Continental Cut-Off Machines use a unique rotary cut-off method. The machine spins the tube so the user only needs to cut through the wall thickness of the tube, not the entire diameter. This makes these machines faster than traditional bandsaws, chop saws, or cold saws: cuts are measured in seconds rather than minutes even for large diameters.
Cutting pipe and tube is much different than cutting bar stock since, with pipe or tube, only the thin wall of the tube must be cut—not the entire cross-section as with barstock. Yet most companies use the same machines—band saws, cold saws or chop saws—to cut tube as for barstock. This means a slow cutting rate since the blade must pass through the entire cross section, and it must do this slowly to avoid grabbing and damaging the tube wall.
Continental pipe and tube cutting machines take advantage of the rotary cutting method. With rotary tube cutting the blade only passes through the wall of the tube. The result is a faster cut. As a bonus, no chips are created and generally no coolant is required, so the work area and parts stay clean and dry.
There’s one more advantage: since a kerf is not removed, no material is wasted.
Continental’s pipe and tube cutting machines are simple, fast to set up and easy to operate. Operators will be fully up-to-speed on set up and operation quickly. Plus, they are rugged and easy to maintain. Many Continental customers are regularly running machines that are over 50 years old.
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