Radial arm machines such as the Wadkin BRA or SCM SR crosscut saw remain the most versatile of all options. The sawing head is mounted on a radial arm above the table and is manually pulled through the workpiece by the operator. The key advantage is the ability to both angle the arm and tilt the saw head for compound angle cutting. Although versatile, this style of crosscut saw can be dangerous if not used properly and remains a manually intensive process in terms of setting up and operation.
When straight cutting only is required an upstroke saw provides a very safe working system. Two button operation is required to engage the cutting cycle ensuring both the operators hands are well away from the saw line. The material is clamped from above while the sawblade comes up through the material from below the table.
When medium to high volume crosscutting is required an automatic saw provides key advantages. Compared to traditional cutting methods an optimising crosscut saw will increase yield by up to 15%, reduce labour by over 50%, reduce operator skill and ultimately reduce costs and boost productivity while providing a 100% safe system of working. The Salvador range includes both straight and angle cutting models with options for automatic loading/ unloading, label and injet printing, remote cutting list input and more.