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16″ Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saw


  • 5” depth of cut
  • Automatic blade braking system
  • Manual chain crank crossfeed
  • Manual hand crank for refined carriage control
  • Adjustable crosscut stop
  • Base column lock
  • E-Stop
  • Standard lower elevation on front of frame
  • T-Slot Extruded Metal Table
  • Magnetic starter with low voltage and overload protection
  • Complete upper and lower blade guards
  • Standard work table height 34 ½ ″
  • Models 3579-16M-1 and 3579-16L-1 contain VFD (variable frequency drive) technology
  • Made in USA


16″ Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws are the Ultimate Workhorse of the Industry.

16″ Metal Cutting Saws are a trusted machine in the metal industry. They are capable of operating 2 to 3 shifts per day in an industrial setting with the versatility to:

  • crosscut
  • bevel cut
  • miter cut
  • compound miter cut

The 16″ Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saw can cut 5″ deep in a single pass and has a crosscut capacity of 24″ or 32″, depending on chosen model.  Original Saw Company manufactures this saw with a single or 3 phase motor. In addition, this radial arm saw weighs in at over 850 pounds and can withstand years of industrial cutting.

We pride ourselves in manufacturing an American-made product.

From the motor to the heavy cast iron arm, the 16″ Super Duty Radial Arm Saw is a dependable machine for years to come. Above all, we use heavy duty materials like cast and ductile iron to make a saw that has a vibration-free operation.

The 16″ Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saw features the following industrial-grade features:

  • Heavy-gauge steel, a powder-coated frame, and legs make up the foundation of the machine.
  • The T-slot aluminum extruded table also delivers a durable cutting surface on all Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws. The aluminum extrusions hold the manual clamps. Most important, this upgraded table provides stability and support for heavy cutting.
  • With a TEFC (totally enclosed fan-cooled) motor and internal automatic brake, this radial arm saw has the best cut quality in its class.

Super Duty Metal Cutting Saws are much more than Radial Arm Saws. When paired with optional equipment, they are a platform for a wide variety of cut-off work. Join Original Saw Company’s Saw Extension Tables and Saw Measuring Systems to make a complete cutting station.

Recent updates to this model include the following:

  • Models 3579-16M-1 and 3579-16L-1 feature VFD (variable frequency drive) technology. This converts the single phase input to 3 phase power. Using the VFD increases the speed of the blade by over 8 seconds. Because of the VFD, this saw has a slower, smoother start-up. The VFD also slows and stops the saw over approximately 25 seconds to allow for consistent braking times.
  • The start/stop button on the left front edge of the saw provides added accessibility.
  • The E-stop became a standard feature. An E-Stop is a safety mechanism to shut off machinery in an emergency. This switch stops the operation of the Radial Arm Saw. It shuts off all potential hazards outside of the saw’s power enclosure.
  • Redesigned extended elevating cranks provide easy elevation.
  • Lastly, multiple table options are available. 

Additional information

Weight 1000 lbs
Dimensions 72 × 52 × 48 in

5 hp 1 phase TEFC (totally enclosed, fan cooled) motor, 5 HP 3 phase TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motor

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Ordering & Shipping

Manufacturing of Radial Arm Saws happens after the customer orders. Machines are considered custom and are made voltage specific. If you are unsure about the power requirements of your location, please get in touch with an electrician.

Because some cutting applications are custom and specific, our team may contact you about your purchase. It is our priority to build a saw that fits our customers’ needs.

Radial Arm Saws are assembled and tested in our facility. After being test run, the saw is packaged and placed on a skid. The legs are attached to the skid. This makes setup and installation easy.

When the Radial Arm Saw is delivered, simply:

  1. Lift the machine
  2. Install the legs
  3. Wire in the mag starter
  4. Install the saw blade of your choice


These machines have provided affordable metal cutting in thousands of workshops and manufacturing companies throughout the world. Count on everyday repeatability and accuracy for years to come.


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Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws can cut materials such as aluminum, steel, brass, bronze, plastics and fiberglass.

  • This saw is perfect for cutting extrusions and profiles.
  • They can make several kinds of cuts.

For example, the Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saw will crosscut, miter, bevel and do compound miter work.

The Metal Cutter holds several advantages over other saws in the industry.

It is able to cut large sized material. It can also cut a large volume of pieces at one time.

Because of this, the Metal Cutting Series is generally found in: 

  • Extrusion companies
  • Sign manufacturers
  • Aluminum window and door manufacturers
  • Hollow metal door operations
  • Metal decking manufacturers
  • Metal roof manufacturers
  • Fenestration industries
  • Glass and glazing industry

Original Saw Company offers three types of operation for Radial Arm Saws.


  • Manual Operation – Standard Radial Arm Saws are powered by the operator.  The operator pulls the handle and the blade moves forward radially to make the cut.  Manual operation is a standard feature on all Contractor and Heavy Duty Series Radial Arm Saws.
  • Hand Crank Operation – Hand Cranks are used instead of Manual Operation for better carriage control.  This operation is ideal for cutting large timbers, metal cutting applications, and heavy dado work.  Hand Crank Operation is available on 22.5” Super Duty Radial Arm Saws and all Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws.
  • Semi-Automatic Operation – Add an electronic powered cross feed to a Radial Arm Saw for semi-automatic operation.  Push the button on the front side of the Radial Arm Saw and the blade will cut through the material and automatically return to the home position.  This operation is currently available on all Super Duty Series models and Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws.


Our team has years of cutting experience.  Contact us for recommendations about clamping, feeding material, and complete automatic sawing packages. 

Blade Options for 16″ Metal Cutting Saw:

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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. Afterwards, you can review the videoed test cuts and make informed decisions. Most importantly, we want you to feel comfortable with your solutions before your purchase.

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