Five Things to Consider Before Buying a Beam Saw

Five Things to Consider Before Buying a Beam Saw

Manufacturers need solutions when cutting large items like wood, metals, and plastics. Beam Saws come to the rescue when long, deep cross cuts are needed.  

Have you ever considered how a Beam Saw can benefit your business?

Listed below are essential points to consider before buying a Beam Saw: 

The type of Beam Saw you need. 

There are two main types of Beam Saws: portable and stationary. Portable Beam Saws are smaller and lighter, making them easier to move around. Stationary Beam Saws are larger and more powerful, making them better suited for heavy-duty cutting.

Original Saw Company specializes in manufacturing stationary beam saws. Beam Saws are highly effective when cutting logs, trusses, curtain wall, aluminum windows and doors, aluminum extrusions, metal decking, awnings, and metal roofing.

The size of the Beam Saw. 

Beam saws come in various sizes, from small tabletop models to large industrial machines. The size of the Beam Saw needed will depend on the size of the material being cut. Industrial Beam Saws manufactured by Original Saw Company make crosscuts from 60"-64" and feature a depth of cut of 4 3/8" - 8".

The power of the Beam Saw.

The power of a Beam Saw is measured in horsepower.

The more horsepower a Beam Saw has, the more powerful it will be. If you will be cutting thick beams, you will need a Beam Saw with more horsepower. Always check the power requirements of your building before purchasing a Beam Saw.

Original Saw Company's Beam Saws have two horsepower options. Choose from a 5 horsepower/single phase model or a 7.5 horsepower/3 phase model.  

The features of the Beam Saw. 

Beam Saws have additional optional features, such as dust collection, electronic powered cross feed, a pneumatic clamping system, saw measuring systems, and saw extension tables. These features can make the Beam Saw more versatile, easier to use, and customized for your cutting application.

Your budget. 

Beam saws can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Determining the return on investment is important when choosing a Beam Saw.

Here are some additional tips for buying a Beam Saw:

  • Read reviews. Reading reviews from other users can be a great way to learn about the pros and cons of different saws.
  • Do the research. A customer service representative at Original Saw Company can help you choose the right Beam Saw. Do an online search to compare various Beam Saw models. Look at videos that show Beam Saws in action.

Many thanks to Jennifer Eden, Marketing Director at Original Saw Company |