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Manual Cross Cut Series

Cutting Safely Like No Other Saw

Manual Cross Cut Saws are a new style of cutting.  We proudly manufacture this saw in our Northern Iowa facility.  This saw undeniably brings together efficiency, precision and safety.  The Manual Cross Cut Saw makes cross cuts up to 18″.  Featuring an enclosed cutting area, this saw specifically provides the cutting safety you’ve been looking for.  Original Saw Company’s Cross Cut Saw is made with a powder coated, heavy steel frame.  Make repeatable, straight cuts for years to come.

What Makes the Cross Cut Saw Different?

MOST IMPORTANTLY, SAFETY FEATURES.  This saw was designed with safety features in mind.

Lexan covers the top of the saw and makes a totally enclosed cutting area.  Unlike other saws, the operator is unable to get his hand near the blade.  Cutting safety is markedly increased due to the enclosed cutting area.

  • Pull Handle

This saw is unique due to its pull handle.  If cutting material, simply grab the handle on the right side of the machine, then pull forward.  This pulls the carriage radially forward and cuts through the material.  After the cut, let go of the handle.  The carriage returns to its home position under the machine cover.

What Kind of Material Can This Saw Cut?

A Cross Cut Saw can easily cut through wood and wood products, composite material and plastic.

Material can be cut one piece at a time, as shown in the video below.


Not only can pieces be cut singly, but materials can also be stacked to cut multiple pieces at once.  In the short video below, stacked pieces of PVC are cut.  Cutting several pieces at once can undoubtedly improve your production rate.

Who Uses A Cross Cut Saw?

As a result of the added safety features, saws like these are great for pallet shops, lumber yards, schools, big box stores and many more industries.

Do You Need Test Cuts?

Are you unsure if this machine can cut your material?

Ask about sending in a material sample to Original Saw.  We will cut your material on our shop saw and make a video.  You can then review the videoed test cuts afterwards and make informed decisions.  Most importantly, we want you to feel especially comfortable with your solutions before your purchase.

Would you like to send us your material?  Email us at customerservice@originalsaw.com or call at (800) 733-4063 to start the process.

Any Other Recommendations?

  • Extension Tables

For additional cutting safety, we suggest using Extension Tables to support of your material.  These tables attach to the infeed and outfeed sides.

There is two different types of Extension Tables.  Either flat tables or roller tables work with the cross cut saw.  By joining tables end to end, longer sections can be made.

  • Measuring Systems

In addition, Measuring Systems can be added to the Extension Tables.  Both Measuring Systems and Extension Tables can be joined to a saw or Miter Saw Stand.   You will speed up important processes and production when you add both the Extension Tables and Measuring Systems to your collection.

  • Blades

Manual Cross Cut Saws perform well with a carbide blade.  Blades are sold separately from the saw.

    • If you are using this machine for general cutting, then consider a 40 or 60 tooth blade. 
    • An 80 tooth blade works well for fine cross cutting. 
    • Melamine is best cut with a 100 tooth carbide blade.
    • Additionally, a 120 tooth carbide tipped blade works well for cutting plastic.
Manual Cross Cut Saw
Manual Cross Cut Saw
Manual Cross Cut Saw

Manual Cross Cut Saw Highlights:

  • Manual Clamping
  • Integrated Dust Collection
  • Varied Frequency Drive (VFD) eliminates the need for a mechanical brake.  Not only does the VFD extend the life of the motor, but it shortens the startup amps.
  • 17 1/4 – 18” Cross Cut (depending on model)
  • Laser Blade Path Line
  • Enclosed Lexan Polycarbonate Cutting Area
  • Powder Coated, Heavy Steel Frame
  • E-Stop
  • Start/Stop Station
  • Manual Carriage Pull Handle
  • Handle Grip
  • Wrench Kit
Manual Pull Handle
Manual unit pull handle
Clamping Feet
Clamping feet
Horizontal Pneumatic Clamping Assembly
Horizontal pneumatic clamping assembly
Blade Size14" (356 mm)14" (356 mm)16" (406 mm)20" (508 mm)
HP3.0 hp3.0 hp5.0 hp7.5 hp
Motor phase1 phase3 phase3 phase3 phase
Motor voltage208/230208/230/400/
Arbor1" x 2 3/8"1" x 2 3/8"1" x 2 3/8"1" x 2"
Carriage driveManualManualManualManual
Crosscut capacity at 1"17 1/4" (438 mm)17 1/4" (438 mm)18" (457 mm)18" (457 mm)
Max Depth of Cut3 1/4" (83 mm)3 1/4" (83 mm)4 1/4" (108 mm)6 3/8" (162 mm)
Machine Height45" (1143 mm)45" (1143 mm)45" (1143 mm)45" (1143 mm)
Machine Depth57" (1448 mm)57" (1448 mm)57" (1448 mm)57" (1448 mm)
Table Height35 1/4" (895 mm)35 1/4" (895 mm)35 1/4" (895 mm)35 1/4" (895 mm)
Approximate Shipping Weight779 lbs779 lbs779 lbs779 lbs
Approximate Shipping Dimensions73X58X6173X58X6173X58X6173X58X61