Watkins Mfg. Inc.
10565 Medallion Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513.563.0440 tel
513.563.0451 fax


Rotary Saw Cutting can have a big impact on your shop operations and costs!

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Background information

Why it works

More parts per hour:

  • Faster feed rates
  • Gang cutoff
  • Easy SPC
  • No stringy chips
  • Freed up tool station
  • Faster tool changes
  • More pieces/tool grind
  • Fewer stock ups
More parts per bar:
  • Kerf reduced by up to 75%
  • Less facing stock
  • Fewer pieces scrapped
Less/no secondary work:
  • Cutoff is flat, square, and smooth
  • Lengths repeat consistently
  • Small, flimsy burr
  • No nib
Increased capabilities:
  • Exotic materials
  • Irregular Shapes
  • Thin-walled tubing

Cutting Off, Grooving & Forming

Gang Cutting






Why it Works
Customarily during cutoff, either the workpiece rotates and the tool is stationary (single point cutoff) or the tool rotates and the workpiece is stationary (cold sawing). However, RSC brings the advantages of cold sawing to turning applications by having the workpiece and the tool rotate simultaneously. Using a rotating saw in turning applications dramatically reduces chip load because the saw is always cutting a convex shape.

Thus, only one tooth is cutting at a time and it is removing only a small amount of material. Due to the dramatically reduced chip load, workpiece deflection and cutter deflection are insignificant in most cutoff applications.