The Most Efficient Way To Cut Stainless Steel (Comparison)
Cutting stainless steel pipe is usually a difficult and slow task, especially when the tool used for the job is angle grinder. Angle grinder is not only slow and inaccurate, but also dangerous and prone to cause accidents.
To further stir the pot, stainless steel pipe materials are challenging to cut due to their nature of material composition. As angle grinder was not really invented for pipe cutting in the first place – not to mention for challenging pipe materials – it’s no wonder that the outcome is what it is.
On the other hand, expensive and extremely heavy industrial machines are capable of cutting stainless steel pipe materials almost in a heartbeat, but the machines are usually not very user-friendly and the heavy machines are difficult to move around. This means that the pipes must be brought to the machine, instead of bringing the machine to the pipe.
This is often not very productive in environments where the work needs to be done in a versatile way, when the pipes need to be cut at specific places or when it’s just inconvenient to move the pipes around. Just to mention a few reasons.
But what if there was a solution to this. A machine that is lightweight and portable like the angle grinder, yet having the likewise power of a big industrial cutting machine?
This is where Exact PipeCut 220 INOX comes in. The machine has been invented based on customer wishes for the above-mentioned reasons. Previous Exact pipe saws are able to cut stainless steel materials, but the main benefit of the new machine is it’s tremendously increased blade life time in stainless steel pipe cutting (a lot, lot more cuts before the blade going dull) along with the special feature that avoids pipe contamination on vulnerable pipe surfaces – thanks to the parts touching pipe being made of stainless steel.
Last but not least, the new INOX pipe saw cuts stainless a lot faster than previous pipe cutter models as the technical specifications are made optimal for this type of materials.
So, actually how much faster is stainless pipe cutting with Exact if compared to an angle grinder?
Usually up to 10 times faster.
This time we wanted to test it in action and made a comparison of INOX 220 pipe saw and Angle Grinder.
See video below for the answer!