALL vertical contour saws have long been the most versatile sawing machines on the market.
About the USS Yorktown
Commissioned for the United States Navy in 1943, the second of the Essex-class aircraft carriers, Yorktown became part of the fast-carrier task forces, the core of the U.S. fleet. Beginning in late 1943, she participated in the Pacific Offensive that ended with the defeat of Japan, earning her a total of 11 battle stars for service in WWII.
After modification in the 1950’s, Yorktown would go on to earn 4 more battle stars for service in Vietnam. Before settling into a life of retirement, she played an integral part in the mission to recover the crew from Apollo 8, the first manned flight to orbit the moon.
Along with her American crews, the iconic carrier USS Yorktown persevered through a multitude of heroic campaigns for over three decades. DoALL Sawing Products is honored to be aboard.