For anyone who knows the fenestration business, precision is one of the most important attributes of any fenestration product. The window and glass industry uses a variety of industrial chop saws and miter saws to accomplish the accurate cuts required in window and glass cutting. Many chop saws and miter saws feature adjustable speeds, pneumatic clamps, and come in a variety of sizes to suit profiles of varying thickness.
Chop Saws: A chop saw is a type of circular saw commonly used to get very straight, square cuts, making it a great option for extremely accurate window and glass cutting. Chop saws are considered fairly easy to operate, but it’s important to use the proper size and RPM-rated blades and maintain their sharpness in order to preserve the safety and integrity of the saw.
Double Mitre Saws: A double mitre saw (sometimes spelled double miter) is another type of circular power saw, but with the blade and motor mounted on a hinged arm. This is the ideal type of saw for creating highly-accurate angle cuts – another must for window and glass cutting. A double mitre saw is also at times called a chop box.
Wakefield Equipment offers two lines of saws – Atech and CTD. Wakefield also offers V-notch saws in several models, from 10 to 16 inch blades. Based on your fenestration application, we will recommend the proper make and model for you. Wakefield also offers complementary products like TigerStop Lineal Positioner. TigerStop is considered “best in class” and is an affordable solution that helps automate the cutting process and ensures you get the cut exactly where you need it.
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